76 Attacks on Clean Air by Party

Clean air should be an issue that everyone supports. The Clean Air Act protects people from pollution-related health problems and, according to the EPA, has been a good economic investment for the country. Yet this bedrock environmental law is constantly at risk of being weakened by members of Congress who are not acting in the interest of their constituents’ health.

In the 115th Congress, members have introduced at least 76 attacks on one of our most essential environmental laws.

Top Clean Air Enemies

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) – 3 bills
Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) – 2 bills
Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) – 2 bills

Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX) – 2 bills
Rep. Griffith (R-VA-9) – 2 bills
Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH-6) – 2 bills

Legislative Attacks on the Clean Air Act

Date IntroducedSponsorBill #Title of LegislationWhat it Does to the Clean Air ActProvision Signed Into Law?
2018-05-10Sen. Flake, Jeff [R-AZ]S. 2825ADAAPT ActLoosens definition of rural transport areas (of ozone nonattainment) to allow metropolitan areas to be included at discretion of EPA Admin ; allows states to substitute best available ozone control tech for lowest achievable emission rate in certain nonattainment areas ; exempts revisions/plans for certain nonattainment areas from some requirements for approval by AdminCurrently being considered
2018-04-26Sen. Paul, Rand [R-KY]S. 2761A bill to amend the Clean Air Act to clarify when a physical change in, or change in the method of operation of, a stationary source constitutes a modification, and for other purposes.Defines an increase in pollutant emissions resulting from a change to a power plant as relative to the rate under the ORIGINAL DESIGN of the plant, not just the recent emissions rates of the plant. Currently being considered
2018-04-26Sen. Paul, Rand [R-KY]S. 2760A bill to amend the Clean Air Act to exclude energy efficiency projects, pollution control projects, and reliability projects from the definition of a modification.Excludes energy efficiency projects, pollution control projects, and reliability projects from definition of 'modification' to a plant -- but definition of efficiency project allows for some increase in pollutants besides CO2 (as long as below permitted rate); and definitions of poll'n control and reliability projects does not mandate actual abatement of poll'n and actual reliability improvements...seems that only intent matters. Currently being considered
2018-03-05Rep. Westerman, Bruce [R-AR-4]H.R. 5170FLIP ActPromotes development of offshore drilling in public waters through OCS Pilot ProgramCurrently being considered
2018-02-27Sen. Wicker, Roger F. [R-MS]S. 2461Blocking Regulatory Interference from Closing Kilns Act of 2018Allow for judicial review of any new NESHAP standards for brick and structural clay manufacturingCurrently being considered
2018-02-08Rep. Perry, Scott [R-PA-4]H.R. 4994Energy Sovereignty ActRepeals section 115 of CAA, which requires EPA and states to account for effects of pollution on foreign countriesCurrently being considered
2018-01-10Rep. Goodlatte, Bob [R-VA-6]H.R. 4760Securing America's Future Act of 2018Steps up border enforcement/militarization and exempts these activities from CAACurrently being considered
2017-12-05Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA]S. 2192SECURE Act of 2017Steps up border enforcement/militarization and exempts these activities from CAARead the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 275.
2017-11-09Rep. Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [R-WI-5]H.R. 4364RFG Modernization Act of 2017Allows EPA Admin to waive reformulated gasoline requirements for states if price of gasoline too highCurrently being considered
2017-10-04Rep. Schweikert, David [R-AZ-6]H.R. 3959Crowd Sourcing of Environmental Data Act of 2017Allows states flexibility to increase number of air quality sensors ; prohibits EPA from enforcing a certain method of monitoring (unless state acting in bad faith) ; requires EPA to allow states to base determinations of success in meeting standards on data gathered from their chosen method of monitoringCurrently being considered
2017-09-26Sen. Capito, Shelley Moore [R-WV]S. 1857A bill to establish a compliance deadline of May 15, 2023, for Step 2 emissions standards for new residential wood heaters, new residential hydronic heaters, and forced-air furnaces.Extends by 3 years the compliance deadline (under 80 Fed. Reg. 13672) for manufacturers, owners, and operators of new reidential wood heatersCommittee on Environment and Public Works Senate Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety. Hearings held. With printed Hearing: S.Hrg. 115-127.
2017-09-08Rep. Smith, Jason [R-MO-8]H.Amdt. 367An amendment numbered 72 printed in House Report 115-297 to restrict federal agencies from using funds to pay legal fees under any lawsuit settlement regarding a case that arises under the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Endangered Species Act.Amends House Appropriations bill to prohibit federal agencies from using funds to pay legal fees for any settlement arising under CAA, CWA, & ESAOn agreeing to the Smith (MO) amendment (A095) Agreed to by voice vote.
2017-09-07Rep. Perry, Scott [R-PA-4]H.Amdt. 359An amendment numbered 59 printed in House Report 115-297 to prohibit funds from being used to give formal notification under, or prepare, propose, implement, administer, or enforce any rule or recommendation pursuant to, section 115 of the Clean Air Act.Amends House appropriations bill to prohibit rulemaking or enforcement under sec. 115 of CAA (international air pollution)On agreeing to the Perry amendment (A087) Agreed to by voice vote.
2017-08-03Sen. Sullivan, Dan [R-AK]S. 1756Rebuild America Now ActDirects EPA to "seek to issue permit decisions favorably" under permitting laws including CAA ; appears to exclude new construction projects from review under CAA ; limitations on certain federal assistance under CAACurrently being considered
2017-08-03Sen. Cornyn, John [R-TX]S. 1757Building America's Trust ActSteps up border enforcement/militarization and exempts these activities from CAARead the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 208.
2017-07-28Rep. Carter, Earl L. "Buddy" [R-GA-1]H.R. 3570Transportation and Trailer Modernization Act of 2017Excludes trailers and other unpowered vehicles from regulation under CAACurrently being considered
2017-07-28Rep. McCaul, Michael T. [R-TX-10]H.R. 3548Border Security for America Act of 2017Steps up border enforcement/militarization and exempts these activities from CAAPlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 471.
2017-07-21Rep. Calvert, Ken [R-CA-42]H.R. 3354Interior and Environment, Agriculture and Rural Development, Commerce, Justice, Science, Financial Services and General Government, Homeland Security, Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, State and Foreign Operations, Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, Defense, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, Legislative Branch, and Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2018House appropriatons bill - prohibits use of funds to regulate GHG emissions from livestock production ; sets lengthy deadlines (2024 and later) for state implementation of NAAQS for ozone ; prohibits use of funds to enforce Sec. 115 of CAA (international air pollution)Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 230.
