Charleston, W.Va. (AP) -- Congressional members from West Virginia and Virginia are trying to block the federal government's regulation of greenhouse gases from coal-fired power plants and other sources.
West Virginia reps. Nick Rahall and Alan Mollohan and Virginia rep. Rick Boucher introduced legislation Wednesday to let congress, rather than the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, develop a program to regulate carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases.
The three democrats' proposal is in response to EPA's finding that carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases endanger human health.
The three say EPA's regulations could cost their coal-mining districts thousands of jobs.
A similar proposal was introduced in the U.S. Senate by West Virginia democrat Jay Rockefeller.
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