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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texascav 05/29/2009 1:50pm
in reply to DianaAmerican May 27, 2009 10:43am

Yes, Yes, Yes, come on people make a stand, and contact your government representatives, all of them, state and local. Voice your opinions and concerns. And don’t stop, keep writing, calling, emailing. And let them know they can and will be replaced if they won’t listen. Support our Freedoms and our Constitution.

snydes45 05/23/2009 11:14am

“and grants for green jobs”
I want to hear the politicians tout the tens of thousands of jobs “created” in the green sector and how that will offset the half million or more jobs lost in the rest of the market.
Until someone can put a dollar value on the global warming effect of CO2 or other emissions I don’t see any need to cripple our economy.

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.

tompaine 12/05/2009 7:32am
in reply to jrista Oct 30, 2009 10:10am

Let us first look at our definitions. Stagnation means “to stop developing, growing, progressing, or advancing”. Stabilization means “to keep from fluctuating; fix the level of”. Do you see the differences? Let us not play on words as that’s a practice made popular for the naive. What we are seeing in our country is a decline in development, growth and progress. The companies that use fossil fuels recognize its profit, regardless of how dirty it is (no, coal is not 99.7% clean, it’s a dirty fuel). The process of cleaning coal before it’s burned costs more money than it’s worth to use the end-product. It’s a waste of money, time, and technology. If that’s not stagnation (no matter from where the cause came from), then I don’t know what is and neither does the English language. How much have you actually researched renewable energy sources jrista? In my observation of your post, it seems to me that you haven’t at all.

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.

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.

webgawn 06/09/2009 8:19pm

Any state that generates power by other than wind,solar or geo thermal or neuclar is going to see their power bill go througt the roof !!! 500.00 a month + power bills for a small house won’t be unheard of when they get done. We may be green because the fat cats will be really rich with all that money from the government grants putting all that hot gas under ground !!1

robert912 06/08/2009 5:26pm

Global warming is a hoax and has evolved into a tax scheme where the government will use utilities as an extention of the IRS. This has absolutely nothing to do with the environment but has everything to do with control and manipulation of an uninformed naive population. This is a flat-out lie. This government has debased the currency and run up unsustainable debts so it is now looking for any way to confiscate individuals property and money. It is no more complicated than that.

Acct59 06/11/2009 12:12pm

There is no fear mongering here…..CAP & TRADE will impact an already fatigued economy in a devastating way..in the midwest they will be hit the hardest because of the age of their power plants..in the West where nucleur power is available the household expense will be closer to $800.00 annually…Have you seen the GE ads running every two minutes..they are gearing up to get rich from this and OBAMA has appointed Daschel to GE and is quite chummy with the CEO who by the way owns the Biased media stations…..Will cost America plenty and as far as global warming will not make a hill of beans difference..this is all about GREED and lining special interest Groups and lobbyist pockets…but Pelosi has also bought stock in windmills as well…..CORRUPTION

mpaone 06/25/2009 7:15pm
in reply to slimgpd May 18, 2009 10:04am

The Heritage Foundation? Seriously? You mean the same Heritage Foundation that denies the existence of hunger in America?

slw 05/20/2009 7:04am

And finally if you’re from Indiana you need to fight this thing with everything you have because it will destroy our state. Read this report in the Wall Street Journal from Indiana’s Governor Mitch Daniels – http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124234844782222081.html

lolmao500 06/26/2009 2:05am


The Great Global Warming Swindle, debunking the global warming religion!

jguv 06/02/2009 5:21pm

Right. Just when we’re trying to build electric cars to reduce emissions, now we’re going to hike the cost of electricity until only the rich can drive. Does anyone up there (in DC) know what it’s like to try to work for a living? I’m TAPPED OUT!

MasterAtArms 06/23/2009 8:26am

Does anyone out there actually belive the “polluters” are going to pay for this without the cost being passed on to the consumer? Is anyone really that nieve?

zhowland 06/29/2009 6:53am
in reply to Blessed88008 Jun 26, 2009 3:12pm

I did not say the Earth’s temperature does not change; I said there is no credible evidence that humans have any significant impact on the change. And there were hundreds of scientists that were not allowed to speak at that conference with evidence that disputes anthropomorphic climate change theory.