2017-07-13Sen. Paul, Rand [R-KY]S. 1551Economic Freedom Zones Act of 2017Creates Economic Freedom Zones (areas of high poverty) that are exempt from part D of CAA (nonattainment plans)Currently being considered
2017-06-29Rep. Griffith, H. Morgan [R-VA-9]H.R. 3128To amend section 111 of the Clean Air Act to clarify when a physical change in, or change in the method of operation of, a stationary source constitutes a modification, and for other purposes.Defines an increase in pollutant emissions resulting from a change to a power plant as relative to the rate under the ORIGINAL DESIGN of the plant, not just the recent emissions rates of the plant. Currently being considered
2017-06-29Rep. Jenkins, Evan H. [R-WV-3]H.R. 3117Transparency and Honesty in Energy Regulations Act of 2017Prohibits EPA from using social cost of carbon in any CBA, imposes discount rates, excludes global impactsOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 18 - 15.
2017-06-29Sen. Lankford, James [R-OK]S. 1512Transparency and Honesty in Energy Regulations Act of 2017Prohibits EPA from using social cost of carbon in any CBA, imposes discount rates, excludes global impactsCurrently being considered
2017-06-29Rep. Griffith, H. Morgan [R-VA-9]H.R. 3127To amend section 111 of the Clean Air Act to exclude energy efficiency projects, pollution control projects, and reliability projects from the definition of a modification.Excludes energy efficiency projects, pollution control projects, and reliability projects from definition of 'modification' to a plant -- but definition of efficiency project allows for some increase in pollutants besides CO2 (as long as below permitted rate); and definitions of poll'n control and reliability projects does not mandate actual abatement of poll'n and actual reliability improvements...seems that only intent matters. Currently being considered
2017-05-23Sen. Hatch, Orrin G. [R-UT]S. 1203A bill to require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to establish a program under which the Administrator shall defer the designation of an area as a nonattainment area for purposes of the 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard if the area achieves and maintains certain standards under a voluntary early action compact plan.Provides for deferment of 'nonattainment' designation for ozone NAAQS if state submits an 'early action compact plan,' which is voluntary and has less teethCurrently being considered
2017-05-16Rep. Rothfus, Keith J. [R-PA-12]H.R. 2438Fighting Against Imbalanced Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017Prohibits Admin from enforcing CO2 emission standards unless EPA can show that enough other countries (accounting for 80% of global, non-US emissions) are enforcing standards at least as stringent as CAA rules Currently being considered
2017-04-05Sen. Wicker, Roger F. [R-MS]S. 839Blocking Regulatory Interference from Closing Kilns Act of 2017Allow for judicial review of any new NESHAP standards for brick and structural clay manufacturingCurrently being considered
2017-04-05Rep. Johnson, Bill [R-OH-6]H.R. 1917Blocking Regulatory Interference from Closing Kilns Act of 2017Allow for judicial review of any new NESHAP standards for brick and structural clay manufacturingCurrently being considered
2017-04-04Rep. LaMalfa, Doug [R-CA-1]H.R. 1891Safe Agriculture Production Act of 2017Amends Plant Protection Act to allow for limited use of methyl bromide as pesticide (depletes ozone)Currently being considered
2017-03-20Rep. Royce, Edward R. [R-CA-39]H.R. 1625Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018Prohibits regulation of GHG emissions from livestock production or manure management, requires EPA/DOE/UDSA to acknowledge carbon neutrality of forest biomass, limits applicability of Supplemental Guidelines for High Carbon Intensity Projects of Export-Import BankBecame Public Law No: 115-141.
2017-03-13Rep. Smith, Jason [R-MO-8]H.R. 1525Stop Taxpayer Funded Settlements ActProhibits federal officials from using federal funds for legal fees in settlements under CAA, CWA, and ESACurrently being considered
2017-03-13Sen. Lee, Mike [R-UT]S.J.Res. 38A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to "Approval, Disapproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Partial Approval and Partial Disapproval of Air Quality Implementation Plans and Federal Implementation Plan; Utah; Revisions to Regional Haze State Implementation Plan; Federal Implementation Plan for Regional Haze".Disapproves July 2016 EPA rule partially approving and partially disapproving Utah SIP revision for regional haze program and promulgating a FIP for regional hazeCurrently being considered
2017-03-10Rep. Chaffetz, Jason [R-UT-3]H.J.Res. 87Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to "Approval, Disapproval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Partial Approval and Partial Disapproval of Air Quality Implementation Plans and Federal Implementation Plan; Utah; Revisions to Regional Haze State Implementation Plan; Federal Implementation Plan for Regional Haze".Disapproves July 2016 EPA rule partially approving and partially disapproving Utah SIP revision for regional haze program and promulgating a FIP for regional hazeCurrently being considered
2017-03-02Sen. Inhofe, James M. [R-OK]S.J.Res. 28A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency relating to accidental release prevention requirements of risk management programs under the Clean Air Act.Disapproves of EPA rule to strengthen accidental release prevention requirementsCurrently being considered
2017-03-02Rep. Goodlatte, Bob [R-VA-6]H.R. 1315RFS Reform Act of 2017Prohibits use of corn-based ethanol in renewable fuel ; decreases applicable volumes of renewable fuel in gasoline for 2017-2022 ; requires EPA to base future biofuel levels on actual production levels during current year ; in event of shortage of cellulosic biofuel, requires EPA to reduce applicable volume of ALL renewable fuels by volume of C.B.F. shortage (!) ; prohibits commerce in gasoline with more than 15% ethanolCurrently being considered
2017-03-02Sen. Fischer, Deb [R-NE]S. 517Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice ActExtends Reid vapor pressure requirement waiver for E10 gasoline to gasoline blended with more than 10% ethanolCommittee on Environment and Public Works. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 115-71.
