The House Republican leadership on Wednesday approved President Donald Trump’s sweeping air pollution proposal that will roll back federal environmental regulations, including a ban on ozone pollution.
The GOP-led House approved the measure in a 240-203 vote.
Democrats had already said the measure would not go through the Senate, which has not taken up any new climate legislation in months.
Republicans, however, did not need to vote on it.
The House measure will now head to the Senate for consideration, where the legislation would likely face fierce opposition from Democrats and some Republicans.
The legislation also requires the Environmental Protection Agency to set a goal of cutting the carbon pollution from coal-fired power plants by 20 percent by 2030.
It would require the EPA to issue more than 1,000 additional rules to protect wetlands, wildlife and other habitats, which are threatened by climate change.
The bill would also require the agency to set the lowest energy consumption standards for vehicles and buildings.