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  • Latest Action: Feb 02, 2010 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 267.

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  • Committee Assignment: Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

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  • 66% of users oppose S.1733

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    • This is the Senate's climate change bill that seeks to reduce greenhouse gas emission through a nation-wide cap-and-trade program. Emissions would be reduced 20% by 2020 and 83% by 2050. It also contains investments in clean energy technology and provisions to encourage the creation of new "green" jobs.

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    • Duke Energy Corporation

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On November 19, 2009, by clejeune - In Afghanistan, the number one most dangerous mission is convoys. Most convoys are transporting fuel. The number one piece of equipment that uses the most fuel is generators. Simply switching to solar powered generators would cut down on the number of convoys and save American lives. The Commandant of the Marine Corps has ordered an energy audit for Afghanistan. In Somalia and along the Niger Delta there have been tons of piracy issues revolving around the fuel storage bays. The CIA has stated that if we can run our energy on solar, wind, and natural gas, that area will be able to stabilize and return to normal security. The Navy recently released its first ever "green powered" aircraft carrier. DARPA has been working on solar powered tents for the US Army. I was in DC when the Kerry-Boxer bill (this bill) was introduced. Major General Eaton, General Zinni, Vice Admiral McGinn, former Senator John Warner all spoke in favor of it.

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      As noted by clejeune, a user on OpenCongress.org, on November 19, 2009, " In Afghanistan, the number one most dangerous mission is convoys. Most convoys are transporting fuel. The number one piece of equipment that uses the most fuel is generators. Simply switching to solar powered generators would cut down on the number of convoys and save American lives. The Commandant of the Marine Corps has ordered an energy audit for Afghanistan. In Somalia and along the Niger Delta there have been tons of piracy issues revolving around the fuel storage bays. The CIA has stated that if we can run our energy on solar, wind, and natural gas, that area will be able to stabilize and return to normal security. The Navy recently released its first ever "green powered" aircraft carrier. DARPA has been working on solar powered tents for the US Army. I was in DC when the Kerry-Boxer bill (this bill) was introduced. Major General Eaton, General Zinni, Vice Admiral McGinn, former Senator John Warner all spoke in favor of it."
    • On November 19, 2009, by clejeune - I urge everyone who is concerned about this bill to check out The Truman National Security Project. It is headed by Jon Powers who served in Iraq as a captain in the 1st Armored Division. http://trumanproject.org/ They have launched Operation FREE. This is a group of 150 military veterans who are working to decrease our dependence on fossil fuels and promote American security. http://www.operationfree.net/home/ Also check out this article from VetVoice - http://vetvoice.com/showDiary.do?diaryId=3213

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      As noted by clejeune, a user on OpenCongress.org, on November 19, 2009, "I urge everyone who is concerned about this bill to check out The Truman National Security Project. It is headed by Jon Powers who served in Iraq as a captain in the 1st Armored Division. http://trumanproject.org/ They have launched Operation FREE. This is a group of 150 military veterans who are working to decrease our dependence on fossil fuels and promote American security. http://www.operationfree.net/home/ Also check out this article from VetVoice - http://vetvoice.com/showDiary.do?diaryId=3213 "
    • On May 12, 2010, by achait - History books can't tell us much, there's much more research to be done. Climate change has to be studied for at least 30 years to able to determine a trend. Individuals are in denial if they say "global warming" doesn't exist, it's a natural process being accelerated by human activity - but we have yet to know how much our activity is contributing to the warming trends they have found in the last 50 years. We can't rely on one guy at MIT not to do something about our pollution and destroying the Earth that was here before us. Ever looked into the damage we have done to our oceans? Keep driving those gas guzzlers that not only pollute, but encourage our consumption of foreign oil and those big bad corporations have corporate responsibility programs for a reason now - because they started getting slack for their sustainability. Want to know who's doing good? Go see who have transparency reports for the public, other than that they just will lobby a politician to get what they want.

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      As noted by achait, a user on OpenCongress.org, on May 12, 2010, "History books can't tell us much, there's much more research to be done. Climate change has to be studied for at least 30 years to able to determine a trend. Individuals are in denial if they say "global warming" doesn't exist, it's a natural process being accelerated by human activity - but we have yet to know how much our activity is contributing to the warming trends they have found in the last 50 years. We can't rely on one guy at MIT not to do something about our pollution and destroying the Earth that was here before us. Ever looked into the damage we have done to our oceans? Keep driving those gas guzzlers that not only pollute, but encourage our consumption of foreign oil and those big bad corporations have corporate responsibility programs for a reason now - because they started getting slack for their sustainability. Want to know who's doing good? Go see who have transparency reports for the public, other than that they just will lobby a politician to get what they want."

