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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sondy1 06/17/2009 10:43pm

Commom Sense, you sure don’t seem to have any and your name-calling is the hallmark of liberal bias. Get a clue; people are onto ObamaNation and are no longer buying into it’s false ideals. Create a crisis, then rush to install the solution only you can provide. Lousy, sloppy, strategy! And cpnpa, we are nowhere near China’s levels of polution and we’ve had much more industry for many more years as a developed nation. Suck a tale pipe: no one said exhaust was good; but we need proven alternatives first, the good ole’ American free enterprise way; then after the private sector spends the money & develops new products we’ll all rush out to get them, NOT BEFORE you prove you can do it better (think mouse trap)

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?

wlcossey 07/01/2009 7:33am

Follow the money, it’s all about greed!!!

pborton 07/19/2009 3:51pm

Congress needs to promote industries that put people to work. Higher energy costs (as a result of this bill) will ultimately cut jobs and make the US less competitive in the global market.

chillywilly 06/14/2009 6:15pm

there’s got to be an agreeable solution we all need without being such ridiculously and extreme limits, Or penalties.

robert912 06/15/2009 6:50pm
in reply to hardhatgal Jun 06, 2009 2:54pm

Our 9-12 group has repeatedly contacted all our represenatives and have told them in no uncertain terms that supporting this bill will cost them their seat.
Also, letter writing campaigns and email/faxes and very frank phone calls. How do you explain to people that THOUGHT they we’re going to get a tax-cut (95% lie)have tripled utility bills instead to support a hoax? All this does is turn the utility company into an arm of the IRS.

jasonhardman99 06/29/2009 11:17am

I’m just not ready for my power and gas bill go up for reasons even the EPA say are inconclusive. My wallet just can’t tolerate it.

careenw 07/23/2009 7:17am

There is nothing wrong with recycling but don’t force us to pay for something that occures in nature that we have NO control over…

heylucy 06/26/2009 9:20pm
in reply to mpaone Jun 26, 2009 6:01pm

Again, I haven’t seen enough evidence that this is a ‘pragmatic reality’. I think most climate change deniers (myself included) think of ourselves more as Galileo, realizing that the universe does not, in fact, revolve around us, or that our activities actually can change the earth’s core temperature, and the global warming alarmists still think the world is flat despite mounting evidence to the contrary.

Does the earth’s core temperature change? It appears that it does, but not necessarily because of man’s activity. Should we be spewing harmful gases into the air without a care in the world? Well, no, probably not. Who wants to live in smoggy cities? Of course we should take care of the environment, of course we should conserve our natural resources, but something as drastic as this bill is hardly the solution.

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?

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.
texascav 06/28/2009 8:38am

Well this is another fine mess our government is putting us in. With an ecomomy already in a mess, auto companies bankrupt, etc, etc, this is just putting icing on the cake to destroy the hard working middle class. This bill only benefits G.E. and the government officials in bed with them. What a scam. Get ready to pay people…. cause everything will be costing more….. very soon. Welcome to AMERIKA another 3rd world country.

texascav 06/28/2009 8:44am

When will our elected officials listen to us? The majority of citizens are and have been against this bill. Look at the votes and comments by people logged in to this site. All I can say is congress, senate, you people are being watched. The 2010 election isn’t that far off and many of you congressmen and senators may be going to the unemployment office for your pay check. “We Must Take America Back”….

jgalt 06/28/2009 7:15am
in reply to WFPET Jun 28, 2009 6:20am

Perfect. Regarding the ignorance of people, this administration is doing all it can to keep people in the dark regarding the actual science on “global warming”. Yesterday on Larry Kudlow’s radio show he talked about an EPA report, that was being squased by the EPA, prepared by an EPA scientist, Alan Carlin, that discusses the flaws in the UN IPCCC report and in the EPA’s assessment of it, Check out http://cei.org/cei_files/fm/active/0/DOC062509-004.pdf

Can’t say I’ve read the whole thing yet, but it looks very interesting and damning, and goes to show that “saving the enviornment” is not what this administration or this bill is about.

1andDone 06/28/2009 3:50pm

This bill and the House’s actions in passing it are a clear indication that our representatives have lost touch with us and reality. It is time to vote them all out. If you agree, visit http://www.1anddone.org.

