H.R.2454 - American Clean Energy And Security Act of 2009

To create clean energy jobs, achieve energy independence, reduce global warming pollution and transition to a clean energy economy. view all titles (12)

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  • Official: To create clean energy jobs, achieve energy independence, reduce global warming pollution and transition to a clean energy economy. as introduced.
  • Short: American Clean Energy And Security Act of 2009 as introduced.
  • Short: American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 as introduced.
  • Short: Safe Climate Act as introduced.
  • Short: American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 as reported to house.
  • Short: Safe Climate Act as passed house.
  • Short: Safe Climate Act as reported to house.
  • Short: American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 as passed house.
  • Short: Global Change Research and Data Management Act of 2009 as passed house.
  • Short: GREEN Act of 2009 as passed house.
  • Short: Green Resources for Energy Efficient Neighborhoods Act of 2009 as passed house.
  • Short: National Climate Service Act of 2009 as passed house.

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  • excellenceinamericacom 07/23/2009 1:28pm

    Why did I say no to Cap & Trade… takes me about 20 minutes to explain (but its humorous) watch my Cap and Trade presentation here http://excellenceinamerica.com/?p=640


  • jralomar15 07/25/2009 6:42pm

    Any Rep who voted yes for this will be FIRED during the next election. Senators better wise up before their vote.

  • freemyamerica 07/27/2009 1:02pm


    This indicates that congress is “doing to” rather than “doing for”. False science, false jobs. Not very promising.

  • Cascadian503 08/09/2009 6:23pm
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    Environmental groups across the country are split on this piece of legislation because of the limited cap on “greenhouse gasses” and the further subsidization of dirty energy like coal. In essence it’s a normal energy bill with slightly more investments in green energy i.e. wind, solar, geothermal, etc. This will create jobs. However short the Waxman-Markey bill falls on environmental groups, this bill signals a sharp change from the past. A past of relying on foreign and dirty sources of energy that not only destroys our environment in the name of corporate profits but threatens our national security. Furthermore a cap on pollution, if done right, will unleash the full potential of clean & renewable energy. It’s time to repower America—to unleash the power of clean energy and transform our economy to a greener future.

  • republicaddict 08/10/2009 11:39am

    i’m anti anything that allows the government to spend more of my money and my kids money on pointless things. i could care less about the environment and what we may be doing to it. the earth and atmosphere like everything else in the universe had a beginning and will have an end. so don’t waste my money trying to preserve the ozone when the free choice and financial security of future america is dying

  • train 08/11/2009 6:06pm

    This is a joke. Global warming is a scam. This is just another way for govt. to take more of our freedoms. Don’t tell me a can’t drive my SUV, or run my house thermostat at 74 degrees, or eat what I want. The libs are just trying to find new and fancy ways to tax more. “Please don’t tax me bro.”

  • CowboyRick 08/14/2009 3:06pm

    Hope you have a FIREPLACE for this winter-it’s going to get COLD and the energy will be sky high-CHANGE you can believe in! HA HA Grrrr!

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    catnkaboodle 09/11/2009 9:32am

    Hey CowboyRick, sorry to “bust your bubble”, but according to this bill,…. you’d have to get some “emission vouchers” for burning firewood too.

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    ClaudeLemieux 10/06/2009 5:32am

    That’s completely false, firewood is carbon neutral.

  • vrbahs 08/15/2009 6:07pm

    He/Those who controls the food,media,energy and medicine controls the populace. Have I left anything out?

  • voiceNwilderness 08/18/2009 8:50am

    This bill could be more accurately named…..
    May I suggest the “Waxman Three-Card Monte Bill”??
    That’s about all this bill accomplishes……it fools one party into believing they are doing some kind of social good by exchanging money to another party because they incorrectly guessed which shell the carbon was under!!
    This bill is designed to give the gamblers on Wall Street one more legalized con-game.

  • MercilessPit 08/19/2009 11:32am

    ANY kind of legislation to control health care and private insurance is a move toward absolute control of the people. TORT Reform NOW! This lousy administration has taken over the banks, AIG, auto companies and now they’re trying to get our health and energy (cost of) into their power-hungry hands. They wont stop until they have snatched every liberty away from us. VOTE OUT THIS CONGRESS IN 2010!

  • ksavage 08/25/2009 6:19am

    I have a question. Weren’t “Bush-bashers” up until last year using the national deficit as one of their biggest arguments against George W. Bush? I believe they were…on almost every political show in the nation, every satirist “political” talk show, every news network, on and on throughout every part of the media. Everyday citizens started picking up on it too, and it was one of the most commonly-heard arguments against the Bush administration. So, that being true, HOW ON EARTH do the same liberal, weak-minded people ignore what Obama is doing to our national “budget”?! If national debt made Bush a bad president, Barack Obama is astronomically, exponentially, indisputably the WORST president this nation has ever had.

  • horsewoman 08/26/2009 4:48am
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    Check Wikipedia…coal plants do emit radiation. As for pugging in your car..oh yea let’s use more electicity. All large fish in the ocean are polluted with mercury, 90% of which comes from coal generated power plants.
    Are you using plug strips to turn off ALL power to audio/visual equipment? Your computer? Any thing that turns on by remote control or has a light showing is using electricity. Americans are the hogs of the world so maybe we ought to cut down on electric appliances and start being conservative. Estimates state that we could shut down some power plants if we utilized some of these stratages. Use less.
    And as for the cow-methane debackle…how many buffalo used to roam the plains and we are worried about our cows!!! Get real this whole bill is a joke…also checkout the U.N.’s complicity in this deal…the same people ( U.N. Heritage Group) that wants to turn Montana into a park.

