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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  • jimzprincess 06/25/2009 12:49pm

    This tax is going to destroy us! All of you in Congress who vote “yes” on this, get ready to receive your pink slips!!! We The People will not tolorate OUR representatives passing this kind of legislation when they know it will make our energy bills skyrocket. Get ready to come and live in the REAL world with the rest of us when it’s time for re-election!!!!

  • n2ativ1 06/25/2009 1:23pm

    This bill is just another scam to raise our taxes. In reality if passed the energy tax would:

    Reduce aggregate gross domestic product (GDP) by $9.6 trillion
    Destroy an average of 1-3 million jobs, every year
    Raise electricity rates 90 percent after adjusting for inflation
    Raise inflation-adjusted gasoline prices by 74 percent
    Raise residential natural gas prices by 55 percent
    Raise an average family’s annual energy bill by $1,500 annually
    Increase the federal debt by 26 percent, which is $29,150 per person

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    Avery 06/26/2009 6:17am

    Wow, 3 million jobs EVERY YEAR? Soon there’d be no jobs left!!

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    zhowland 06/29/2009 7:39am

    More realistic than Nancy Pelosi’s claim that if we didn’t pass the second stimulus bill that we could lose 500 million jobs by December.

  • strokjl 06/25/2009 6:20pm

    Besides the fact that certain individuals stand to gain unfairly with the passage of this bill and the issue that this bill does a terrible job at actually addressing ‘climate change’ as it’s defined; the bill will further drag down that economy with greater costs of doing business for industrial firms and energy costs for every American individual and company.

    This is a truely irresponsible bill that makes me quesiton the goals my government has for this country. Things like this have been attempted before, always to the detriment of the American individual.

  • lolmao500 06/25/2009 7:45pm

    Water vapor in the air is also a greenhouse gas. We should ban it too! And tax it!

    Let’s tax air and water… we already tax the earth. Next we’re gonna tax fire? The 4 elements taxed?

    This is so ridiculous and SICK.

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    heylucy 06/26/2009 9:15am

    Plus, we need to eliminate all traces of CO2! Who cares if the plants use it to create oxygen! It is evil and must be eliminated!

  • edwards2020 06/25/2009 7:52pm

    The jury is still out on the whole “global warming” thing. Why are the morons in Congress and the Commander in Thief so eager to nail us (the American taxpayers) to the wall over a theory. I learned early in life there are two thing that don’t mix well in this world, science and politics.
    I ran across a great video and embedded it on website… http://www.myconservativecorner.com. It’s a great video.

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  • lolmao500 06/26/2009 2:05am


    The Great Global Warming Swindle, debunking the global warming religion!

  • tattiio 06/26/2009 3:46am

    There will be no America if we go down this road. This man should be thrown out of office for even suggesting a bill so stupid. If we cut our emissions and no other countries do this is a worthless effort. Science says in fifteen years we will have more air pollution coming from China to the United States than all the United States creates each year. Wake up people. This is just a chump from the worst state in the country trying to win votes.

  • augrad1996 06/26/2009 3:56am

    This bill is a tax on ALL Americans including those making under 250K which the President said he would not do. Also, there is disagreement among scientists that global warming is actually real. Why are we trying to fix something that may not be happening? MONEY maybe???? It seems like Pelosi, Gore and GE will see huge increases in wealth if this bill passes.

  • bradtumer 06/26/2009 4:15am

    Really this is just like every other government. There’s the reason they claim to be doing it, and the reason they’re really doing it. They say that it’s to curtail greenhouse gases and reduce global warming, but it’s really just a way to increase taxes, increase taxes, reward friends, and punish enemies.

    Read this article to see how monumentally government energy policies fail. http://www.thenation.com/doc/20090420/hayes

  • Avelino_Maestas 06/26/2009 6:10am

    Hey everybody, the House is now debating this legislation as a substitute amendment, under H.R. 2998: http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h2998/show

  • pennyarc7 06/26/2009 8:04am

    My favorite quote is from the founder of the Weather Channel, John Coleman “Global Warming. It is the hoax. It is bad science. It is a high jacking of public policy. It is no joke. It is the greatest scam in history.”

    I cannot believe how easy it is to scam people, there is indeed a sucker born every minute. Your only hope is to buy stock in the companies our buddy Al Gore has invested in, he now has over 100 million dollars from this con game, if you can’t beat them then join them!

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    cerebralscrub44 06/26/2009 8:57am
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    Wow, John Coleman. What an accredited individual. Climate change doubters, if you still somehow maintain your belief that this is a “scam,” please also refute the legitimacy of each of these U.S. government departments, which have contributed their expertise to compiling the U.S. Global Change Research Program’s 2009 Report on the harmful effects of climate change on the United States.
    1. Department of Commerce
    2. Department of Defense
    3. Department of Energy
    4. Department of the Interior
    5. Department of State
    6. Department of Transportation
    7. Department of Health and Human Services
    8. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
    9. National Science Foundation
    10. Smithsonian Institute
    11. USAID
    12. Department of Agriculture
    13. Environmental Protection Agency
    As well as over 560 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals that the USGCRP uses in its 2009 report to congress.

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    baparks31 06/26/2009 9:28am

    Wow, look who’s been drinking the Kool-Aid. Have you not seen the reports of scientists who are austrisized from their Universities and other organizations if they go against the “mainstream” thought? Science is just as political as every other area and if you want to be published (by a corrupt and biased media) or accredited, sometimes you have to swallow your pride and follow the herd. I think there is information that refutes all findings if one chooses to educate oneself in a truly unbiased way. Say hi to Mr. Gore next time you speak with him.

