In a letter sent to all Members of Congress American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman is calling for the adoption of the resolution of disapproval of the EPA's endangerment finding and proposed regulation of greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act. Stallman says a Congressional member can show support for agriculture by introducing a resolution of disapproval and adding their name to a discharge petition to bring the resolution to the floor for a vote.
But Stallman says the effort to halt EPA's misguided regulation can't succeed without bipartisan support and leadership from members on both sides of the aisle. He says Democrats and Republicans need to work together and avoid partisan fights to halt regulation that could critically injure the U.S. economy.
The resolution of disapproval has been introduced in the Senate and is expected to be voted on in a few weeks. It would only require a 51-vote majority to pass.
In related news, Farm Bureau has filed a legal challenge to the EPA's endangerment finding. Stallman says EPA regulation of greenhouse gas emissions from farms and ranches through the Clean Air Act could lead to costly and burdensome mandates on America's food, fiber and renewable fuel producers, and the U.S. Court of Appeals needs to conduct a thorough review of the endangerment finding.