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • Secretary Chu's Testimony to the Senate Committee on Environment ... - December 24, 2010 by Energy Minute - Washington, DC — Secretary Steven Chu testified this morning before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on S. 1733, the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act. View full post on U.S. Department of Energy – Press ...

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      As noted by Energy Minute on December 24, 2010, "Washington, DC — Secretary Steven Chu testified this morning before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on S. 1733, the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act. View full post on U.S. Department of Energy – Press ..." (http://energyminute.org/secretary-chus-testimony-to-the-senate-committee-on-environment-and-public-works.htm)
    • African American Environmentalist Association: "Income Disparities ... - December 21, 2010 by African American Environmentalist Association - Consolidated Land, Energy, and Aquatic Resources (CLEAR) Act of 2010 (H.R.3534) · Cantwell/Collins CLEAR Act (S.2877) · Jobs For Mainstreet Act (H.R.2847) · Waxman/Markey (H.R.2454) · Boxer/Kerry (S. 1733) ...

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      As noted by African American Environmentalist Association on December 21, 2010, "Consolidated Land, Energy, and Aquatic Resources (CLEAR) Act of 2010 (H.R.3534) · Cantwell/Collins CLEAR Act (S.2877) · Jobs For Mainstreet Act (H.R.2847) · Waxman/Markey (H.R.2454) · Boxer/Kerry (S. 1733) ..." (http://aaenvironment.blogspot.com/2010/12/income-disparities-in-asthma-burden-and.html)
    • PENDING LEGISLATION - December 21, 2010 by CitizenDarrell - S.1733. Latest Title: Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act. Sponsor: Sen Kerry, John F. [MA] (introduced 9/30/2009) Cosponsors (3). Related Bills: H.R.2454, H.R.2998. Latest Major Action: 2/2/2010 Placed on Senate Legislative ...

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      As noted by CitizenDarrell on December 21, 2010, "S.1733. Latest Title: Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act. Sponsor: Sen Kerry, John F. [MA] (introduced 9/30/2009) Cosponsors (3). Related Bills: H.R.2454, H.R.2998. Latest Major Action: 2/2/2010 Placed on Senate Legislative ..." (http://citizendarrell.com/?p=111)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Climate Lobbying Numbers: GM vs Nissan - December 20, 2010 by The New York Times - ...and transportation safety). GM cited using lobbyists to influence policy related to Climate Change Legislation (H.R.2454, S.1733), CAFE standards, Advanced Technology Vehicles Programs (S. 2843, H.R. 3246), R&D Funding for Cellulosic Ethanol and Renewa

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      As noted by The New York Times on December 20, 2010, "...and transportation safety). GM cited using lobbyists to influence policy related to Climate Change Legislation (H.R.2454, S.1733), CAFE standards, Advanced Technology Vehicles Programs (S. 2843, H.R. 3246), R&D Funding for Cellulosic Ethanol and Renewa" (http://feeds.nytimes.com/click.phdo?i=d0860a470e0432d6713a1287c2a4cf8a)
    • COX: Hello smart growth, goodbye affordable housing - July 27, 2010 by Washington Times - ...week's Big Idea is a bad one, and you'll find it featured in the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act (S.1733) now before the Senate. No, we're not talking "cap-and-trade." We're talking about larding up metropolitan planning agencies with financial

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      As noted by Washington Times on July 27, 2010, "...week's Big Idea is a bad one, and you'll find it featured in the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act (S.1733) now before the Senate. No, we're not talking "cap-and-trade." We're talking about larding up metropolitan planning agencies with financial" (http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Nation-TheWashingtonTimesAmericasNewspaper/~3/k-KqGlNzT84/)
    • Hello Smart Growth Goodbye Affordable Housing - July 26, 2010 by The Heritage Foundation - ...week's Big Idea is a bad one, and you'll find it featured in the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act (S.1733) now before the Senate. No, we're not talking "cap-and-trade." We're talking about larding up metropolitan planning agencies with financial

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      As noted by The Heritage Foundation on July 26, 2010, "...week's Big Idea is a bad one, and you'll find it featured in the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act (S.1733) now before the Senate. No, we're not talking "cap-and-trade." We're talking about larding up metropolitan planning agencies with financial" (http://www.heritage.org/Research/Commentary/2010/07/Hello-Smart-Growth-Goodbye-Affordable-Housing)
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