2017-03-02Rep. Smith, Adrian [R-NE-3]H.R. 1311Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice ActExtends Reid vapor pressure requirement waiver for E10 gasoline to gasoline blended with more than 10% ethanolCurrently being considered
2017-03-02Rep. Goodlatte, Bob [R-VA-6]H.R. 1314Renewable Fuel Standard Elimination ActRepeals EPA renewable fuel standard programCurrently being considered
2017-03-02Rep. Schweikert, David [R-AZ-6]H.R. 1355Crowd Sourcing of Environmental Data Act of 2017Allows states flexibility to increase number of air quality sensors ; prohibits EPA from enforcing a certain method of monitoring (unless state acting in bad faith) ; requires EPA to allow states to base determinations of success in meeting standards on data gathered from their chosen method of monitoringCurrently being considered
2017-02-27Sen. Flake, Jeff [R-AZ]S. 454Commonsense Legislative Exceptional Events Reforms Act of 2017Allows 'exceptional event' in air quality monitoring to include meteorological events, also requires EPA Admin to 'accord susbtantial deference' to state findings on exceptional eventCurrently being considered
2017-02-27Sen. Flake, Jeff [R-AZ]S. 452ORDEAL Act of 2017Lengthens intervals of NAAQS review/revision from 5 to 10 yrs ; eliminates EPA authority to revise ozone standards earlier/more often than mandated ; delays EPA enforcement of NAAQS for ozone until 2025 and requires new rulemaking then ; also delays scientific review of NAAQS & air quality criteria until 2025 and increases review cycle from 5 to 10 yrs.Committee on Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety. Hearings held. With printed Hearing: S.Hrg. 115-103.
2017-02-16Rep. Rothfus, Keith J. [R-PA-12]H.R. 1119SENSE ActAllows coal refuse-fired power plants to choose to comply with either SO2 or HCl limitationsCurrently being considered
2017-02-07Rep. Johnson, Sam [R-TX-3]H.R. 958Wasteful EPA Programs Elimination Act of 2017Eliminates all EPA grant programs ; prohibits new ozone standards ; prohibits regulation of greenhouse gases ; prohibits climate research ; closes the national clean diesel campaign and EPA env. justice programs ; eliminates regional offices ; requires EPA to give up any underutilized space ; the earth is flat ; up is downCurrently being considered
2017-02-07Sen. Inhofe, James M. [R-OK]S. 334Fracturing Regulations are Effective in State Hands ActPlaces authority to regulate fracking exclusively in state handsCurrently being considered
2017-02-07Rep. Gohmert, Louie [R-TX-1]H.R. 928Fracturing Regulations are Effective in State Hands ActPlaces authority to regulate fracking exclusively in state handsCurrently being considered
2017-02-03Sen. Toomey, Pat [R-PA]S.J.Res. 21A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to Cross-State Air Pollution Rule Update for the 2008 Ozone NAAQS.Nullifies Oct. 2016 EPA Cross-State Air Pollution Rule UpdateCurrently being considered
2017-02-01Sen. Capito, Shelley Moore [R-WV]S. 263Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017Delays implementation of ozone NAAQS from 2015 (state designations by 10/2024, EPA designation of attainment/nonattainment by 10/25, and SIPs by 10/26) ; changes review cycle for NAAQS from 5 to 10 yrs ; appears to exempt 'extreme' areas from contingency measures (unclear - see section (e)) ; allows for consideration of economic feasiblity in SIPs ; allows Admin to approve SIPs for Extreme Areas that rely on not-yet-developed future technologiesCurrently being considered
2017-02-01Rep. Olson, Pete [R-TX-22]H.R. 806Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017Delays implementation of ozone NAAQS from 2015 (state designations by 10/2024, EPA designation of attainment/nonattainment by 10/25, and SIPs by 10/26) ; changes review cycle for NAAQS from 5 to 10 yrs ; exempts 'extreme' areas from contingency measures in nonattainment plans ; allows for consideration of economic feasiblity in SIPs ; allows Admin to approve SIPs for Extreme Areas that rely on not-yet-developed future technologies ; redefines 'exceptional events' to include stagnant air masses ; requires EPA to consider foreign emissions & atmospheric ozone in rules/guidelines for implementation of 2015 NAAQS ; gives more freedom for states to get exemptions from attainment of standardsCurrently being considered
2017-02-01Rep. Mullin, Markwayne [R-OK-2]H.J.Res. 59Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to "Accidental Release Prevention Requirements: Risk Management Programs under the Clean Air Act".Disapproves of EPA rule to strengthen accidental release prevention requirementsCurrently being considered
2017-01-31Rep. Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [R-WI-5]H.R. 777To provide for a comprehensive assessment of the scientific and technical research on the implications of the use of mid-level ethanol blends, and for other purposes.Directs EPA Office of Research and Development to conduct study of effects of mid-level ethanol blendsCurrently being considered
2017-01-24Sen. Burr, Richard [R-NC]S. 203RPM Act of 2017Excludes motor vehicles used only for competition (i.e. racecars) from CAACommittee on Environment and Public Works Senate Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety. Hearings held. With printed Hearing: S.Hrg. 115-127.
2017-01-24Rep. Palmer, Gary J. [R-AL-6]H.R. 637Stopping EPA Overreach Act of 2017Removes GHGs from scope of CAA ; prohibits regulation of climate change under CAA, CWA, NEPA, ESA, or SWDA ; prohibits any EPA rule, on any topic, that has an expected negative impact on employment Currently being considered
2017-01-11Rep. Peterson, Collin C. [D-MN-7]H.R. 453Relief from New Source Performance Standards Act of 2017Extends by 3 years the compliance deadline (under 80 Fed. Reg. 13672) for manufacturers, owners, and operators of new reidential wood heatersPlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 378.
2017-01-06Rep. McHenry, Patrick T. [R-NC-10]H.R. 350RPM Act of 2017Excludes motor vehicles used only for competition (i.e. racecars) from CAAOrdered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 33 - 20.
2017-01-06Rep. Perry, Scott [R-PA-4]H.J.Res. 22Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to "Oil and Natural Gas Sector: Emission Standards for New, Reconstructed, and Modified Sources".Disapproves June 2016 EPA updates to new source performance standards (NSPS) and new standards for GHGs and VOCs for oil and gas sectorsCurrently being considered
2017-01-04Rep. Cook, Paul [R-CA-8]H.R. 244Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017FINAL appropriations bill - prohibits regulation of GHG emissions from livestock production or manure management systems ; Sec. 428 requires EPA to promote biomass as an 'energy solution,' treat it as carbon neutral, and encourage private investment thereinBecame Public Law No: 115-31.
