Senate shoots down GOP measure to block EPA from regulating carbon fails 

On Wednesday the United States Senate rejected a Republican led effort to block the Environmental Protection Agency from regulated carbon, with a 50-50 vote. Sixty votes were needed to secure passage.

Four Democrats voted in favor of the measure: Sens. Ben Nelson, Neb., Mark Pryor, Ark., Mary Landrieu, and Joe Manchin, W.Va..

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine. was the sole GOP "no" vote.

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