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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  • Betonavette 11/17/2009 9:10am

    This moronic bill should just be labeled: “Cap & Tax” because that is all that it will lead to. What a joke! Making big government…..bigger!

  • rcmyer 11/20/2009 2:26pm

    Global Warming is a Hoax! Information is spreading like a wildfire in the blogosphere regarding the University of East Anglia Climate Research Unit (CRU) hacked email files. If true, this astonishing information will uncover the scientific fraud that many have suspected.


    Some excerpts from the second site:
    “There’s an email from American climate scientist Tom Wigley advising Professor Jones how to manipulate some data to emphasise warming trends.”
    “..another from Jones in which he tells a colleague that he’s used the same “trick” as Michael Mann (Mr Hockey Stick) “to hide the decline”, and in yet another he calls the reported death of a climate sceptic “cheering news”.

    To be sure, more details will be revealed in the coming days, but if you ever needed a reason to doubt the global warming hoax this is it. Its time for Congress to wake up and kill these bills.

  • Americafirst 12/21/2009 11:14pm

    Screw the enviroment reasons.
    Create jobs!
    Clean up the air!
    Stop sending our money to the terrorists! (YES the foreign oil you buy supports arab terrorists)

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    JMeadeRep 01/25/2010 11:56am

    And the ethanol fuel you buy robs families of food.

    What an incredibly discriminatory statement, claiming that all Arabs are terrorists.

  • Anonymous 01/16/2010 5:22pm

    how can you pass sht on made up science…….they lied about the whole thing….the sun heats and cools the earth period…..their just trying to get rich on on their carbon tax sht….9/11 staged,,,climaregate lies,,,now bankergate,,,,,al qaeda madeup ,,taliban staged…on and on…..rep dem all work for the same back and secert scoiety….bohemmin grove ,,the bilderburgs,,on and on….UTUBE REFLECTIONS AND WARNINGS…..UTUBE FALL OF THE REPUBLIC…..

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  • 4seasonslc 01/18/2010 3:40am

    Whether or not climate change is real doesn’t make a difference. As previously stated, our country just can’t afford this right now. Have they ever heard of prioritizing??? Lets pass some bills geared toward economic recovery that actually work and make sense, not bills that tax and give the already fat-pocket lawmakers more control. This country was founded on the principle that people would have “no taxation without representation”. This is obviously heavily overlooked in this day and age. Wake up People – we need an American Revolution. Those of you who support this bogus government we have – well, I guess you’ll just be sitting on the sidelines. And don’t expect the rest of us to help you when you don’t have the govt. mule to sit on.

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    briandamron46 01/23/2010 10:36pm

    i agree , stop spending, stop taxing, and if you milk us tax payers by living on welfare, then take a boat and leave my shores. I didn’t spend 3 enlistments, a war and other crap that people don’t know about, to watch a bunch of greedy punks pillage and blunder our country, and lazy f@#^s to spend their whole lives on gov’t hand outs

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    JMeadeRep 01/25/2010 11:55am

    Free market capitalism is the only economic system that has been proven to provide the maximum good for the maximum amount of people. Contrary to the claims of socialists and liberals, expanding government power and the welfare state reduces the standard of living and the level of freedom avaiable to the citizens. Simply look at the history of the nations that have and currently are trying it! It does not work. The human mind, especially one involved in government, is not capable of running something as complex as a national economy. Every time the government enters into more regulations and more taxation, the economy slows and individuals suffer. It is our right as Americans to own private property! The federal government has no right to redistribute income, especially when that “redistribution” helps NO ONE. Our government is short-sighted and unfortunately power hungry.

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  • Superpower 01/23/2010 5:11am

    Congressional Democrats; screwing America one liberal ideal at a time.

  • cerebralscrub44 01/23/2010 5:52am
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    yay, though I’m sure this won’t convince all of you anti-science disinformers out there, NASA has released an official report detailing that 2000-2009 was the hottest decade in the instrumental record (since 1880) and 2009 is tied for the hottest year. The report notes,
    “Climate scientists agree that rising levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases trap incoming heat near the surface of the Earth and are the key factors causing the rise in temperatures since 1880, but these gases are not the only factors that can impact global temperatures. Three others key factors — including changes in the sun’s irradiance, oscillations of sea surface temperature in the tropics, and changes in aerosol levels — can also cause slight increases or decreases in the planet’s temperature. Overall, the evidence suggests that these effects are not enough to account for the global warming observed since 1880.”