2017-01-03Rep. Burgess, Michael C. [R-TX-26]H.R. 119LEVEL ActReduces volume of renewable fuel in gasoline to 7.5 bn gallons for 2017-2022; locks in this volume for every year after 2022; prohibits EPA from allowing trade of gasoline above 10% ethanol that wasn't already approved under renewable fuel program. Also revokes requirement that EPA ensure renewable fuels emit less CO2 than conventional gasoline and removes distinction between various types of biofuels.Currently being considered
2016-12-06Sen. Lankford, James [R-OK]S. 3508Transparency and Honesty in Energy Regulations Act of 2016Same as H.R. 5668 - Prohibits EPA from using social cost of carbon or methane in any cost-benefit analysis (similar to S. 1512 from 2017-18 but less comprehensive)Currently being considered
2016-07-13Rep. Weber, Randy K., Sr. [R-TX-14]H.Amdt. 1378Amendment prohibits the use of funds by EPA in contravention of the Clean Air Act provision requiring EPA to evaluate the impact of its actions with respect to jobs in America.Amends appropriations to prohibit use of funds for any EPA action without studying potential employment impacts (under sec. 321(a) of CAA)On agreeing to the Weber (TX) amendment (A098) Agreed to by voice vote.
2016-07-13Rep. Perry, Scott [R-PA-4]H.Amdt. 1347 At the end of the bill (before the short title), insert the following: SEC. __. None of the funds made available by this Act shall be used to give formal notification under, or prepare, propose, implement, administer, or enforce any rule or recommendation pursuant to, section 115 of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7415).Amends appropriations to prohibit use of funds to enforce sec. 115 of CAA (international air poll'n) (see H. Amdt. 359 from 2017-18On agreeing to the Perry amendment (A067) Agreed to by voice vote.
2016-07-13Rep. Pompeo, Mike [R-KS-4]H.Amdt. 1348 At the end of the bill (before the short title), insert the following: SEC. __. None of the funds made available by this Act may be used to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the proposed rule entitled "Accidental Release Prevention Requirements: Risk Management Programs Under the Clean Air Act" published by the Environmental Protection Agency in the Federal Register on March 14, 2016 (81 Fed. Reg. 13638 et seq.).Amends appropriations to prohibit use of funds tp implement EPA rule (03/14/2016) on risk management programs for accidental release preventionOn agreeing to the Pompeo amendment (A068) Agreed to by voice vote.
2016-07-13Rep. Smith, Jason [R-MO-8]H.Amdt. 1353Amendment prohibits the use of funds to pay legal fees under any lawsuit settlement regarding a case that arises under the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Endangered Species Act.Amends appropriations to prohibit use of funds to pay legal fees for any settlement arising under CAA, ESA, or CWA (similar to H.Amdt. 367 from 2017-18)On agreeing to the Smith (MO) amendment (A073) Agreed to by recorded vote: 226 - 202 (Roll no. 459).
2016-07-13Rep. Loudermilk, Barry [R-GA-11]H.Amdt. 1334 At the end of the bill (before the short title), insert the following: SEC.__. None of the funds made available by this Act may be used to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the proposed rule entitled "Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium-and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles-Phase 2" published by the Environmental Protection Agency in the Federal Register on July 13, 2015 (80 Fed. Reg. 40138 et seq.), with respect to trailers.Amends appropriations to prohibit use of funds to regulate trailers under CAAOn agreeing to the Loudermilk amendment (A055) Agreed to by voice vote.
2016-07-13Rep. Jenkins, Evan H. [R-WV-3]H.Amdt. 1328 At the end of the bill (before the short title), insert the following: SEC.___. None of the funds made available by this Act may be used by the Environmental Protection Agency to develop, finalize, promulgate, implement, administer, or enforce any rule under section 112 of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7412) that applies to glass manufacturers that do not use continuous furnaces.Amends appropriations to exempt glass manufacturers that do not use continuous furnaces from regulation under sec. 112 of CAAOn agreeing to the Jenkins (WV) amendment (A049) Agreed to by voice vote.
2016-07-13Sen. Heitkamp, Heidi [D-ND]S. 3179Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage ActExpands and increases tax credits for carbon sequestration, but only requires capture of 25,000 tons CO2 per 500,000 emitted, and allows captured CO2 to be used for tertiary injection -- sketchy technology + moral hazard to keep burning FFsCurrently being considered
2016-07-07Rep. Jenkins, Evan H. [R-WV-3]H.R. 5668Transparency and Honesty in Energy Regulations Act of 2016Prohibits EPA from using social cost of carbon or methane in any cost-benefit analysis (similar to H.R. 5668 from 2017-18 but less comprehensive)Currently being considered
2016-06-21Rep. Calvert, Ken [R-CA-42]H.R. 5538Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017Amends appropriations by prohibiting regulation of GHGs from livestock production ; prevents redesignation of any HFC as unacceptable under SNAP program for ozone protection ; prohibits regulation of methane emissions from oil/gas sector ; exempts noncontinuous glassmaking furnaces from HAP rules ; prevents consideration of foreign impacts of US air pollutants ; prevents use of funds for legal fees in any settlement involing fed. govt. under CAA, CWA, or ESA ; requires EPA to evaluate employment impacts of actionsCurrently being considered
2016-06-16Sen. Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK]S. 3068Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017Amends appropriations to prohibit regulation of GHGs from livestock production ; prohibits federally-imposed implementation plans ; imposes strict conditions on EPA ability to regulate carbon emissons from forest biomassPlaced on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 521.
2016-04-28Sen. Capito, Shelley Moore [R-WV]S. 2882Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2016Delays implementation of ozone NAAQS from 2015 (state designations by 10/2024, EPA designation of attainment/nonattainment by 10/25, and SIPs by 10/26) ; changes review cycle for NAAQS from 5 to 10 yrs ; appears to exempt 'extreme' areas from contingency measures (unclear - see section 3(e)) ; allows for consideration of economic feasiblity in SIPs (Capito introduces a similar bill - S. 263 - in 2017-18) Currently being considered
2016-04-28Sen. Warner, Mark R. [D-VA]S. 2875Reports Reduction Act of 2016Removes several reporting requirements under CAA and related laws, including EPA task force report on acid precipitation, Sec. of Energy report on voluntary industrial energy savings, EPA monitoring/reporting of ozone depletion and consumption of ozone depletors, Sec. of State report on GHG emissions from developing countries, environmental reviews by Multilateral Development Banks, and moreCurrently being considered
2016-03-23Rep. Price, Tom [R-GA-6]H.Con.Res. 125Establishing the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2017 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2018 through 2026.Finds that highest regulatory costs come from EPA rules including ozone regulations under CAA ; castigates regulations on coal as job-killing and costlyPlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 356.
