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H.R.2454 American Clean Energy And Security Act of 2009, 111th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Jul 07, 2009 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 97.

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  • This bill's most-recent vote occurred on June 26, 2009, with a roll call of 219 ayes, 212 nays, and 3 not voting.

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    • This is the Waxman-Markey comprehensive energy bill, known for short as "ACES," that includes a cap-and-trade global warming reduction plan designed to reduce economy-wide greenhouse gas emissions 17 percent by 2020. Other provisions include new renewable requirements for utilities, studies and incentives regarding new carbon capture and sequestration technologies, energy efficiency incentives for homes and buildings, and grants for green jobs, among other things.

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On May 19, 2009, by MrObvious - CO2 levels have no measurable effect on the Earth's temperature. Updates to measurements and models now show a .7 degree rise over the last 100 years. That is less than the average over the last 300 years. CO2 levels are at or near some of their highest recorded levels over that same time span. If the amount of CO2 had anything to do with warming, we would be in the middle of a global heat wave by now. We are not. Some reliable predictions have us cooling over the course of the next 50 years or so. If the science were settled, then there wouldn't be so much decent from PHDs around the world.

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      As noted by MrObvious, a user on OpenCongress.org, on May 19, 2009, "CO2 levels have no measurable effect on the Earth's temperature. Updates to measurements and models now show a .7 degree rise over the last 100 years. That is less than the average over the last 300 years. CO2 levels are at or near some of their highest recorded levels over that same time span. If the amount of CO2 had anything to do with warming, we would be in the middle of a global heat wave by now. We are not. Some reliable predictions have us cooling over the course of the next 50 years or so. If the science were settled, then there wouldn't be so much decent from PHDs around the world."
    • On October 06, 2009, by ClaudeLemieux - Take away the subsidies and handouts that the Coal, gas, oil and Nuclear receive and add their externalities and your looking at true burden that the American people cannot carry. It's not like these Industries are creating jobs -which renewable energy will- they're losing them! Over the past quarter century the Coal Industry has axed 20 percent of thir workforce and increased productivity by 50%! They don't need people! Meanwhile the manufacture of renewable energy plants and the workforce needed to run them will create millions of jobs for our economy. If you don't change you stagnate, and that is exactly what has happened to our economy.

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      As noted by ClaudeLemieux, a user on OpenCongress.org, on October 06, 2009, "Take away the subsidies and handouts that the Coal, gas, oil and Nuclear receive and add their externalities and your looking at true burden that the American people cannot carry. It's not like these Industries are creating jobs -which renewable energy will- they're losing them! Over the past quarter century the Coal Industry has axed 20 percent of thir workforce and increased productivity by 50%! They don't need people! Meanwhile the manufacture of renewable energy plants and the workforce needed to run them will create millions of jobs for our economy. If you don't change you stagnate, and that is exactly what has happened to our economy. "
    • On May 18, 2009, by MatadorBID - "Climate change" is a scam. Lets concern ourselves with real conservation and energy efficiency and stop trying to come up with new ways to tax our citizens.

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    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • THE UNCONSTITUTIONALITY OF THE CROWN JEWELL OF ... - November 15, 2011 by http://www.tcunation.com/ - Here is the UN Document on Agenda 21 : http://www.un.org/esa/dsd/agenda21/. Here is the legislation (HR 2454) which passed in the House: http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h2454/show. From the web site The Green ...

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      As noted by http://www.tcunation.com/ on November 15, 2011, "Here is the UN Document on Agenda 21 : http://www.un.org/esa/dsd/agenda21/. Here is the legislation (HR 2454) which passed in the House: http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h2454/show. From the web site The Green ..." (/url?q=http://www.tcunation.com/xn/detail/2476373:Comment:429403%3Fxg_source%3Dactivity&sa=U&ei=eZNCT73EFMOW2AXPq-CVCA&ved=0CEQQmAEwCQ&usg=AFQjCNH4S6bLKfRn891rMe0pFVMikg61AQ)
    • THE UNCONSTITUTIONALITY OF THE CROWN JEWELL OF ... - November 15, 2011 by http://www.tcunation.com/ - Here is the UN Document on Agenda 21 : http://www.un.org/esa/dsd/agenda21/. Here is the legislation (HR 2454) which passed in the House: http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h2454/show. From the web site The Green ...

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      As noted by http://www.tcunation.com/ on November 15, 2011, "Here is the UN Document on Agenda 21 : http://www.un.org/esa/dsd/agenda21/. Here is the legislation (HR 2454) which passed in the House: http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h2454/show. From the web site The Green ..." (/url?q=http://www.tcunation.com/xn/detail/2476373:Comment:429403%3Fxg_source%3Dactivity&sa=U&ei=DOtBT9u_OKjy2QWdtfSoCA&ved=0CEQQmAEwCQ&usg=AFQjCNEzPNcjrGX-E6rfPmI9y8Dy7dUybg)
    • THE UNCONSTITUTIONALITY OF THE CROWN JEWELL OF ... - November 15, 2011 by http://www.tcunation.com/ - Here is the UN Document on Agenda 21 : http://www.un.org/esa/dsd/agenda21/. Here is the legislation (HR 2454) which passed in the House: http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h2454/show. From the web site The Green ...

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      As noted by http://www.tcunation.com/ on November 15, 2011, "Here is the UN Document on Agenda 21 : http://www.un.org/esa/dsd/agenda21/. Here is the legislation (HR 2454) which passed in the House: http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h2454/show. From the web site The Green ..." (/url?q=http://www.tcunation.com/xn/detail/2476373:Comment:429403%3Fxg_source%3Dactivity&sa=U&ei=HUJBT7yfDqro2QWT5LWrCA&ved=0CEQQmAEwCQ&usg=AFQjCNGXBShRUnlood0Ag2JvBbsuOvfanw)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • As High Gas Prices Loom, New Congress Faces Pressure on Drilling - January 03, 2011 by New York Times - After the passage in 2009 of the House climate bill HR 2454, groups opposing the legislation strategized that linking the threat of higher gasoline prices ...

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      As noted by New York Times on January 03, 2011, " After the passage in 2009 of the House climate bill HR 2454, groups opposing the legislation strategized that linking the threat of higher gasoline prices ... " (http://www.nytimes.com/gwire/2011/01/04/04greenwire-as-high-gas-prices-loom-new-congress-faces-pres-3445.html)
    • - December 29, 2010 by Family Security Matters - The misnamed American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (HR 2454) just barely passed in the House or Representatives by a vote of 219 to 212. ...

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      As noted by Family Security Matters on December 29, 2010, " The misnamed American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (HR 2454) just barely passed in the House or Representatives by a vote of 219 to 212. ... " (http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.8290/pub_detail.asp)
    • Climate Lobbying Numbers: GM vs Nissan - December 20, 2010 by The New York Times - According to filings I looked through on the Lobbying Disclosure Act Database, GM spent over $4.56 million on climate and energy-related lobbying, while Nissan North America spent $2.93 million. You can use keywords, like “climate” to search through lo

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      As noted by The New York Times on December 20, 2010, "According to filings I looked through on the Lobbying Disclosure Act Database, GM spent over $4.56 million on climate and energy-related lobbying, while Nissan North America spent $2.93 million. You can use keywords, like “climate” to search through lo" (http://feeds.nytimes.com/click.phdo?i=d0860a470e0432d6713a1287c2a4cf8a)
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