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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    farmertony 06/28/2009 5:14pm

    the trouble is the constitution says what the congress says. unless overturned by the supreme court. they make the laws like it or not.

  • ca39 06/23/2009 10:24am

    I’m sorry, but the stimulus package that was recently passed was said to have unemployment at only 6% as opposed to 8% if we hadn’t passed it. Unemployment is now beyond BOTH percentages. Anything that this administration and crazy eyes Nancy Polosi says will create jobs, I wouldn’t trust it. Although this bill is said to lower unemployment, we must look at the big picture. People are barely scraping by to keep their electricity on. What do these politicians think will happen to these people, these families, YOUR family… if the cost of power TRIPLES after this bill?

  • doberman2 06/23/2009 6:09pm

    I wonder if Washington ever listens to NASA. Seems like only last week that they reported that THERE IS NO GLOBAL WARMING!!! NASA itself reported that global warming is CYCLIC!! Is anyone out there old enough to remember the impending new ice age of the 70’s? GIVE ME A BREAK!!!
    This is only a special interest groups’ way of extorting cash out of AMERICANS pockets. But remember, our government LOVES special interest groups. Approximately 450,000,000,000 dollars of the 870,000,000,000 dollar so called stimulous package, went to special interest groups.
    WE NEED TO WAKE UP, AMERICA!!!

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    cerebralscrub44 06/25/2009 10:44am
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    Wow. Can’t believe that the climate change debate is happening on the boards of a good website like this. Climate change denial is a thing of the past, people. I mean I can present you with evidence even though I know none of you will read it. Download the report by the U.S. Global Change panel – http://www.globalchange.gov/publications/reports/scientific-assessments/us-impacts/download-the-report

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    cerebralscrub44 06/25/2009 10:45am
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    Also, you claim that NASA has found that global warming is cyclic? Wow, great job! You’re absolutely right, our planet does go through a periodic warming and cooling cycle. doberman2, take a look at NASA’s website – this took me about 30 seconds of searching:http://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/news/topstory/2008/human_impact.html
    In this release, Cynthia Rosenzweig of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Science in New York says, “Humans are influencing climate through increasing greenhouse gas emissions and the warming is causing impacts on physical and biological systems that are now attributable at the global scale and in North America, Europe, and Asia.”
    Please don’t claim that you know what you’re talking about before doing actual research on the subject.

  • Angel98501 06/24/2009 5:47am

    Please Call Your Congressmen To Shutdown This Cap’N’Tax Bill. This bill is estimated by independent organizations to raise the cost of living by 4000 for every family. So if you don’t have a spare 4k dollars laying around that you want the government to take for you; Then please join me in calling on Congress to Fail this bill.

  • toolib 06/24/2009 6:28am

    i just mailed my congressman from utah. i hope he understands what this is because i heard on Glen Beck that they give more time to talk about post offices (census) than to talk about Cap n Trade.

    Does anyone understand why there is so much mayhem in passing so much legislation?

  • norm 06/24/2009 6:58am

    This will increase the cost of energy for every business and person. It may create jobs but the businesses will have to find ways to pay for the expenses of higher energy costs and so will every American. How will they do this? No good business that stays in business swallows the cost of increased costs. They pass it on to the consumers. So everything we purchase will become more expensive. This is simply a tax to change how you use energy. It is a socialistic attempt to control society.

  • b_boud2004 06/24/2009 9:29am

    Contact your representatives and tell them how you feel about this bill.

  • meadowj 06/24/2009 1:01pm

    Climate change has not been scientifically proven to be warming. We have sufficient science to show that we are actually entering a cooling period for the next 100 years. So why are we allowing a selective few, that think they are smarter than the masses, bully us into actions that simply cost us more and tax us more for no established reason. This act,if enacted,is nothing but a sham. We should vote out any and all of congress that votes for the enactment of such.

