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H.R.910 Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011, 112th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Apr 08, 2011 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Energy and Commerce - Energy and Power

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  • Committee Assignment: Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources - Water and Power

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  • This bill's most-recent vote occurred on April 07, 2011, with a roll call of 255 ayes, 172 nays, and 5 not voting.

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  • 35% of users support H.R.910

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    • Amends the Clear Air to state that greenhouse gases are not "air pollutants," and, therefore, can not be regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency.

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    Supporting Organizations

    • Petroleum Marketers Association of America

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    • National Mining Association

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    • Industrial Energy Consumers of America

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    • Consumers Union

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    • Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism

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    Most-commented sections of the bill text

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On March 10, 2011, by fakk2 - I thought this bill might be a bit of junk, until I read it and realized it only stops the EPA from enforcing anything based on "climate change". This doesn't stop them from regulating greenhouse gases based on scientific data unrelated to climate change, like drinking water acidity or the likes. Also, this bill doesn't stop states from adopting their own rules, as long as those rules are not federally enforceable or part of the federal government. This bill actually gives more power to the states to do as they and their citizens please, which is how it should be anyways.

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      As noted by fakk2, a user on OpenCongress.org, on March 10, 2011, "I thought this bill might be a bit of junk, until I read it and realized it only stops the EPA from enforcing anything based on "climate change". This doesn't stop them from regulating greenhouse gases based on scientific data unrelated to climate change, like drinking water acidity or the likes. Also, this bill doesn't stop states from adopting their own rules, as long as those rules are not federally enforceable or part of the federal government. This bill actually gives more power to the states to do as they and their citizens please, which is how it should be anyways."
    • On May 10, 2011, by dbroncos - If only your state's pollution didnt seep into my state and vice versa. Pollution is an issue that affects all states, it doesnt care where the state lines are. The toxic air and pollutants are going to come into your state and make your citizens sicker no matter what your politics or mine are.

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      As noted by dbroncos, a user on OpenCongress.org, on May 10, 2011, "If only your state's pollution didnt seep into my state and vice versa. Pollution is an issue that affects all states, it doesnt care where the state lines are. The toxic air and pollutants are going to come into your state and make your citizens sicker no matter what your politics or mine are. "
    • On April 09, 2011, by Stubbs - I'm pretty sure the Supreme Court authorized EPA to: check if greenhouse gases/climate change posed a harm to public health, and if they did, regulate them. I guess I have a general US government question: can Congress do that? The Supreme Court has already given EPA the right to regulate greenhouse gases in relation to climate change, so wouldn't this bill violate the Court's ruling?

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      As noted by Stubbs, a user on OpenCongress.org, on April 09, 2011, "I'm pretty sure the Supreme Court authorized EPA to: check if greenhouse gases/climate change posed a harm to public health, and if they did, regulate them. I guess I have a general US government question: can Congress do that? The Supreme Court has already given EPA the right to regulate greenhouse gases in relation to climate change, so wouldn't this bill violate the Court's ruling?"

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • Yes, I Said “Republican Obstructionism” - Free Bloggers Alliance - July 30, 2012 by http://freebloggersalliance.org/ - Amending the Clean Air Act to prohibit the EPA from ever issuing any regulations regarding greenhouse gases (HR 910) doesn't create jobs. It simply allows companies to pollute the air without any consequences. Requiring ...

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      As noted by http://freebloggersalliance.org/ on July 30, 2012, "Amending the Clean Air Act to prohibit the EPA from ever issuing any regulations regarding greenhouse gases (HR 910) doesn't create jobs. It simply allows companies to pollute the air without any consequences. Requiring ..." (/url?q=http://freebloggersalliance.org/2012/07/30/yes-i-said-republican-obstructionism-redux/&sa=U&ei=HCwXULLwMYex0AHM_oHYCA&ved=0CD0QmAEwBw&usg=AFQjCNHPehAHOCEqhhkzqOZnhOJ1Mfistw)
    • Republican Jobs Bills Won't Actually Create Jobs, Say Economists - July 24, 2012 by The Huffington Post News Editors - H.R. 910 -- Energy Tax Prevention Act. The <a href="http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-112hr910rfs/pdf/BILLS-112hr910rfs.pdf" target="_hplink">bill would amend the Clean Air Act</a> to prevent the EPA from issuing ...

