Environment & Energy Report

House Votes to Delay Brick Kiln, Wood Stove Air Pollution Rules (1)

March 7, 2018, 9:09 PMUpdated: March 7, 2018, 10:33 PM

The House voted to delay limits on toxic pollutants from brick and ceramic tile kilns and wood stoves, preventing the rules from taking effect until lawsuits challenging them are resolved.

The bill, known as the BRICK Act (H.R. 1917) and sponsored by Rep. Bill Johnson (R-Ohio), passed by a vote of 234-180 March 7. It targets standards limiting emissions of mercury, heavy metals, and acid gases from brick and ceramic tile makers that have been tied up in court for nearly two decades.

Prior to the bill’s passage, Democrats tried to use a procedural...

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