NGSA Backs Resolution to Disapprove GHG Reg

The Natural Gas Supply Association yesterday joined with more than 60 other organizations in a letter to all members of the U.S. Senate calling for their support of S.J. Res. 26, a resolution to disapprove EPA's proposal to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act. The resolution is sponsored by Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and now has 40 co-sponsors, including
the co-chairs of the Senate Natural Gas Caucus, Sens. Mary Landrieu (D-Louisiana) and Sen. Saxby
Chambliss (R-Georgia).

In a statement, Natural Gas Supply Association (NGSA) president and CEO R. Skip Horvath said, "Regulation of greenhouse gases by EPA, without the benefit of the debate, negotiation and consensus-building that the legislative process would ordinarily provide, is not the right approach for the country. There is wide bipartisan agreement that Congress and not EPA should lead in crafting greenhouse gas policies. Natural gas producers have significant practical concerns raised by EPA's proposed rule. For example, the rule would burden many natural gas projects with a time-consuming permitting process that would interfere with bringing more natural gas to market, despite its proven ability to serve as an environmental solution."