Sen. Brown: GOP plan to block EPA rule is wrong
BOSTON—U.S. Sen. Scott Brown is pledging to vote against a resolution he said could block federal clean air rules that curb emissions widely known to have toxic health effects.
Brown said he's opposed to the Republican move to disapprove the Environmental Protection Agency's mercury and air toxic standards rule.
The Massachusetts Republican said he's "consistently supported" the EPA's efforts to limit emissions of harmful and toxic pollutants like mercury.
Brown's Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren said Brown has sided with Republicans to weaken the EPA.
Warren's campaign manager pointed to Brown's support in 2010 of a resolution to block the agency from regulating greenhouse gases from automobiles and industrial facilities.
Brown said his environmental record is strong, citing in part his work as a founding member of the Senate Oceans Caucus.