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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burke524 06/06/2009 5:08am

Seems that all clear thinking people agree that this would only harm the Country. I was under the impression that WE were the country. Why are we letting this wacko decide what is not best for us? Hard to understand. I have said before that when over half of the people are on the dole the Country has reached a point of no return. It is here, I think..

JonathanDS 06/03/2009 12:55pm
in reply to texascav May 29, 2009 1:50pm
Look, I completely agree, but take it from me, writing your reps doesn’t work. They don’t care what we think. For two months, I wrote my representatives, literally, every single day! All you get is a mass handout entailing every single issue that they voted for, most of which, their constituents(You) told them not to. They do what their party wants. They don’t represent us. And, there is no party for the people any more! Repubs, Dems, and Libs are all different heads on the same damn beast! We need to start protesting, and, when necessary, conduct (Lawful)Civil Insurrection. Anything else will be ignored.
JonathanDS 06/03/2009 12:48pm
in reply to Suenew May 26, 2009 7:56pm

They do believe that we are stupid. It’s called Elitism. They believe themselves superior in every way. I hate this CRAP!!! I’m so tired of power hungry Elitists high-jacking our system!

JonathanDS 06/03/2009 12:43pm
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in reply to MrObvious May 19, 2009 7:49am

Very well said, I am in total agreement.

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!

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.

montalban1 06/02/2009 7:22am

I’m all for cap and trade!! Let’s put a dunce cap on Obama and all the liberals in Congress and trade them for moderates and conservatives in 2010 and 2012.

We could reduce CO2 considerably if we all stopped breathing for just 1 hour per day!!!

Janihall 06/01/2009 4:50pm

This bill would not only add many dollars to our utility bills – not just for the rich, but for everyone, but it would destroy jobs in this country. Why would anyone pay cap and trade taxes here when they could go to China and not have those added taxes. Secondly, the science that is being used for these “global warming” stats has been proven to be false. Get a good “Discussion” with varied scientests – not just those that agree with Al Gore and prove with accurate data that the globe is actually warming. Plant a few trees – that will take care of the CO2!

quanez 05/30/2009 5:34am

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

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.

texascav 05/29/2009 1:43pm
in reply to DianaAmerican May 27, 2009 11:04am

Not just Russia. When I was in Italy in 1968 and Germany in 1969 it was controlled. You had to wear a sweater or jacket in your home to keep warm in the winter cause it was regulated and just barley enough to break the chill.

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).

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.

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?

DianaAmerican 05/27/2009 11:04am

The Grid to control your use of energy in your own home?

Have you ever been to Russia? Their government controls their heat, it gets turned on the same day every year, whether it gets cold earlier or stays hot later is not govs concern.
It also gets turned off same day every year, so if it gets warm earlier or stays cold later is also not govs concern.

Example: lets say it’s still 35 degrees outside, but the day comes when it’s time for heat to be shut off……… too too bad, just freeze then.

DianaAmerican 05/27/2009 10:58am

A privately owned company, small business; they hire people to work and they pay their wages, not the taxpayers.
Government regulations cause small business to go out of business, thus costing Americans jobs that are not paid by taxpayers.

It is common sense to have privately owned small businesses. Government regulations and Union regulations have destroyed many thousands of small businesses to create huge conglomerate businesses that they can control, and they doing more of it all the time.
DRILL HERE< DRILL NOW< Small business< Let our country, let American use the Natural resourses we have to create jobs, to strengthen our Country.

DianaAmerican 05/27/2009 10:50am

Government jobs are paid for by taxpayers. Once a government job is created we pay the wages, medical & vacations of that person in that job! Well for twenty years until they retire.
Then, we pay their retirement and someone to replace the person who retired.
After another twenty years, we pay 2 people retirement pay and yet another person to do the job that the first 2 retired from.
Don’t ya get it, a gov job only creates more $$ needed to run government!!

DianaAmerican 05/27/2009 10:43am

Where are the American people???? Everyone should be contacting their senators and state representatives every day opposing all this nonsense, the government is putting everyone out of work, well except for gov employees, which we pay for.
This bill along with many others will only put more people out of work. It is bull crap, all of it!!!!!

People better get together, unite against all this crap before it is too late? Maybe we all have busy lives, but are we going to stand by and let them continue taking over all of our Freedom and Liberty???

The things gov is doing make me ill, literally! Is their anyone who actually believes in the US Constituion????????

Suenew 05/26/2009 7:56pm
in reply to slw May 20, 2009 7:04am

I agree, but it will destroy every state. Somehow, it seems the citizens are thought of as being ignorant of stupid. We need to fight this cap and trade and so called clean green jobs. It will destroy us.

Elizabethjudy 05/24/2009 11:48am
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in reply to MatadorBID May 18, 2009 4:42pm

Totally Agree…Climate change is a Tax Scheme.

Rowland 05/23/2009 6:19pm

Obama’s Global GDP tax like England and Canada. Same tax, new PMs.

England and Canada already know the mistake and don’t want another Obama problem.

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.

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)!

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

slw 05/20/2009 7:02am

Also according to: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/05/18/AR2009051802647.html- “The real hidden catch of the cap-and-trade system, though, is that it will require consumers to pay twice: first for emission allowances and then for the construction of new low- and zero-carbon power plants.”

slw 05/20/2009 7:01am

If you love higher utility rates and want to see American jobs going overseas then this bill is for you! If not, this bill must be fought with everything you have!!

According to http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/view/102937 – “While the impact of cap and trade on our environment will most likely be inconclusive and debatable, the devastation to our economy will not be. The burden on U.S. manufacturers will force many of them to shut down their American operations and relocate to countries with far less stringent environmental regulations. In effect, cap and trade will cause America to export jobs……If this misguided policy is adopted, it will cause the average family to pay more than $3,100 in additional energy costs each year.” $3,100 EACH YEAR. That’s an additional $260/month. I don’t know about some of you but I can’t afford that.

jbaran 05/20/2009 4:57am

Could someone provide clarification on coal mine methane? In H.R. 2454, coal mine methane is listed as an “other qualifying energy” if it is used to generate electricity on or near the mine mouth. Does the generation need to be utilized at the mine or could it be sold into the marketplace? Is there any further definition of “near”?

crumps 05/19/2009 2:51pm

Anyone watching this crazy markup? Money is flying out the door, just passed a 100 million dollar a year funding for universities.

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