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Proposed Legislation 2011

Legislation introduced in the 2011 Congress

Defending America's Affordable Energy and Jobs Act

Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) with 19 Senate co-sponsors introduced S. 228, Defending America's Affordable Energy and Jobs Act. This bill would prohibit any federal agency from regulating greenhouse gases for the purpose of controlling climate effects unless it determines such regulation is necessary to protect the public health from imminent and substantial harm caused by direct human exposure to the relevant greenhouse gas.

EPA Stationary Source Regulations Suspension Act

Sen. John Rockefeller (D-WV) with six Senate co-sponsors introduced S. 231, EPA Stationary Source Regulations Suspension Act. This bill suspends EPA’s authority to regulate carbon dioxide or methane stationary source emissions under the Clean Air Act for two years.

Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011

Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) with 43 Senate co-sponsors introduced S. 482, Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011. Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) with 71 House co-sponsors introduced H.R. 910, the House version of the Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011. This bill permanently prohibits the EPA from taking any action relating to greenhouse gas emissions, including water vapor, carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, sulfur hexafluoride, hydrofluorocarbons, and perfluorocarbons due to concerns regarding climate change.

Free Industry Act

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) with 125 House co-sponsors introduced H.R. 97, Free Industry Act. The bill amends the definition of “air pollutant” in the Clean Air Act to exclude carbon dioxide, water vapor, methane, nitrous oxide, hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons and sulfur hexafluoride and prohibits EPA from using the Clean Air Act to regulate climate change.

Ensuring Affordable Energy Act

Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) with 58 House co-sponsors introduced H.R. 153, Ensuring Affordable Energy Act. This bill prohibits the EPA from implementing a cap-and-trade program or using a Clean Air Act to regulate stationary source greenhouse gas emissions.

Protect America’s Energy and Manufacturing Jobs Act of 2011

Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) with five House co-sponsors introduced H.R. 199, Protect America’s Energy and Manufacturing Jobs Act of 2011. This bill suspends EPA’s authority to regulate carbon dioxide or methane stationary source emissions under the Clean Air Act for two years.

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