Washinton (Dow Jones) – The White House is threatening to veto a bill that would block the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gas emissions.

The White House said in a statement it “strongly opposes” the bill, introduced in the Republican-led House earlier this year, because it strips the EPA of posers that allow the agency to set air pollution standards.

The White House also said the bill world increase the country’s dependence on foreign oil by limiting the EPA’s ability to set fuel economy standards.

The bill under question – introduced by Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., chair of the House Energy & Commerce Committee – prevents EPA from regulating emissions of carbon dioxide or other green house gases for the purposes of addressing climate change.