Lisa Murkowski Leads Assault On EPA Greenhouse Gas Regulation

03/22/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Erin Arvedlund Mother Jones

The cap-and-trade bill may have stalled in Congress, but its opponents aren't taking it easy. They've launched a new assault on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)--hoping to neutralize the only legal weapon the Obama administration has to curb carbon emissions if the climate legislation fails.

In Congress, Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski has emerged as the leading--and most canny--threat to the EPA.

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