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      As noted by The Huffington Post News Editors on July 24, 2012, "H.R. 910 -- Energy Tax Prevention Act. The &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-112hr910rfs/pdf/BILLS-112hr910rfs.pdf&quot; target=&quot;_hplink&quot;&gt;bill would amend the Clean Air Act&lt;/a&gt; to prevent the EPA from issuing ..." (/url?q=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/24/republican-jobs-bills_n_1687647.html&sa=U&ei=qkUPUJavB6H42QWq44CIDg&ved=0CCUQmAEwAg&usg=AFQjCNHFYKA9KDW3t7Lzkt_1PriTPcDAZw)
    • The Problem With Government Cheese – Bearing Drift: Virginia's ... - July 13, 2012 by jr@bearingdrift.com (J.R. Hoeft) - And Energy Tax Prevention Act: H.R. 910 – Passed the House, senate has taken no action to date. The effort to prevent the largest tax increase in America's history, impacting low and middle-income earners the hardest, the ...

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      As noted by jr@bearingdrift.com (J.R. Hoeft) on July 13, 2012, "And Energy Tax Prevention Act: H.R. 910 – Passed the House, senate has taken no action to date. The effort to prevent the largest tax increase in America&#39;s history, impacting low and middle-income earners the hardest, the ..." (/url?q=http://bearingdrift.com/2012/07/13/the-problem-with-government-cheese/&sa=U&ei=PzwTUL_DIYm09gTOwoGYAQ&ved=0CDwQmAEwBw&usg=AFQjCNHkBTYzyLmO7lkbcO_rno4swvuiFg)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Bills of the 112th Congresss Concerning Climate Change - September 20, 2012 by The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions - The bills, resolutions, and amendments of the 112th Congress dealing with climate change are divided into the following categories: H.RES.672: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the energy, environmental, and foreign policies of th

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      As noted by The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions on September 20, 2012, "The bills, resolutions, and amendments of the 112th Congress dealing with climate change are divided into the following categories: H.RES.672: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the energy, environmental, and foreign policies of th" (http://www.c2es.org/federal/congress/112/climate-change-legislative-proposals)
    • Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce: U.S. Rep. Baldwin distorts her record on manufacturing - June 26, 2012 by WisPolitics.com - (Heritage Foundation) •Voted against H.R. 910 this session, which would have provided relief from EPA’s costly global warming regulations targeting Wisconsin paper mills and workers. •Voted against H.R. 2250 this session, which would have blocked EPA

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      As noted by WisPolitics.com on June 26, 2012, "(Heritage Foundation) •Voted against H.R. 910 this session, which would have provided relief from EPA’s costly global warming regulations targeting Wisconsin paper mills and workers. •Voted against H.R. 2250 this session, which would have blocked EPA" (http://wispolitics.com/index.iml?Article=273182)
    • Bob Dold Keeping Close Eye on Environmental Votes, If Not the Environment - May 21, 2012 by Huffington Post - To see if the News-Sun is even close, let's take a look at Dold's environmental votes. Back in April 2011, there was the Energy Tax Prevention Act (H.R. 910). It wasn't exactly a tax prevention provision. It really stopped the EPA from regulating greenhous

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      As noted by Huffington Post on May 21, 2012, "To see if the News-Sun is even close, let's take a look at Dold's environmental votes. Back in April 2011, there was the Energy Tax Prevention Act (H.R. 910). It wasn't exactly a tax prevention provision. It really stopped the EPA from regulating greenhous" (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ellen-gill/bob-dold-environment_b_1529859.html?ref=chicago)
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