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    cerebralscrub44 06/26/2009 2:10pm
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    No, I actually haven’t seen the “reports of scientists who are ostracized from their universities and other organizations if they go against the mainstream thought.” Please give me an example if you can. If scientists are “ostracized,” or in general discredited in their field by an overwhelming compilation of data that suggests they are wrong, they generally admit the mistake so as to remain at the front of their field, or join the minority of conspiracy theorists like you – but that’s just bad science. Being a physics student myself I know that admitting mistakes and changing the way you have been researching a problem in accordance with the latest data compiled, even if this data refutes your findings, is the best way to advance in the field.

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    GrnEydGuy 06/26/2009 2:33pm

    NIKOLA TESLA *ostracized, discredited, and ROBBED* ONE among many!

    You are one of the truly delusional sleepwalking masses.


    I am bursting at the seems with anger because of jack ass regurgitators of fraudulent information such as yourself who if genuinely wanted for truth would come to true conclusions.

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    baparks31 06/26/2009 5:01pm

    Let’s get one thing straight, I am far from a “conspiracy theorist”. I don’t know how far into your studies as a physics student you are, but the fact that you are a student in today’s liberal environment explains how indoctrinated you have been and continue to be. I am very well educated and also very well paid in the business community. I have a library full of dissenting views both for and against the science of global warming as well as history and philosophy. Perhaps when you are out of academia and in the real world, you will experience the politics that I speak of including in the world of science.

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    cerebralscrub44 06/26/2009 2:10pm
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    Also, your claim that “science is just as political as every other area” is just plain untrue. Sure, scientists have political affiliations, but it is of the utmost importance in the sciences to keep political bias from interfering with data derived from experimentation and observation. A scientist – and here I am talking about the hard sciences (physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, etc.) who uses his skills in a field to serve a political agenda is generally just a laughing stock – maybe one of those guys who are “austrisized.” Finally, please present some of this “information that refutes all findings” so I can show you how it’s wrong.

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    GrnEydGuy 06/26/2009 2:37pm


    IF, and that is a big IF, you are truly a scientist YOU WOULD NEVER end your comments with a statement like this:

    “…please present some of this ‘information that refutes all findings’ so I can show you how it’s wrong.”

    YOU HAVE DISCREDITED YOURSELF THOROUGHLY! Thank you for saving the rest of us to do it for you.


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    cerebralscrub44 06/26/2009 3:06pm

    Awesome, let’s talk about Nikola Tesla. He’s actually one of my favorite scientists of the 20th century, along with Albert Einstein and Stephen J. Hawking. Tesla was a great inventor, accredited for the invention of the Tesla coil, a device used for high frequency generation of alternating current. He also invented all kinds of other awesome stuff that you use in everyday life – check some of it out on this PBS site devoted to him, http://www.pbs.org/tesla/ins/index.html
    Not mentioned there is his research in creating what he called a death ray, which would utilize his years of research with ball lightning and plasma to create a particle beam weapon. How awesome is that.

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    cerebralscrub44 06/26/2009 3:18pm

    Ok well…the whole deal with him is that he was involved in a very heated fight for a lot of his professional life with a one Thomas Edison, the inventor of the lightbulb and a strong proponent of DC power systems, while Tesla was probably the 20th century’s biggest proponent of the use of AC (alternating current) power. He got royally screwed by Edison’s company out of a large sum of money that he rightly deserved…there are a lot of details to this…and in the end basically had to just move on without a bunch of patents that he could have gotten paid for. The government also seized and/or destroyed a bunch of documents of his, and demolished his awesome Wardenclyffe Tower facility, from which he claimed he could transmit electrical power to anywhere in the world.

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    cerebralscrub44 06/26/2009 3:20pm

    Any discrediting that Tesla experienced was largely due to his bickering with Edison, his repudiation of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity (possibly the greatest achievement in modern science), and his OCD in the later years of his life that made him seem kindof crazy. Personally, I believe he got screwed out of the Nobel Prize, too. When he died in 1943, the U.S. Supreme Court gave him the patent for the radio, declaring him in effect its inventor.
    I don’t really know why you’re using Tesla in your argument against me, though…His published work during the time of its publications were largely accepted by the greater scientific community, and are now regarded as some of the greatest achievements in electricity generation and energy physics of the 20th century.

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    cerebralscrub44 06/26/2009 3:36pm

    also never claimed I was a scientist, moron. I’m a university student pursuing my degree in physics.

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    zhowland 06/29/2009 7:44am

    Most people will not dispute that the Earth’s climate changes. What they dispute is the cause. #8 on yours list has said in recent years that there is nothing that can even remotely prove anthropomorphic climate change.

    And I can’t imagine why a bunch of government agencies would produce “research” that would indicate that the government need to tax (meaning increase revenue) to the very same government.

  • mpet 06/26/2009 8:38am
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    This is the BIGGEST tax increase in the history of the U.S.A.

  • bunnyluv42 06/26/2009 9:38am
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    I’d like to see how much they tax me for every time I exhale! They forget that we exhale CO2 and that our plant life rely upon it for survival!

  • neuralsyntax 06/26/2009 10:24am
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    Theories that most of you currently hold as being fact:

    Plate tectonics
    Big Bang Theory

    So just because its a theory doesn’t mean its not happening. I live in Washington and my state shakes all the damn time from plate tectonics…

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