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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arzuagm 10/03/2009 6:36am

this is nonsense. maybe this bill should just include California since it is the biggest offender of pollution. you go there and, your eyes burn from the time you get off the plane.

moondoggie 10/02/2009 9:29am

I consider this bill to be the one show stopper of 2009. Mr Waxman did America such a diservice when he introduced this bill.

It’s a Trojan Horse that allows the Government to write themselves in on the gains of organizations in America. The operators of these have opted to shut down all commerce until they see what nonsense will come out of this bill.

The House passing this bill, sent a message to all of those in charge, that the Governemt was/is more corrupt than even they were prepared to believe.

If you wnat to see jobs return anytime soon, this bill needs to be killed immediately…

But that means the administration would have to admit, they are money grabbing crooks, who got caught with thier hands in the cookie jar.

mywhitehouse 10/02/2009 7:25am

All of these clowns are corrupt, that is why they don’t have a Corruption Elimination Bill, please sign our petition. The right is only mad because the left now has the control of the corruption. All this effort and none on the true problem.

http://mywhitehouse.org/dont-tread-on-me/

louisabernethyy 09/30/2009 4:46am

We need to get to a system of energy in this country that is not dependent on other countries. Not drilling for oil and pushing pollution on others is not as good as drilling here and controlling the pollution. Utilizing electric vehicles when the rare earth materials for batteries and magnets are controlled by China is not going to help. We could look for rare elements in our country and do more research on ways to make batteries here. We now get most of our tooling for machines from overseas because the EPA caused the cost of casting in the US become too expensive.

Having spent my life in a large corporation and being responsible for the energy cost, I can tell you that any international corporation that has taxes imposed on them higher in one place than another will move production elsewhere to compete in the world markets. Many of them already have the facilities other places with the capacity to move production at will.

capricorn7nc 09/29/2009 5:41am

I do not agree because it doesn’t go in effect until 2020. I think this bill is weak and doesn’t have enough bite to make it work. I want Congress to start putting in bills that happen within the year, not 11 years down the line. It is necessary and it would help us ween off of oil, and move into new technologies. We need jobs. I live in NC where the only companies we had were textiles, tobacco, furniture, and manufacturing. We could use new industries to help us create revenue and get out of debt. If they were to do cap-and-trade and create restrictions on companies that are major emitters from passing the cost over to customers it would help the economy.

Su100TD 09/18/2009 12:27pm

The socialists/communist pass this bill this will kill what is left of the economy. How can Co2 be a polutent? If it was how could trees and plants grow? This will add 900-1200 to ones energy bill a year. How will this create jobs? If one read the recent report about Spain and its green sector, one will find for every 1 green job created 2 jobs are lost in other sectores. In other words, it is a job killer. Plus, if it wasn’t for massive subsidies from the taxpayer, these technologies would die. THEY ARE NOT COMPETITIVE WITH THE FREE MARKET. This is a boondoggle. For you environment wackos, how do you explain the dalton and maunder minimum? There where no sun spot activity. Why is Greenland named, Greenland? When Leaf Erikson discoved in 1000 ad it was green with trees. The sun guides our weather, not some cow passing co2 or you driving your SUV. The greatist green house gass is water vapor. We should ban water than. One should listen Vaclav Klaus, this is communism.

bbkenn92 09/15/2009 7:59pm
in reply to quanez May 30, 2009 5:34am

We pay the lowest taxes of any first world country. Our infrastructure is falling apart, and more and more of our citizens are unable to afford health care…it could happen to you. This is as a result of 8 years of uncontrolled spending.. were you protesting then? I bet not, because the last 8 years one would be called unpatriotic or unamerican for protesting President Bush. These are the same people protesting “bigger government” and more taxes. We DO need more taxes to pay for Iraq, a war WE started and did not pay for because Bush borrowed money from China to pay for it, and lowered our taxes…you are nuts to think that our taxes should be even lower, and government should get out of the way. How will you survive without Medicare and Social Security? If you really wanted big government out of your life,you should opt out of both.

bbkenn92 09/15/2009 7:54pm
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in reply to Blessed88008 Jun 26, 2009 3:12pm

HOw sad that you believe the evidence is not credible. You should do your homework as Blessed88008 says.

bbkenn92 09/15/2009 7:52pm
in reply to Defend1 Sep 04, 2009 12:24pm

I agree with you, but the same people who don’t want to pass the debt to there children or grandchildren, are quite happy to pass a deteriorating planet with poor air quality, and a diminishing ozone layer, melting arctic ice, and a rise in ocean temperatures leading to an increase of hurricanes to say the least. Interesting right?

spiritof1836 09/13/2009 11:45pm
in reply to missrachelkate Aug 25, 2009 1:15pm

Oh gee, another “first step.” Just like the DOE, the ECA ’92, the EPA, and a hundred other “first steps toward environmental responsibility.”

It’s cute how you pretend this will be the first time the government has tried, rather than just the next in a long line first steps that never go anywhere.

KD5NRH 09/13/2009 4:25am
in reply to Anonymous Jun 20, 2009 7:31pm

No jobs? I’m sitting here in a small town, looking through Friday’s paper for something my brother-in-law could do if he relocates down here, and (between the “make money from home” and “fast paced sales opportunity” scams) I see at least five jobs available that only require a HS diploma if even that. Since my company never bothers to put openings in the paper, I know there are more, too.