2016-03-17Rep. Olson, Pete [R-TX-22]H.R. 4775Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2016Delays implementation of ozone NAAQS from 2015 (state designations by 10/2024, EPA designation of attainment/nonattainment by 10/25, and SIPs by 10/26) ; changes review cycle for NAAQS from 5 to 10 yrs ; appears to exempt 'extreme' areas from contingency measures (unclear - see section 3(e)) ; allows for consideration of economic feasiblity in SIPs (Olson introduces a similar bill - H.R. 806 - in 2017-18) Currently being considered
2016-03-09Sen. Burr, Richard [R-NC]S. 2659RPM Act of 2016Allows modification of vehicle air emission controls if vehicle used solely for competition (see H.R. 350 from 2017-18)Currently being considered
2016-03-07Rep. McHenry, Patrick T. [R-NC-10]H.R. 4715RPM Act of 2016Allows modification of vehicle air emission controls if vehicle used solely for competition (see H.R. 350 from 2017-18)Currently being considered
2016-02-12Rep. Johnson, Bill [R-OH-6]H.R. 4557Blocking Regulatory Interference from Closing Kilns Act of 2016Prohibits EPA from enforcing emissions rules for hazardous air pollutants for brick & clay manufacturers until judicial review completeCurrently being considered
2016-02-11Rep. Perry, Scott [R-PA-4]H.R. 4544Energy Sovereignty ActRepeals section 115 of CAA, which requires EPA and states to account for effects of pollution on foreign countries (see H.R. 4994 from 2017-18) Currently being considered
2016-01-12Rep. Buck, Ken [R-CO-4]H.R. 4371Article I Consolidated Appropriations Amendments, 2016Amends appropriations by preventing use of funds to pay legal fees for settlements under CAA, CWA, or ESA ; prevents GHG regulation ; prevents lowering of ozone NAAQS until 85% of nonattainment areas comply ; prohibits use of social cost of carbon ; prevents redesignation of any HFC as unacceptable under EPA SNAP program Currently being considered
2015-12-16Rep. Olson, Pete [R-TX-22]H.R. 4265Clean Air Implementation Act of 2015Extends review cycle for NAAQS to 8 years ; allows EPA to take into account technological feasibility ; delays implementation of 2015 ozone NAAQS until EPA issues report on impact of foreign air pollution on NAAQS complianceCurrently being considered
2015-12-15Rep. Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [R-WI-5]H.R. 4259To prohibit the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from establishing, implementing, or enforcing any limit on the aggregate emissions of carbon dioxide from a State or any category or subcategory of sources within a State.Prohibits EPA from enforcing any limit on aggregate carbon emissions from a state or any category of sources within a stateCurrently being considered
2015-12-10Sen. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT]S. 2391American Clean Energy Investment Act of 2015Title I expands and locks in tax credits for (some legitimate, some biofuel) clean energy production; Title II locks in tax deductions for efficiency improvements ; Title III extends and creates new tax credits for biofuel development (bad) Currently being considered
2015-12-03Rep. Rothfus, Keith J. [R-PA-12]H.R. 4169Fighting Against Imbalanced Regulatory Burdens Act of 2015Prohibits Admin from enforcing CO2 emission standards unless EPA can show that enough other countries (accounting for 80% of global, non-US emissions) are enforcing standards at least as stringent as CAA rules (see H.R. 2438 from 2017-18)Currently being considered
2015-12-03Rep. Noem, Kristi L. [R-SD-At Large]H.R. 4181Biodiesel Tax Incentive Reform and Extension Act of 2015$1 tax credit for each gal of biodiesel or renewable diesel, income tax credits for small biodiesel producersCurrently being considered
2015-11-17Rep. Fleming, John [R-LA-4]H.R. 4037Keeping Oil and Natural Gas Flowing for Consumers ActProhibits EPA from regulating methane emissions from oil or natural gas productionCurrently being considered
2015-11-16Rep. Flores, Bill [R-TX-17]H.R. 4000Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard Deadline Harmonization Act of 2015Delays implementation of ozone NAAQS from 2015 (state designations by 10/2024, EPA designation of attainment/nonattainment by 10/25, and SIPs by 10/26) ; changes review cycle for NAAQS from 5 to 10 yrs (similar to H.R. 806 from 2017-18) Currently being considered
2015-11-03Rep. Palmer, Gary J. [R-AL-6]H.R. 3880Stopping EPA Overreach Act of 2015Amends CAA to exclude CO2, water vapor, methane, HFCs, PFCs, SF6 from definition of air pollutant ; deauthorizes regulation of climate change ; nullifes certain GHG rules ; prohibits any EPA regulation that would have negative impact on employment Currently being considered
2015-10-26Sen. McConnell, Mitch [R-KY]S.J.Res. 23A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to "Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New, Modified, and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units".Disapproves EPA rule "Standards of Performance for GHG Emissions from New, Modified, and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units" (passed both houses but vetoed) Veto message received in Senate. Ordered held at the desk.
2015-10-26Rep. Whitfield, Ed [R-KY-1]H.J.Res. 71Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to "Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New, Modified, and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units".Disapproves EPA rule "Standards of Performance for GHG Emissions from New, Modified, and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units" Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 266.