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    cerebralscrub44 01/23/2010 6:00am
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    Also, NASA points out that increased warming continued to occur despite a deep solar minimum:
    “In 2009, it was clear that even the deepest solar minimum in the period of satellite data hasn’t stopped global warming from continuing."
    In conclusion,
    “There’s a contradiction between the results shown here and popular perceptions about climate trends,” Hansen said. “In the last decade, global warming has not stopped.”
    Hansen is the director of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies. Judging from the comments on this bill, he’s right. Looks like you people need to observe the results instead of parroting anti-science talking points circulated by Fox News and mock climatologists whose research is funded by the Big Oil and Coal industries.

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    JMeadeRep 01/25/2010 11:48am

    All that data proves to me is that we have a cyclic pattern. Temperature was high in the 1880s, and it cooled in the 1970s (there was a great scare about “global cooling” then, ironic), and has now risen again to the same point it was at.

    If I’m missing something, let me know. I am always, sincerely, open to learning.

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    cerebralscrub44 01/25/2010 5:28pm
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    Risen to the same point it was at? I’m glad you’re open to learning, because that’s just completely false. Look here:
    You can see in the graphs depicted that the global average surface temperatures in 1880 are nowhere near the levels they are today. Now if you have some explanation for cyclical temperature changes on an appropriate scale that would give a better explanation than NASA’s, let me see it.

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    JMeadeRep 01/29/2010 4:50am

    That article says that temperatures rise by about .36F per year. It also mentions that El Nino could cause exactly that much rise in temperature. Is there an article that proves that carbon emissions is contributing enough to global warming to justify a cap-and-trade method? That method could seriously hamper our economic growth.

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    cerebralscrub44 01/29/2010 10:04am
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    Your first claim is easily refuted. Read, “There’s substantial year-to-year variability of global temperature caused by the tropical El Niño-La Niña cycle. But when we average temperature over five or ten years to minimize that variability, we find that global warming is continuing unabated.” That’s Hansen, director of GISS. So you are right, the tropical El Nino cycle can cause year-to-year temperature changes, but it’s apparent that it can’t possibly be responsible for the rapid change in temperature over several decades that we’ve seen since the 1970s.

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    cerebralscrub44 01/29/2010 10:12am

    While cap-and-trade may cause energy utilities and corporations to change their policies in order to lower carbon emissions in the near term, requiring expenditures, the impact on our economy that staying dependent on fossil fuels will have is far worse. Sure, it will require adjustments, but over the next decade if we commit to changing we will create millions of green jobs, spur innovation in the energy industry which will attract investors, lower our energy costs dramatically, and prevent some of the disastrous economic impacts that U.S. Global Change Research Program says climate change will have on our country. Energy from the sun is free. Energy from the wind is free. Energy from the earth is free. Think about it.

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    Anonymous 01/23/2010 6:15am
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    cerebralscrub44 01/23/2010 7:15am
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    uh…what? turn your caps lock off. and, get back to me when you’re not a complete moron.

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  • Slugger 01/23/2010 6:58am

    Chavez railed against the alleged injustices of free markets, claiming that “a ghost is stalking the streets of Copenhagen… it’s capitalism, capitalism is that ghost.” He went on to assert that the “destructive model of capitalism is the eradication of life.”
    “…our revolution seeks to help all people…socialism, the other ghost that is probably wandering around this room, that’s the way to save the planet, capitalism is the road to hell…let’s fight against capitalism and make it obey us.”
    There are several ways that you can fight back against the transparent socialism convention in Copenhagen, and it starts with doTell Congress to stand up to the Obama administration’s attempts to blackmail legislators into criminalizing carbon with a simple act: Pass a bill that prohibits the EPA from using the Clean Air Act to regulate greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide. By law, America cannot be bound to an international agreement without the consent of the Senate.!!!!!!

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    cerebralscrub44 01/23/2010 7:27am
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    actually, the supreme court ruled in 2007 in Massachussetts vs. EPA that the EPA has the authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions, since harmful greenhouse gases fit within the Clean Air Act’s definition of air pollutant. The court also ruled that the EPA must regulate these emissions unless it can provide a scientific reason not to do so. Since the overwhelming majority of the scientific community agrees that human-caused emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases contribute to the harmful effects of climate change, the EPA has the authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions.
    For my part, I think that since the anti-science GOP senators continuously refuse to help pass legislation to help curb greenhouse gas emissions, which pose a significant threat to public health now and in the future, the authority to regulate these harmful emissions should fall outside congress.

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