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.

quanez 05/30/2009 5:34am

Cut Spending!!!! We don’t need more taxes and bigger government. Wake up America…

irf01 05/28/2009 5:42am

How many NON GREEN jobs will be lost if this bill is pasted? How much more will we pay in higher energy cost and taxes?

ingallsc 07/01/2009 6:30am
in reply to daut30 Jun 26, 2009 2:56pm

Carbon levels are not at an all time high, they were highest in the 10th and 11th centuries. That aside, the ‘climate change’ debate is not settled. If our political leaders truly had our best at heart, instead of their selfish interests for power and money, then they would allow wisdom to dictate their actions. 1200 pages, ridiculous amount of government agency involvement, massive amounts of additional debt… the list could go on and on… all of it lacks wisdom and simple common sense and should cause the thoughtful person (regardless of which side you take in the debate) to question the motivations, actions, and goals of our representatives.

texascav 05/29/2009 1:40pm

Oh yes, just what we need another tax. This is one of the dumbest yet. What is our government trying to do, DESTROY us. This will increase the cost of everything we buy, use, and consume. And it won’t change global warming at all. What were all the predictions on the first Earth Day? Google it…. not one came true. If those predictions had come true we wouldn’t be here today. Come on people, wake up write your Congresmen and Senators, let them know that this is a bunch of bull. Oh yes, we need to tax cattle also ( methane gas).

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.

ArmyMason 07/07/2009 9:08pm
in reply to rogercharlet Jul 02, 2009 8:36am

Are you kidding, have you even read the bill? They will create committees to oversee how food manufactures use energy and produce emissions. They will have to abide by new standards that will cost a lot of money that will be passed on to the consumer, same as gas will, same as car standards will, and energy standards will. Even home standards will change, imagine not being able to sell your home until you update the furnace and water heater in your home. It’s more than 45 dollars and besides we wouldn’t have to spend so much on gas if only the government would allow us to drill more in the U.S. We aren’t all about me me me, we just don’t want to go into a situation guns drawn without knowing everything that is going on, like the typical Liberal.

nauru 04/14/2010 12:01pm

Although we need a way to encourage more eco-friendly business practices, cap and trade is not the way to go.

jbo5112 05/21/2009 11:55am

The bill should fail for being over 10 pages long. It’s 300+ as shown here (the entire US Constitution is 20)!

MinnesotaMama 05/28/2009 9:11am

Cap and Trade is a tax, and it’s a great big one. Even democrat Chairman Emeritus of Energy and Commerce Committee John Dingell says this. Everyone in Congress knows this is a tax on the American people.

Imposing such a tax during a recession is economic suicide.

530i 06/02/2009 7:25am

Most people in the world, given a choice, would prefer clean energy over “dirty” energy (even those of us who already know climate change is a scam). We don’t need any additional carrot or stick to choose clean over dirty. The problem is, there isn’t a choice yet! Other than nuclear (which Obama will not support), we have no alternatives that can take the place of Coal & Petroleum.
Go ahead and tax dirty energy to the moon, but FIRST make an equivalent clean alternative available (without affecting our food supply). If the government wants to solve the problem, they can invest in R&D until a viable alternative exists, then push a transition. Govt could make a deal with a private company to guarantee a 10-year exclusive if they make it happen. It is quite simple. This bill is about CONTROL, not about helping the planet.

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.

n2ativ1 06/25/2009 1:23pm

This bill is just another scam to raise our taxes. In reality if passed the energy tax would:

Reduce aggregate gross domestic product (GDP) by $9.6 trillion
Destroy an average of 1-3 million jobs, every year
Raise electricity rates 90 percent after adjusting for inflation
Raise inflation-adjusted gasoline prices by 74 percent
Raise residential natural gas prices by 55 percent
Raise an average family’s annual energy bill by $1,500 annually
Increase the federal debt by 26 percent, which is $29,150 per person

b_boud2004 06/24/2009 9:29am

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

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.

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