U.S. Sen. Scott Brown is backing a resolution to block the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gases from automobiles and industrial facilities.
Brown said he plans to vote for the proposal by Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski that seeks to undo a finding that allowed the federal environmental agency to regulate the gases.
The resolution is up for a vote Thursday.
Sen. John Kerry, a Democrat, opposes it. Kerry says its supporters have not offered solutions to try to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
"On the one hand, they say it's the job of Congress, not the EPA, and then they stand in the way of Congress doing its job in the first place," Kerry said.
Brown said he disagrees that giving the EPA the ability to regulate the emissions will help solve the country's energy problems.
The Massachusetts Republican called the carbon dioxide regulations "restrictive and damaging" and said they will drive up energy prices and make it harder for businesses to create new jobs.
The White House issued a veto threat if the resolution is passed.
This program aired on June 10, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.