  • MatrixSurfer 06/24/2009 1:31pm

    Al Gore, Henry Waxman; criminals of the highest order, and should go to jail for the costliest, deadliest hoax ever perpetrated on THE WORLD. It doesn’t take more than a 5th grade intellence with a few basic facts in hand (such as "Current CO2 levels hover around 385 parts per million (ppm), a relatively minor constituent of the earth’s entire atmosphere – less than 4/100ths of 1% of all gases present.” In fact, “99.72% of the greenhouse effect is due totally to natural causes” – to be able to figure out that even if this hoax WERE true, we couldn’t do a thing about it. I AM reassured at the number of level heads that seem to be ‘out there’ in the heartland. http://factorlie.com/how-unelected-epa-officials-will-double-your-energy-costs-ignorance-is-expensive/

  • cpnpa 06/24/2009 4:18pm
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    In case you folks, who don’t like the H.R. 2454, must have forgotten that oil is considered national security to the US Government. If we add the cost of all our military bases around the world, all the wars, all EPA clean ups and the total health care cost from long term exposure to pollution, your gas at the pump is actually costing about $ 7-8 per gallon. Your taxes are paying the difference, so you can get illusion that fossil fuels are cheap, so don’t mess with it! Even the giant coal burning China is jumping on the green wagon? PS. Why did the Soviet Union invade Afghanistan in 1980? Afghanistan has no resource of any kind?

  • mpaone 06/24/2009 4:19pm
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    Look, get over the climate change debate. Look at the economics of it. The future is in renewable resources that come from the sky and sun, not underground fossils from ancient history.

    Robert Kennedy, Jr., foreword from The Green Collar Economy by Van Jones:

    “Today we don’t need to abolish carbon as an energy source in order to see its inefficiencies starkly or understand that the addiction to it is the principal drag on American capitalism. The evidence is before our eyes. The practice of borrowing a billion dollars each day to buy foreign oil has caused the American dollar to implode. More than a trillion dollars in annual subsidies to coal and oil producers has beggared a nation that four decades ago owned half the globe’s wealth. Carbon dependence has eroded our economic power, destroyed our moral authority, diminished our international influence and prestige, and damaged our health and landscapes. It is subverting everything we value.”

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    mpaone 06/24/2009 4:24pm
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    By the way, to everyone who is decrying energy price hikes and increased taxes: oil and coal are cheap is because of government subsidies. Move our investments to renewables and they will be cheap. And they will get much cheaper. Imagine having a series of solar panels on your roof that will actually generate money over time. We have the technology, we have the ability, let’s get to work!

    The moral is, you’re going to pay for energy either way. Would you rather continue down a path from cheap to extremely expensive? Or a path from cheap to cheaper to virtually costless? Think about it.

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    zhowland 06/29/2009 7:36am

    We wouldn’t be sending so much money to overseas oil-producing countries if the same federal government that is complaining about was not also the road-block stopping us from drilling our own oil.

  • bobjuliequeen 06/24/2009 4:27pm

    Global warming is a farce and simply another way for the progressives to steal money from hard working Americans. Also remember it is a theory not a fact. You can’t stop mother nature let us enjoy the last 10 billion years we have on earth.

  • 1fasz 06/25/2009 7:41am

    This is nothing but a Globalist scam to fund the international elites.
    The only Global Warming that is a real threat is a Nuclear Bomb.

  • drmoolittle 06/25/2009 8:25am

    Look into your refrigerators. How many beef, pork and dairy products do you have? Our dairy farmers and cattlemen are struggling. Will this tax keep the livestock from belching? All it will do is put the hard working Americans who feed us out of business. We need to support our farmers, not those on Capitol Hill who support the craziest tax of all.

  • ConservativeFLrunner 06/25/2009 8:45am

    This bill is criminal! Call congress, let’s work to stop it while we can! Another rush job! Slow down, get the facts! Stop wasting my money!
    All support = get voted out in 2010 or 2012!

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    ClaudeLemieux 10/06/2009 6:25am

    This bill is not Criminal! We had the facts for years! this is hardly a rush job, your just trying to throw dirt on this bill.

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    cosumel 10/21/2009 4:07pm
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    I am not a supporter of the global warming theory. In the 1970s the big thing was that we were all headed into another ice age. It is cyclical. Get over it.
    What we cannot get over is that coal and oil are going to run out, and sticking our heads in the oil-sands and pretending that it will all go away is a disasterous plan for our children. This bill has solid plans to create jobs in technologies that will allow us to stop getting oil by relying on countries that hate us, such as Iran and Venezuela.
    Most bills in congress and all bills that get signed into law are compromises. This one is in better shape than most. Get it passed into law so we can start repairing the economy, then fix the detailed problems that it has.

