H.R.2701 - Transportation Energy Security and Climate Change Mitigation Act of 2007

To strengthen our Nation's energy security and mitigate the effects of climate change by promoting energy efficient transportation and public buildings, creating incentives for the use of alternative fuel vehicles and renewable energy, and ensuring sound water resource and natural disaster preparedness planning, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: To strengthen our Nation's energy security and mitigate the effects of climate change by promoting energy efficient transportation and public buildings, creating incentives for the use of alternative fuel vehicles and renewable energy, and ensuring sound water resource and natural disaster preparedness planning, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Transportation Energy Security and Climate Change Mitigation Act of 2007 as introduced.

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6/13/2007--Introduced.Transportation Energy Security and Climate Change Mitigation Act of 2007 - Sets forth purposes of this Act, including to strengthen national energy security and mitigate the effects of climate change by promoting energy efficient transportation and public buildings, c

Official Summary

6/13/2007--Introduced.
Transportation Energy Security and Climate Change Mitigation Act of 2007 - Sets forth purposes of this Act, including to strengthen national energy security and mitigate the effects of climate change by promoting energy efficient transportation and public buildings, create incentives for the use of alternative fuel vehicles and renewable energy, and ensure sound water resource and natural disaster preparedness planning. Establishes a Center for Climate Change and Environment in the Department of Transportation. Authorizes additional funding for FY2008 and FY2009 for urbanized and non-urbanized area formula grants to improve public transportation services. States that the federal share of costs for congestion mitigation and air quality projects shall be 100%. Directs the Secretary of Transportation to establish:
(1) a grant program to assist railroad carriers and state and local governments in purchasing, or reconditioning to become, green locomotives (locomotives that exceed Environmental Protection Agency emission standards);
(2) a capital grant program for the improvement of railroad track of class II and class III railroads;
(3) a short sea transportation program to mitigate landside congestion; and
(4) a green port initiative to promote U.S. ports and shipyards to use technologies to reduce particulate air emissions. Requires the Secretary of Energy to conduct feasibility studies for the construction of pipelines dedicated to the transportation of ethanol. Amends the Prevent Pollution from Ships Act to apply provisions of Annex VI to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973 relating to emissions from ships to certain public vessels that enter, or depart from, U.S. ports, shipyards, or offshore terminals, or U.S. navigable waters or the U.S. exclusive economic zone. Directs:
(1) the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to enter into a cooperative agreement with an institution, entity, or consortium to carry out a program to develop CLEEN engine and airframe technology (lower energy, emissions, and noise engine and airframe technology) for aircraft over the next 10 years; and
(2) the Secretary of Transportation to establish a pilot program to carry out environmental mitigation demonstration projects at no more than six public-use airports. Requires General Services Administration (GSA):
(1) leases for space to include minimum performance standards requiring energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy; and
(2) public buildings to be equipped with energy efficient lighting fixtures and bulbs. Requires the Architect of the Capitol to include energy efficiency measures, climate change mitigation measures, and other appropriate environmental measures in the Capitol Complex Master Plan. Establishes:
(1) U.S. policy for all federal water resources projects; and
(2) the 21st Century Water Commission. Requires a study on the effects of climate change on Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation programs.


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