KD5NRH 09/13/2009 4:12am
in reply to DCW Jun 07, 2009 6:39am

Remember, if everybody had common sense about basic physics, your TV dinner wouldn’t have a warning that “after heating, contents may be hot.”

KD5NRH 09/13/2009 4:10am
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in reply to mizentropy Jun 22, 2009 8:44pm

I’m betting a lot of people do, but none of them are “good enough” for her.

KD5NRH 09/13/2009 4:01am
in reply to DianaAmerican May 27, 2009 10:58am

Excellent point, but you’re forgetting the other role of the taxpayers in this equation: as consumers, we are also the source of a business’s wages and other expenses. Thus, any added cost to a business is passed on to us as higher prices.

KD5NRH 09/13/2009 1:16am
in reply to kfrankel Jun 23, 2009 11:19am

They’re also seeing sunspot activity different from any recorded patterns. Are you going to blame that on industrialization too?

JosephNobles 09/11/2009 5:31pm
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A Wall Street Journal blogger has an article on this bill – the benefits of the bill will far outweigh the costs.

http://blogs.wsj.com/environmentalcapital/2009/09/08/waxman-markey-benefits-far-outweigh-costs-new-study-finds/

catnkaboodle 09/11/2009 9:39am
in reply to ArmyMason Aug 26, 2009 8:44pm

Yes you’re right, this bill is nothing more than a way to get deeper into our pockets. It won’t save the ozone or emissions, earth has its cycles. Further more,….the earth IS over populated and it will withstand people. I’m sure the earth will be around for millions more years, and all this “Boo-ha” is nothing more then scare tactics!!!!

catnkaboodle 09/11/2009 9:32am
in reply to CowboyRick Aug 14, 2009 3:06pm

Hey CowboyRick, sorry to “bust your bubble”, but according to this bill,…. you’d have to get some “emission vouchers” for burning firewood too.

fortermlimits 09/07/2009 7:27pm

Waxman-Pelosi no difference, neither of them care for the people, just want to line their own pockets. We need to vote these guys out!!!!

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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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CBCMan 08/31/2009 8:08am

Please take a look at the Aye voters to see if your rep voted for this bill. With only 12% in favor of the bill, show your rep that they will be out of office if they vote against your wishes! This is a great place to see what is going on in the government, but if you are not voicing your position to your reps, you are not helping your Country!

missy0218 08/30/2009 7:15am

President Obama has said utility bills will go up as a result of this bill. Yes we may see savings down the road but right now things are tight. Most people I know are barely getting by with today’s prices. Stabilize the economy and then we can move on to other projects.

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?

horsewoman 08/26/2009 7:56am

Enlighten me what is wikipedia? Would be grateful of new info…I might add that I can across the same (Coal ash etc. radioactivity) other places. Wait your reply

ksavage 08/26/2009 6:38am
in reply to horsewoman Aug 26, 2009 4:48am

horsewoman,
you do understand what Wikipedia is…….right?

horsewoman 08/26/2009 4:48am
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Check Wikipedia…coal plants do emit radiation. As for pugging in your car..oh yea let’s use more electicity. All large fish in the ocean are polluted with mercury, 90% of which comes from coal generated power plants.
Are you using plug strips to turn off ALL power to audio/visual equipment? Your computer? Any thing that turns on by remote control or has a light showing is using electricity. Americans are the hogs of the world so maybe we ought to cut down on electric appliances and start being conservative. Estimates state that we could shut down some power plants if we utilized some of these stratages. Use less.
And as for the cow-methane debackle…how many buffalo used to roam the plains and we are worried about our cows!!! Get real this whole bill is a joke…also checkout the U.N.’s complicity in this deal…the same people ( U.N. Heritage Group) that wants to turn Montana into a park.

missrachelkate 08/25/2009 1:15pm
in reply to slimgpd May 18, 2009 10:04am

Costs for power/fuel always go up: gasoline. Some people deny that humans cause climate change; I refuse to even dignify that with a response. What this bill aims to do is take THE 1st STEP toward environmental responsibility. Who cares about the economy if we can’t go outside without gas masks, or no longer have access to clean drinking water? Ever thought about how much money and resources are used just to CLEAN UP waste and byproducts already being created by our current industrial, and residential, processes? It may cost a lot of money UPFRONT to do the right thing, but a rational person can’t deny that we have to start somewhere, making eco-friendly decisions (or not) does have a global impact, and what this bill proposes will not always have a high cost if we start NOW. Obviously just asking people to make environmentally responsible decisions and companies to create less harmful products doesn’t work, or we wouldn’t be faced with so many environmental travesties today.

ksavage 08/25/2009 6:19am

I have a question. Weren’t “Bush-bashers” up until last year using the national deficit as one of their biggest arguments against George W. Bush? I believe they were…on almost every political show in the nation, every satirist “political” talk show, every news network, on and on throughout every part of the media. Everyday citizens started picking up on it too, and it was one of the most commonly-heard arguments against the Bush administration. So, that being true, HOW ON EARTH do the same liberal, weak-minded people ignore what Obama is doing to our national “budget”?! If national debt made Bush a bad president, Barack Obama is astronomically, exponentially, indisputably the WORST president this nation has ever had.


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