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    ksavage 08/26/2009 6:38am

    you do understand what Wikipedia is…….right?

  • horsewoman 08/26/2009 7:56am

    Enlighten me what is wikipedia? Would be grateful of new info…I might add that I can across the same (Coal ash etc. radioactivity) other places. Wait your reply

  • ArmyMason 08/26/2009 8:44pm

    Scientists have proved in the past that the climate change is a normal. We are at the end of the last ice age, that is why the caps are melting, if you at dirt samples you will see that millions of years ago the earth went through this exact climate change. I think its pretty vain of us to believe man has the ability to change the earths climate. Besides if its global warming why have we seen mild temperatures in Michigan this year?

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    catnkaboodle 09/11/2009 9:39am

    Yes you’re right, this bill is nothing more than a way to get deeper into our pockets. It won’t save the ozone or emissions, earth has its cycles. Further more,….the earth IS over populated and it will withstand people. I’m sure the earth will be around for millions more years, and all this “Boo-ha” is nothing more then scare tactics!!!!

  • missy0218 08/30/2009 7:15am

    President Obama has said utility bills will go up as a result of this bill. Yes we may see savings down the road but right now things are tight. Most people I know are barely getting by with today’s prices. Stabilize the economy and then we can move on to other projects.

  • CBCMan 08/31/2009 8:08am

    Please take a look at the Aye voters to see if your rep voted for this bill. With only 12% in favor of the bill, show your rep that they will be out of office if they vote against your wishes! This is a great place to see what is going on in the government, but if you are not voicing your position to your reps, you are not helping your Country!

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  • fortermlimits 09/07/2009 7:27pm

    Waxman-Pelosi no difference, neither of them care for the people, just want to line their own pockets. We need to vote these guys out!!!!

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    ClaudeLemieux 10/06/2009 5:36am

    If they wanted to line their own pockets, they’d vote with the Billion dollar Coal, Oil and Gas industries, who have had a stranglehold on clean energy innovation since it’s it’s inception. Most of the biggest campaign contributions go to the “congressmen” who support big industry.

  • JosephNobles 09/11/2009 5:31pm
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    A Wall Street Journal blogger has an article on this bill – the benefits of the bill will far outweigh the costs.


  • Su100TD 09/18/2009 12:27pm

    The socialists/communist pass this bill this will kill what is left of the economy. How can Co2 be a polutent? If it was how could trees and plants grow? This will add 900-1200 to ones energy bill a year. How will this create jobs? If one read the recent report about Spain and its green sector, one will find for every 1 green job created 2 jobs are lost in other sectores. In other words, it is a job killer. Plus, if it wasn’t for massive subsidies from the taxpayer, these technologies would die. THEY ARE NOT COMPETITIVE WITH THE FREE MARKET. This is a boondoggle. For you environment wackos, how do you explain the dalton and maunder minimum? There where no sun spot activity. Why is Greenland named, Greenland? When Leaf Erikson discoved in 1000 ad it was green with trees. The sun guides our weather, not some cow passing co2 or you driving your SUV. The greatist green house gass is water vapor. We should ban water than. One should listen Vaclav Klaus, this is communism.

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    justamick 11/03/2009 3:58am


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    jen_georgia 11/09/2009 1:25pm

    i agree! co2 polluting the earth! how crazy are they! i agree they are trying to make us a socialist government and its sad! we have to stand up for our rights!

  • capricorn7nc 09/29/2009 5:41am

    I do not agree because it doesn’t go in effect until 2020. I think this bill is weak and doesn’t have enough bite to make it work. I want Congress to start putting in bills that happen within the year, not 11 years down the line. It is necessary and it would help us ween off of oil, and move into new technologies. We need jobs. I live in NC where the only companies we had were textiles, tobacco, furniture, and manufacturing. We could use new industries to help us create revenue and get out of debt. If they were to do cap-and-trade and create restrictions on companies that are major emitters from passing the cost over to customers it would help the economy.

  • louisabernethyy 09/30/2009 4:46am

    We need to get to a system of energy in this country that is not dependent on other countries. Not drilling for oil and pushing pollution on others is not as good as drilling here and controlling the pollution. Utilizing electric vehicles when the rare earth materials for batteries and magnets are controlled by China is not going to help. We could look for rare elements in our country and do more research on ways to make batteries here. We now get most of our tooling for machines from overseas because the EPA caused the cost of casting in the US become too expensive.

    Having spent my life in a large corporation and being responsible for the energy cost, I can tell you that any international corporation that has taxes imposed on them higher in one place than another will move production elsewhere to compete in the world markets. Many of them already have the facilities other places with the capacity to move production at will.

  • mywhitehouse 10/02/2009 7:25am

    All of these clowns are corrupt, that is why they don’t have a Corruption Elimination Bill, please sign our petition. The right is only mad because the left now has the control of the corruption. All this effort and none on the true problem.


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