Inhofe: After 2010, Senate Can Reverse EPA Decision « The Washington Independent
At the Heritage Foundation today, Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) claimed that there were only 25 “aye” votes in the Senate for the Kerry-Boxer cap-and-trade bill. The “Climategate” scandal, over e-mails obtained from the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit that skeptics claim to show scientists forging global warming data, had not had an effect on the vote because it was “already dead.”
I asked Inhofe whether he saw enough votes in the Senate to pass a law reversing the EPA’s “endangerment finding” of yesterday, which classified greenhouse gases as dangers to public health. It would be tough now, he said, and he didn’t want to put Republicans “on the spot.” But the situation would change if Republicans had more votes in the Senate.
“After the 2010 election,” said Inhofe, “I guarantee we’ll have the votes to do it.”