2015-10-22Rep. Rothfus, Keith J. [R-PA-12]H.R. 3797SENSE ActAllows coal refuse-fired power plants to choose to comply with either SO2 or HCl limitations (see H.R. 1119 from 2017-18)Currently being considered
2015-10-08Rep. LaMalfa, Doug [R-CA-1]H.R. 3710Safe Agriculture Production Act of 2015Provides for emergency agricultural use of methyl bromideCurrently being considered
2015-10-05Sen. Cochran, Thad [R-MS]S. 2132An Act Making Appropriations to Stop Regulatory Excess and for Other Purposes, 2016Amends appropriations to prohibit regulation of GHGs from livestock production ; prohibits use of funds to enforce 2014 EPA guidelines for stationary-source carbon emissions ; requires EPA to regulate forest biomass as carbon-neutralCurrently being considered
2015-10-02Rep. Guthrie, Brett [R-KY-2]H.R. 3682Reducing Employer Burdens, Unleashing Innovation, and Labor Development Act of 2015Prevents EPA from issuing regulations on GHG output from new fossil plants without analyzing employment & pricing effects ; nullifies existing performance standards ; mandates new oil/gas leasing in AK, CA, VA, & SC waters ; revises OCS to include all US waters ; orders Interior to hold a lease sale for oil shale Currently being considered
2015-09-29Rep. Ratcliffe, John [R-TX-4]H.J.Res. 68Disapproving a rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to "Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New, Modified, and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units".Disapproves EPA rule "Standards of Performance for GHG Emissions from New, Modified, and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units" Currently being considered
2015-09-28Rep. Poe, Ted [R-TX-2]H.R. 3626Ensuring Affordable Energy ActProhibts use of EPA funds to inpose cap & trade or any regulation on GHG emissionsCurrently being considered
2015-09-28Sen. Cantwell, Maria [D-WA]S. 2089American Energy Innovation ActPromotes renewable development but includes credits for E production by biomass, landfill gas, and hydropower - this is a massive bill with some good parts but still definitively supports burning stuffCurrently being considered
2015-09-24Sen. Hatch, Orrin G. [R-UT]S. 2072A bill to require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to establish a program under which the Administrator shall defer the designation of an area as a nonattainment area for purposes of the 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard if the area achieves and maintains certain standards under a voluntary early action compact plan.Provides for deferment of 'nonattainment' designation for ozone NAAQS if state submits an 'early action compact plan,' which is voluntary and has less teeth (see S. 1203 from 2017-18)Currently being considered
2015-09-09Sen. Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK]S. 2011Offshore Production and Energizing National Security Act of 2015Expands oil/gas leasing on Outer Continental Shelf lands in Gulf of Mexico, inc. Florida, requires implementation of proposed 2017-22 OCS leasing program plus additional leases ; allows states to skip env impact statement if enacts a law allowing leasing ; creates new leasing program in Alaska ; includes Southern Atlantic waters (VA, NC, SC, GA) in 2017-22 OCS leasing programPlaced on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 217.
2015-09-09Sen. Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK]S. 2012North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2016Directs DOE to study emission savings from burning captured methane ; requires Sec. of Energy & Sec. of State to prepare a framework addressing 'best practices for development of unconventional oil and natural gas' ; repeals sec. 103 of Energy Policy and Conservation Act (to allow for crude oil exports) and prohibits any restriction on crude oil exports ; limits civil action on energy projects and requires unsuccessful plaintiffs to cover legal costs to defendantConference held.
2015-09-08Rep. Walorski, Jackie [R-IN-2]H.R. 3454Gas Accessibility and Stabilization Act of 2015Allows EPA to waive fuel mandates if problem with distribution or delivery of additivesCurrently being considered
2015-07-09Rep. Wagner, Ann [R-MO-2]H.R. 3015EPA Regulatory Domestic Benefit Act of 2014Requires EPA to primarily consider domestic benefits (vs. global) in regulation of C02 ; nullifies three 2014 rules on GHG emissionsCurrently being considered
2015-07-08Rep. Grothman, Glenn [R-WI-6]H.Amdt. 647An amendment to prohibit use of funds in the bill to regulate the location of the placement of a monitor of pollutants under the Clean Air Act in any county provided such county has at least one monitor.Amends appropriations to prohibit use of funds to regulate location of pollutant monitors within a county, provided that a county has at least one monitorAmendment (A112) offered by Mr. Grothman. (consideration: CR H4939-4940; text: CR H4939)
2015-07-08Rep. Westmoreland, Lynn A. [R-GA-3]H.Amdt. 633An amendment to prohibit use of funds to pay legal fees pursuant to a settlement in any case, in which the Federal Government is a party, that arises under the Clean Air Act, the Federal Water Pollution Control Act or the Endangered Species Act.Amends appropriations to prohibit use of funds to pay legal fees for any settlement arising under CAA, ESA, or CWA (similar to H.Amdt. 367 from 2017-18)Amendment (A103) offered by Mr. Westmoreland. (consideration: CR 7/07/2015 H4852-4853; text: CR 7/07/2015 H4852)
2015-07-07Rep. Weber, Randy K., Sr. [R-TX-14]H.Amdt. 619Amendment prohibits use of funds by EPA to act in contravention of the Clean Air Act and requires EPA to evaluate the impact of its actions with respect to jobs in America.Amends appropriations to prohibit use of funds for any EPA action without studying potential employment impacts (under sec. 321(a) of CAA)On agreeing to the Weber (TX) amendment (A089) Agreed to by voice vote.
2015-06-23Rep. Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [R-WI-5]H.R. 2864To prohibit the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from extending the renewable fuel program past 2022 if the Administrator waives applicable volume requirements in prior years.Prohibits EPA from extending renewable fuel program past 2022 if Admin waives 20% of applicable volume requirement for 2 straight years, or 50% in one yearCurrently being considered
2015-06-23Sen. Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK]S. 1645Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016Amends appropriations to prohibit regulation of GHGs from livestock production ; prohibits federally-imposed implementation plans ; directs EPA admin to regulate forest biomass on principle that it is carbon-neutral ; delays lowering NAAQS for ozone until 85% of nonattainment counties comply with old standardPlaced on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 126.
2015-06-18Rep. Marino, Tom [R-PA-10]H.R. 2834To enact certain laws relating to the environment as title 55, United States Code, "Environment".Supposed to consolidate several major enviromental laws, but includes the House version of CAA sec. 111(d) which apparently limits regulation of power plants to mercury only. Ordered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 20 - 13.
2015-06-18Rep. Calvert, Ken [R-CA-42]H.R. 2822Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016Amends appropriations by prohibiting regulation of GHGs from livestock production ; prevents redesignation of any HFC as unacceptable under SNAP program for ozone protection ; prevents consideration of foreign impacts of US air pollutants ; prohibits establishing emissions standards for fossil fuel plants ; directs EPA admin to regulate forest biomass on principle that it is carbon-neutral ; delays lowering NAAQS for ozone until 85% of nonattainment counties comply with old standard ; prevents use of social cost of carbon in any regulation until IWG revises SCC estimates w/ discount rates and domestic-only limitationCommittee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2822 as unfinished business.