Our site is dedicated to examining the “man behind the curtain” and educating people on the abuses of our representatives. Join the cause, and for sake of liberty, vote them out in 2010.

elsa41 06/29/2009 8:20am
in reply to hardhatgal Jun 06, 2009 12:47pm

cap and trade is just a way of saying “pay to pollute.” These “jobs” are not permanent and the people who desperately need jobs the most are not qualified to do them.

ivhouse 06/23/2009 10:03am

I personally believe that our businesses (GE) are pushing this and our lapdog politicians are capitalizing and trying with this tax to benefit from it also.

I also believe nowhere in the constitution does it state our Govt. is in the private or should outwardly support the private sector in a business.


mpaone 06/26/2009 5:56pm
in reply to Angel98501 Jun 26, 2009 4:33pm

And continuing to burn dead dinosaurs is refreshing and a new way forward?

WFPET 06/28/2009 6:20am

Doesn’t anyone see the irony of putting the “Efficiency” or our nation in the the most inefficient hands, the government? I’ve actually read this bill. Have you congress-person? It is in itself a very inefficient attempt at controlling efficiency. Efficiency in government comes from leadership. There is not a leader among you. Otherwise the people would not be so ignorant to everything around them. Congress-persons enjoy, take advantage of, and abuse the ignorance of their people. In fact they create it.

BlueDude 06/29/2009 4:37am
in reply to texascav Jun 28, 2009 8:44am

Trouble is, even if turned out in 2010, our Scum-Dogs in Congress still DRAW THEIR PAY AND HEALTH BENEFITS FOR LIFE!!! How do We The People change THAT??

zhowland 06/29/2009 7:13am
in reply to AlphaOmega Jun 27, 2009 9:39am

If you allow it the ability to provide, it is implicit that it will also have the ability to deny.

A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.

DianaAmerican 11/11/2009 11:30am

Americans had better wake up SOON! Fight now for Drill Here Drill Now! “Fight for the farmers to have water for crops or we will have no food”. "Fight for our FREEDOM, or it will be gone! Do you really want a Government to control the Energy you use, the Food you eat, the water you drink, the Healthcare you can have, how much money you can earn, the banks were you put your money, the company you work for, the kind of vehicle you drive or don’t drive, where you can live, where you can go?? If this is how you want it, then go live in a Communist Country, they have it ALL!

JMeadeRep 01/29/2010 8:30am
in reply to cerebralscrub44 Jan 25, 2010 1:50pm

What about this stat from the US National Climactic Data Center — Annual number of strong-to-violent category F3 to F5 tornados during the March-to-August tornado season in the U.S. between 1950 and 2006. U.S. National Climatic Data Center, U.S. Department of Commerce 2006 Climate Review (20). During this period, world hydrocarbon use increased 6-fold, while violent tornado frequency decreased by 43%.

Annual number of violent hurricanes and maximum attained wind speed during those hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean between 1944 and 2006 (22,23). There is no upward trend in either of these records. During this period, world hydrocarbon use increased 6-fold.

freemyamerica 07/27/2009 1:02pm


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

JMeadeRep 01/29/2010 8:37am
in reply to JMeadeRep Jan 29, 2010 8:37am

Carbon emissions are naturally present. This doesn’t preclude us from seeking alternate fuel sources; it’s always a good economic idea to have multiple products available. However, there doesn’t seem to be just cause yet to go on a witch hunt against oil companies and the corporations. Let’s focus on using taxpayer money to fund research into a viable, economically feasible alternative rather than harming our already struggling economy. Nuclear power perhaps?

tattiio 06/26/2009 3:46am

There will be no America if we go down this road. This man should be thrown out of office for even suggesting a bill so stupid. If we cut our emissions and no other countries do this is a worthless effort. Science says in fifteen years we will have more air pollution coming from China to the United States than all the United States creates each year. Wake up people. This is just a chump from the worst state in the country trying to win votes.

neuralsyntax 06/26/2009 10:10am
in reply to heylucy Jun 25, 2009 2:15pm

Did you know that gravity is a theory?

aaron4unitruth 06/30/2009 12:28pm

What is the motivation behind passing the bill? Does all this lobbying reflect Al Gore’s deepest love for our ecosystems and wildlife….or is it his love for deep pockets?


jcgordon 06/28/2009 2:08pm

Increased costs to business and homeowners, loss of more jobs in our country is this what we can expect from Obama/Pelosi?

liveride 06/26/2009 1:30pm

We the veterans who have served our country with blood reject the Oil and Coal Lobbyists twisted vision for America’s future. We will create a better future with clear air and water, with polluters paying for their environmental and health damages, and for Industries creating Millions of sustainable Jobs for American Workers and returning Veterans who put their Lives on the line every day for our country, all while making us Globally competitive in Renewable Energy and efficiency technologies.


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