  • jodamur 06/25/2009 10:11am

    I agree we need to vote these IDIOTS out of office 2008 was the coldest year in the last 10 years. and while were at it lets AUDIT THE FEDERAL RESERVE HR-1207 and S-604 THE REAL TAX PROBLEM.

  • BERNARDBUCKMAN 06/25/2009 10:22am

    I am with all who are against this bill——this would be a travesty if it were to pass. Our economy is suffering enough and there has been nothing but injustice done to our American workforce. Why can’t we learn from our foreign friends who have already tried and failed on some of these programs that are being shoved down our throats? Americans need to take care of America!

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    cerebralscrub44 06/25/2009 10:46am
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    Try reading actual scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals that are accepted by the scientific community – even though I doubt that you would put in the time to actually researching your claims with credible data.
    This report – here it is again,
    http://www.globalchange.gov/publications/reports/scientific-assessments/us-impacts/download-the-report
    finds in its key facts section that
    “1. Global warming is unequivocal and primarily human-induced.
    Global temperature has increased over the past 50 years. This observed increase is due primarily to human-induced
    emissions of heat-trapping gases. (p. 13)

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    heylucy 06/26/2009 9:06am

    The consensus on this is rapidly changing throughout the world: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124597505076157449.html#mod=djemEditorialPage
    There is plenty of evidence that refutes the above statement, and many scientists are willing to risk their reputations to speak out against man-made global warming.

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    ClaudeLemieux 10/06/2009 6:36am

    Actually many scientists are paid off by the billion dollar subsidy injected Oil, Coal, Nuke and Gas industries to speak falsely against climate change evidence.What do the other scientists have to gain by going against these companies? What other phenomenon is causing the icecaps and glaciers to melt? And what is causing them to melt so fast? And what is causing them to melt at the exact same rate as the global rise in greenhouse gas emissions? The best boost to an economy is innovation, it creates new jobs and life for the American Public.
    The same old Oil, Coal, Gas and Nuke industries are stagnating our economy and producing fewer jobs each year, while sending our environment and thus economy to the bottom with it. How many more billions in handouts to industry execs, will our Chinese assisted-economy hold? Do you want to find out?

  • cerebralscrub44 06/25/2009 10:47am
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    The world has moved on from the climate debate. The transition to clean energy technology is a matter of national security – it’s time to stop funding nations like Saudi Arabia, home of extreme islamic terrorist cells, with our oil money and start producing energy here in America.
    Also, check out the report’s modest 27 pages of references.
    Read the latest publications, and be open-minded. I’ve given you the evidence – now stop complaining and get on board with the rest of the country and the educated world.

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    heylucy 06/26/2009 9:13am

    Actually, the world outside the U.S. is starting to question the validity of man-made global warming (see the Wall Street Journal article linked above). I agree, we need to stop funding Saudi Arabia, but this bill is not the answer. The environmental impact of wind farms and solar farms capable of producing enough power to replace coal-fired plants is at least equal to coal mining. Why is clean nuclear power not included in this bill? Why can’t we drill for oil here? Yes, it will take 10 years to see results, but wind and solar will also take time to develop. Why can’t we let our free markets do the work of finding better sources of energy? The government doesn’t need to be funding this.

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    ClaudeLemieux 10/06/2009 6:48am

    Completely false lucy, if that was the case why are world leaders meeting in Copenhagen this December to discuss ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions? Wind and Solar plants capable of producing energy equivalent have a virtual negative impact in comparison to Coal. Clean nuclear power doesn’t exist, plutonium tailings from nuclear mining poison our water supplies! We can drill for oil here! But it is dumb, not only would it take over ten years to seismograph the oil, it would take even more time to deliver it to the American Public. In that time we could have built many more clean energy wind and solar plants, as well as waste biodiesel plants! The government has been funding Coal etc. for decades, they’re the reason our free market doesn’t exist! The point of subsidies is to fund new and innovative technologies, how much money do you think cars cost when they came out?

  • zazoo 06/25/2009 11:20am

    Cap and trade is just another power grab by our federal government. It will be a additional tax burden…one that we cannot afford. Cap and trade, along with nationalized health care, will be disastrous for the United States of America.


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