2015-06-16Rep. Grothman, Glenn [R-WI-6]H.R. 2792Manufacturers First Act of 2015Locks in current NAAQS and prohibits revisionCurrently being considered
2015-06-16Sen. Cassidy, Bill [R-LA]S. 1584Renewable Fuel Standard Repeal ActRepeals RFS + requirements for assesment of impacts thereofCurrently being considered
2015-06-10Sen. Lee, Mike [R-UT]S. 1541Transportation Empowerment ActEliminates environmental mitigation projects from eligibility for surface transportation program assistance ; reduces excise taxes on petrol products ; repeals congestion mitigation and air quality improvement programCurrently being considered
2015-06-10Rep. DeSantis, Ron [R-FL-6]H.R. 2716Transportation Empowerment ActEliminates environmental mitigation projects from eligibility for surface transportation program assistance ; reduces excise taxes on petrol products ; repeals congestion mitigation and air quality improvement programCurrently being considered
2015-06-04Rep. Mullin, Markwayne [R-OK-2]H.R. 2675Low Volume Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Act of 2015Authorizes installation of emissions-compliant engine in replica or small-batch vehicles, but exempts these from emission control inspection/certification under CAA sec. 110 and 206Currently being considered
2015-06-03Rep. Kelly, Mike [R-PA-3]H.R. 2637Protecting Jobs, Families, and the Economy From EPA Overreach ActAmends CAA to prohibit regulation limiting CO2 emissions from power plants if it will result in loss of employment, GDP, or reliability, or will increase electricity ratesCurrently being considered
2015-05-21Rep. Stefanik, Elise M. [R-NY-21]H.R. 2560Common Sense Waiver Act of 2015Allows EPA to waive emission standards for asbestos for building demolitions if building is condemned and structurally unsoundCurrently being considered
2015-05-21Rep. Scalise, Steve [R-LA-1]H.R. 2557Promoting New Manufacturing ActRequires EPA to report on website various data on issuance of major source permits ; must submit annual report on efforts to expedite review of preconstruction permitsCurrently being considered
2015-05-21Sen. Capito, Shelley Moore [R-WV]S. 1425Promoting New Manufacturing ActRequires EPA to report on website various data on issuance of major source permits ; must submit annual report on efforts to expedite review of preconstruction permitsCurrently being considered
2015-05-19Rep. Dold, Robert J. [R-IL-10]H.R. 2418Fuel Choice for American Prosperity and Security Act of 2015Gives a 4 mpg bonus to avg fuel economy of manufacturers of 'fuel choice enabling' vehicles - still promotes burning stuffCurrently being considered
2015-05-13Sen. Capito, Shelley Moore [R-WV]S. 1324Affordable Reliable Electricity Now Act of 2015Imposes a bunch of conditions on EPA's power to regulate carbon emissions ; releases states from implementation plans if proposed plan would hurt employment, reliability, or ratesPlaced on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 283.
2015-05-12Sen. Heitkamp, Heidi [D-ND]S. 1293A bill to establish the Department of Energy as the lead agency for coordinating all requirements under Federal law with respect to eligible clean coal and advanced coal technology generating projects, and for other purposes.Puts DOE in charge of enforcing CAA, CWA, NEPA, SDWA as they pertain to 'clean coal' Currently being considered
2015-05-11Sen. Cassidy, Bill [R-LA]S. 1276Offshore Energy and Jobs Act of 2015Expands oil/gas leasing on Outer Continental Shelf lands in Gulf of Mexico, inc. Florida, requires implementation of proposed 2017-22 OCS leasing program plus additional leases ; limits judicial review/appeals and scope of env. impact statements for proposed leases ; allows states to skip env impact statement if enacts a law allowing leasingCurrently being considered
2015-05-07Sen. Donnelly, Joe [D-IN]S. 1239A bill to amend the Clean Air Act with respect to the ethanol waiver for the Reid vapor pressure limitations under that Act.Extends Reid vapor pressure requirement waiver for E10 gasoline to gasoline blended with more than 10% ethanol (see S. 517 from 2017-18)Currently being considered
2015-04-29Rep. Johnson, Sam [R-TX-3]H.R. 2111Wasteful EPA Programs Elimination Act of 2015Eliminates all EPA grant programs ; removes federal funding for EPA ozone standards, GHG emissions standards, environmental justice programs, and more ; also requires EPA to shutter its field officesCurrently being considered
2015-04-28Rep. Whitfield, Ed [R-KY-1]H.R. 2042Ratepayer Protection Act of 2015Delays enforcement of certain EPA rules on carbon pollution ; requires EPA to treat hydropower as renewable energyCurrently being considered
2015-04-24Rep. Dent, Charles W. [R-PA-15]H.R. 2029Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016Prohibits regulation of carbon from livestock/manure; provides funds for fossil plants that utilize carbon sequestration; prohibits enforcement of Supplemental Guidelines for High Carbon Intensity Projects by Export-Import Bank if they would effectively prohibit a coal-fired or other power project ; extends credits for biofuels/biodiesel/renewable dieselBecame Public Law No: 114-113.
