Source: American Farm Bureau Federation
Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) announced she would co-sponsor a resolution to disapprove the Environmental Protection Agency's effort to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act. Lincoln's support builds key momentum for an issue that is of vital importance to America's farmers and ranchers, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.
AFBF President Bob Stallman said Lincoln's support for the resolution, introduced by Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), could not have come at a better time and reflects true bipartisan concern.
"Sen. Lincoln recognizes the very real apprehension that Americans today harbor about the overreach of government regulations," Stallman said. "America's farmers and ranchers believe incentives and initiatives that focus on clean energy would be much more effective than once again trotting out the heavy hand of government regulation. We fully support Sens. Lincoln and Murkowski in their efforts to oppose EPA's greenhouse gas regulations."