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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freemyamerica 07/27/2009 1:02pm


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

wlcossey 07/01/2009 7:33am

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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??

sandy28610 07/01/2009 2:22pm

This Cap & Tax Bill was not even read by Representatives before voting otherwise it never would have passed. The Dems buying votes by offering money for special projects was the only reason it passed the House. Such as Rep. Marcy Kaptur Ohio given a Slush Fund for $3.5Billion, Alan Grayson a Hurricane Research Center for Orlando, FL for $50 million. How can you vote on a Bill that no one has had time to read? The same thing will happen with the Healthcare Bill..this promised by Nancy Pelosi.

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.

electtech 06/27/2009 6:46pm

This bill is another method of the Federal Government taking over States rights. This country was founded by 13 seperate states, with differences of opinions on how to govern their individual citizens. Therefore, the founding Fathers may the Federal Government the protector of the country and only a meditator between the states. Continually we have let our federal representatives take more and more decisions from the states. It is time we stand up and say no more. It is time the states take back their rights, and let their citizens make the decisions for their future.
Today Energy…Tomorrow Healthcare…..Then Freedom! Protect all, serve all, and defend freedom.

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.

Doingtherightthing 10/25/2009 7:47am

I’m all for change that saves tax dollars. There are ways to fully fund clean air, like drilling oil in America and using the money from our own wells to create new jobs and new green plants. Without raising taxes on already over charged utility bills. It’s very simple really, you people are so blind to what’s going on, it’s not just about clean air, thats just a front. It’s about control for the high rollers and super rich, just one more thing to make them more powerful and controlling over you. Wake up America you make me hurt. Please tell me why they don’t use our own oil to fully fund these steps and create jobs for Americans, for the love of god this greed has got to stop ,and if it takes civil war then so be it, enough is enough.

christinemont 06/29/2010 5:12am

valcanos emitt more co2 than humans and cars. tax them too

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katyrose 06/27/2009 4:03am
in reply to jmontes Jun 27, 2009 2:17am

I agree, I can’t believe that this passed when so much is at stake. Make sure you get on the phone and let them know you know how they voted. Let them know if any more money come out of your pocket that you will blame them and make sure others know that they are the ones responsible for the downfall of the American way of life and the dissolution of the American Dream! House phone numbers 202-225-3121 or 202-224-3121. Did any of them read the bill, if they did they are supernatural because there are very few minds who could absorb and understand that much information and fact check it in the limited time given to them. Shame on the Congress for this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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.

JMeadeRep 01/25/2010 11:44am
in reply to JMeadeRep Jan 25, 2010 11:44am

Moreover, I have serious issue with using the opinions of nine men and women, whatever their political allegiances, that were not elected by and are not liable to the citizenry as justification for revolutionary policy. It should not be the Supreme Court’s resposibility to define what a harmful greenhouse gas is — the idea is absurd. But since 1803 that’s just wishful thinking.

CowboyRick 06/27/2009 5:05pm

Read the Bill, this will be devistating to what is left of our economy. We will not be able to afford the “LUXURIES” of Life such as going to work, eating, getting cool on a very HOT day and of course warm on the very cold winter days, whioch will lend our homes useless-but don’t worry because in the long run we will lose those too-if you still have one! Ethopia here we come!!

JMeadeRep 01/25/2010 11:44am
in reply to cerebralscrub44 Jan 23, 2010 7:27am

First of all, the “overwhelming majority of the scientific community” does NOT agree that carbon dioxide and other “greenhouse gases” are directly linked to climate change. For reference — Tim Ball and Tom Harris, “New Findings Indicate Today’s Greenhouse Gas Levels Not Unusual”; Lawrence Solomon “Limited Role for CO2”; Dudley J. Hughes, NOAA’s “Greenhouse Gases FAQ”;Casey Lartigue and Ryan Balis, “The Lieberman-Warner Cap and Trade Bill”; Phil Chapman, Christopher Booker, William W. Beach, etc, etc, etc…! There is no concrete proof (yet!) that humanity’s use of fossil fuels and other causes of greenhouse gases create climate change.
There IS proof that our planet’s climate naturally goes through cyclic climate change.
Until it is proven by science — clearly and irrevocably — Congress is absolutely correct to not place harmful, economically limiting sanctions on businesses.

GunnyG 10/16/2009 5:33am

TIME TO THROW OUT CONGRESS! Every time they open their mouth, they cost us money.

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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?

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.


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?


JMeadeRep 01/29/2010 4:31am
in reply to cerebralscrub44 Jan 25, 2010 1:58pm

Excuse me, but I take offense that you would so easily lump me into a group of “people like me.” You assume that I am ignorant and inflexible, incapable of processing new knowledge and so stuck in my conservative ways and personal bias that I would confront your information with cynicism and disbelief.

I strive to be aware of my personal biases and analyze information objectively. At the same time, my beliefs and ideology are very important to me and I will not sacrifice them without concrete, persuasive information.

I have been reading more into this issue, mostly on your impetus. Thank you for getting back to me with so much information — I wish that you would keep in touch and help me continue to learn more. But please, do not categorize me. Do not simplify this issue. It is not black and white. I am not simply a statistic “on the other side”.

1776IS2009 07/08/2009 6:14am
in reply to ArmyMason Jul 07, 2009 8:51pm

Not only that, but look how much space junk is abandoned in space polluting it up there. NASA is just a paid voice to express an opinion, simply because the voice carries weight with people, but may not really carry any thing truthful.

arthas 06/25/2009 8:47am
in reply to hardhatgal Jun 06, 2009 12:47pm

You’re partly right. Once many refineries are forced to shut down due to the stringent requirements and enormous competition from foreign countries without these unfair practices, pollution would decrease (a closed refinery does not pollute). Of course, thousands of people would also lose their jobs, but I’m sure the government will spend a few more billions creating programs to help create jobs.

tinahdans 06/04/2010 6:13am

Equally troubling is the blatant acknowledgement by those involved in this high stakes green rush that power & profit are the only real benefits to be had. The words of Joel Rogers: “I hope you all realized that you could eliminate every power plant in America today and you can stop every car in America. Take out the entire power generation sector and you still would not be anywhere near 80 percent below 1990 levels, and this is with bringing the economy to a complete halt… basically.”
Carbon credits are literally nothing. There is absolutely no value to them, nor do they solve any problem. They create nothing, except great wealth for those who seek to traffic in them. Global warming is a proven hoax.
However, just for fun, lets pretend that global warming is real. How would buying carbon credits from one person, and then selling them to another, make any difference whatsoever? The short answer is, it wouldn’t. You would still have the same amounts of carbon in the air.

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”….

Defend1 09/04/2009 12:24pm
in reply to slimgpd May 18, 2009 10:04am

Wow, it amazes me how afraid people are of change. The terrible things predicted to happen due to the introduction of the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 are going to happen anyway. Taxes will rise, jobs will be lost and stupid people will remain in the dark. The average cost to the typical household will be 20 cents a day to start investing in responsible, renewable energy that needs to be in place before we run out of fossil fuels. I believe in sound business ideas and working toward a better future for all people so 20 cents a day and a chance to get an environmentally friendly job sound like a good idea to me. Support a Bill that serves a purpose and actually read the whatever it is you have already formed a strong opinion of, instead of taking mine or anybody else’s word for it.

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