2015-04-23Rep. Walberg, Tim [R-MI-7]H.R. 1993Flexibility to Farm ActAllows governors to issue exemptions from federal env laws to farmers adversely affected by them ; includes CWA and provisions of CAA not related to fossil fuel combustionCurrently being considered
2015-04-22Rep. Blum, Rod [R-IA-1]H.R. 1944Fuel Choice and Deregulation Act of 2015Prohibits EPA from controlling biomass fuel in vehicles ; gives an average fuel economy boost of 8 mpg to manufacturers of fuel choice vehicles ; protections for aftermarket engine modifications ; allows for high ethanol blends w/ Reid vapor pressure waiverCurrently being considered
2015-04-13Rep. Smith, Adrian [R-NE-3]H.R. 1736To amend the Clean Air Act with respect to the ethanol waiver for the Reid vapor pressure limitations under such Act.Extends Reid vapor pressure requirement waiver for E10 gasoline to gasoline blended with more than 10% ethanol (see H.R. 1311 from 2017-18)Currently being considered
2015-03-26Sen. Paul, Rand [R-KY]S. 889Fuel Choice and Deregulation Act of 2015Prohibits EPA from controlling biomass fuel in vehicles ; gives an average fuel economy boost of 8 mpg to manufacturers of fuel choice vehicles ; protections for aftermarket engine modifications ; allows for high ethanol blends w/ Reid vapor pressure waiverCurrently being considered
2015-03-19Rep. Bridenstine, Jim [R-OK-1]H.R. 1487American Energy Renaissance Act of 2015Promotes drilling in Arctic Nat'l Wildlife Refuge, National Petrol Reserve in Alaska, and most OCS waters as well as BLM lands out West ; grants states sole authority to regulate fracking ; prohibits award of legal fees to any NGO that interferes ; repeals limitations on crude oil exports ; exempts itself from NEPA ; excludes GHGs from air pollutant definition ; deauthorizes regulation of climate change under CAA, CWA, NEPA, ESA, or SWDA ; voids EPA rules on GHG emissons ; requires analysis of employment impacts of any EPA rule ; and much more. Currently being considered
2015-03-19Sen. Inhofe, James M. [R-OK]S. 828Fracturing Regulations are Effective in State Hands ActGives states sole authority to regulate frackingCurrently being considered
2015-03-18Sen. Cruz, Ted [R-TX]S. 791American Energy Renaissance Act of 2015Promotes drilling in Arctic Nat'l Wildlife Refuge, National Petrol Reserve in Alaska, and most OCS waters as well as BLM lands out West ; grants states sole authority to regulate fracking ; prohibits award of legal fees to any NGO that interferes ; repeals limitations on crude oil exports ; exempts itself from NEPA ; excludes GHGs from air pollutant definition ; deauthorizes regulation of climate change under CAA, CWA, NEPA, ESA, or SWDA ; voids EPA rules on GHG emissons ; requires analysis of employment impacts of any EPA rule ; and much more. Currently being considered
2015-03-18Sen. Paul, Rand [R-KY]S. 790Economic Freedom Zones Act of 2015Creates Economic Freedom Zones (areas of high poverty) that are exempt from part D of CAA (nonattainment plans) (see S. 1551 from 2017-18)Currently being considered
2015-03-04Rep. Salmon, Matt [R-AZ-5]H.R. 1327ORDEAL Act of 2015Lengthens intervals of NAAQS review/revision from 5 to 10 yrs ; eliminates EPA authority to revise ozone standards earlier/more often than mandated ; lengthens scientific review cycle from 5 to 10 ; delays review and revision of current standards until 2019 (see S. 452 from 2017-18)Currently being considered
2015-03-04Rep. Olson, Pete [R-TX-22]H.R. 1320Commonsense Legislative Exceptional Events Reforms Act of 2015Revises requirements for 'exceptional event' for NAAQS to give substantial deference to states' findings and to minimize EPA discretion (similar to S. 454 from 2017-18)Currently being considered
2015-03-03Sen. Flake, Jeff [R-AZ]S. 638Commonsense Legislative Exceptional Events Reforms Act of 2015Revises requirements for 'exceptional event' for NAAQS to give substantial deference to states' findings and to minimize EPA discretion (similar to S. 454 from 2017-18)Currently being considered
2015-03-03Sen. Flake, Jeff [R-AZ]S. 640ORDEAL Act of 2015Lengthens intervals of NAAQS review/revision from 5 to 10 yrs ; eliminates EPA authority to revise ozone standards earlier/more often than mandated ; lengthens scientific review cycle from 5 to 10 ; delays review and revision of current standards until 2019 (see S. 452 from 2017-18)Currently being considered
2015-02-26Sen. Heitkamp, Heidi [D-ND]S. 601ACCTION Act of 2015Orders DOE to create program to implement large-scale carbon capture ; provides federal incentives for private investment in clean coal and clean coal bonds ; expedites federal review of clean coal generation projectsCurrently being considered
2015-02-26Sen. Toomey, Pat [R-PA]S. 577Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination Act of 2015Eliminates corn ethanol mandate for renewable fuel standards, leaves requirements for advanced biofuels in placeCurrently being considered
2015-02-24Rep. Mulvaney, Mick [R-SC-5]H.R. 1044To amend the Clean Air Act to modify the application of certain provisions regarding the inclusion of entire metropolitan statistical areas within nonattainment areas, and for other purposes.Amends Clean Air Act so that nonattainment metropolitian statistical areas do not include counties within that are in compliance with NAAQSCurrently being considered
2015-02-04Rep. Goodlatte, Bob [R-VA-6]H.R. 704RFS Reform Act of 2015Prohibits use of corn-based ethanol in renewable fuel ; decreases applicable volumes of renewable fuel in gasoline for 2015-2022 ; requires EPA to base future biofuel levels on actual production levels during current year ; in event of shortage of cellulosic biofuel, requires EPA to reduce applicable volume of ALL renewable fuels by volume of C.B.F. ; prohibits commerce in gasoline with more than 10% ethanol (see H.R. 1315 from 2017-18)Currently being considered
2015-02-04Rep. Goodlatte, Bob [R-VA-6]H.R. 703Renewable Fuel Standard Elimination ActRepeals renewable fuel program (see H.R. 1314 from 2017-18)Currently being considered
2015-02-04Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-15]H.R. 740Clean Vehicles Incentive Act of 2015Tax credits for busineses in nonattainment areas for use of 'clean-fuel' vehicles and 'clean-burning fuel' ; tax credits for hybrids but only within nonattainment areasCurrently being considered
2015-01-21Rep. Burgess, Michael C. [R-TX-26]H.R. 434LEVEL ActReduces volume of renewable fuel in gasoline to 7.5 bn gallons for 2015-2022; locks in this volume for every year after 2022; prohibits EPA from allowing trade of gasoline above 10% ethanol that wasn't already approved under renewable fuel program. Also revokes requirement that EPA ensure renewable fuels emit less CO2 than conventional gasoline and removes distinction between various types of biofuels. (See H.R. 119 from 2017-18)Currently being considered
2015-01-07Sen. Vitter, David [R-LA]S. 88General Duty Clarification Act of 2015Clarifies definition of 'acccidental release' of a hazardous substance, prevents EPA from mandating specific designs/approaches to manufacturing, processing, handling, and storageCurrently being considered