US House blocks carbon emission rules, Obama set to veto

House Speaker Paul Ryan, pictured December 1, 2015, and his Republican caucus have voted to kill White House regulations limiting greenhouse gas emissions even as the world's nations work to reach a climate deal at the COP21 summit in ParisWashington (AFP) – Republican lawmakers in the US House of Representatives voted Tuesday to block President Barack Obama’s regulations on reducing greenhouse gas emissions — a move certain to spark his veto, as negotiators work on a global climate deal in Paris.

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