The Environmental Protection Agency is tasked with administering some of our nations most essential environmental laws including the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Safe Water Drinking Act, and a variety of statutes to protect humans from dangerous chemicals such as the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, the Federal Insecticide Fungicide and Rodenticide Act, and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act.

Clean air, water, and an environment are issues that everyone supports. These laws protect people from pollution related health problems and, according to the EPA, have been a good economic investment for the country. However, these bedrock environmental laws are constantly at risk of being weakened by members of Congress who are not acting in the interest of their constituents’ health and welfare.

The 118th Congress has already seen at least 37 attacks on the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act

Top Air, Water, and Climate Enemies

Sen. Shelley Capito (R-WV) – 16 bills
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) – 15 bills
Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) – 12 bills

Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-OH-7) – 13 bills
Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA-10) – 9 bills
Rep. Micheal Burgess (R-TX-26) – 8 bills

Legislative Attacks on the Environmental Protection Agency

Updated November 2023

Date IntroducedSponsorSessionBill #Title of LegislationWhat it Does to the LawProvision Signed Into Law?Law Affected
10/19/2023Sen. Crapo, Mike [R-ID]118thS. 3094Choice in Automobile Retail Sales Act of 2023Same as H.R.4468IntroducedCAA
7/19/2023Sen. Lummis, Cynthia [R-WY]118thS. 2390Small Refinery Relief Act of 2023"To create add'l opportunities for small refineries to generate credits under the Renewable Fuel Program…" small refineries get 1.5x credits for gas blended with ethanol, 2x credits for biodiesel. Downstream corporate affiliates also eligible for increased credit generation."IntroducedCAA
7/12/2023Rep. Fitzpatrick, Brian K. [R-PA-1]118thH.R. 4576Safeguarding Domestic Energy Production and Independence Act of 2023Same as S.2242IntroducedCAA
7/11/2023Sen. Casey, Bob [D-PA]118thS. 2242Safeguarding Domestic Energy Production and Independence Act of 2023"To make available for sale renewable fuel credits… to any person with a renewable volume obligation at a price of not more than $0.20 per credit, subjet to inflation." - No resale of these credits or for use to fulfill biofuel requirementsIntroducedCAA
7/7/2023Sen. Fischer, Deb [R-NE]118thS. 2707Nationwide Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act of 2023Same as H.R. 1608, but for ethanolIntroducedCAA
7/6/2023Rep. Pence, Greg [R-IN-6]118thH.R. 4469No Fuel Credits for Batteries Act of 2023Same as S.1741IntroducedCAA
7/6/2023Rep. Walberg, Tim [R-MI-5]118thH.R. 4468Choice in Automobile Retail Sales Act of 2023Strips EPA of ability to promulgate new rules w/respect to emissions from vehicles - "Choice in Automobile Retail Sales Act of 2023"IntroducedCAA
6/22/2023Sen. Capito, Shelley [R-WV]118thS. 2125National Ambient Air Quality Standardds Immplementationn Act of 2023"To amend the CAA to facilitate efficient state implementation of certain NAAQS…" Re: replacing 5-year review intervals with 10-year, punting all review of particulate matter under §§108/9 until December 2030, and more.IntroducedCAA
6/21/2023Sen. Mullin, Markwayne [R-OK]118thS. 2090Preserving Choice in Vehicle Purchases Act of 2023Same as H.R.1435IntroducedCAA
6/12/2023Sen. Capito, Shelley [R-WV]118thS. 1923POPP Act of 2023EPA is stripped of authority to promulgate/enforce new rules affecting new source performmance standards from certain stationary sources - 'Protect Our Power Plants Act of 2023'IntroducedCAA
6/12/2023Rep. Miller, Carol [R-WV-1]118thH.R. 4038POPP Act of 2023Same as S.1923IntroducedCAA
5/18/2023Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA]118thS. 1741No Fuel Credits for Batteries Act of 2023"To prohibit electric vehicle original equipment manufactureres from participating in the renewable fuel program… (Specifically § 211(o) of CAA)" - literally titled 'No Fuel Credits for Batteries Act of 2023'IntroducedCAA
5/15/2023Rep. Miller-Meeks, Mariannette [R-IA-1]118thH.R. 3337Fuels Parity Act"To amend the CAA to eliminate the renewable fuel standdard advanced biofuel corn starch prohibition, and for other purposes."IntroducedCAA
5/3/2023Sen. Capito, Shelley [R-WV]118thS. 1449RESTART Act"To Revitalize the economy by simplifying timelines and assuring regulatory transparency" = imposing the same New Source review outlined in H.R.165; CWA implications include new navigable waters definition, w/no cosponsoring from DsIntroducedCAA/CWA
4/25/2023Rep. Arrington, Jody [R-TX-19]118thH.R. 2811Limit, Save Grow Act of 2023"Limit, Save, Grow Act" - Relevant portions rehash the 'allowing critical energy resources to utilize flexible air permitting' from H.R.1140Passed HouseCAA/CWA
4/20/2023Rep. Perry, Scott [R-PA-10]118thH.R. 2778Eliminating the RFS and Its Destructive Outcomes Act"Eliminating the RFS and Its Destructive Outcomes Act" - Just removes §211(o) wholesaleIntroducedCAA
3/29/2023Sen. Braun, Mike [R-IN]118thS. 1022Define WOTUS Act of 2023Same as H.R.1556IntroducedCWA
3/28/2023Sen. Thune, John [R-SD]118thS. 997Livestock Regulatory Protection Act of 2023"Prohibits the EPA from issuing permits under the CAA for any CO2, NO2, water vapor, or CH4 emissions resulting from biological processes associated with livestock production."IntroducedCAA
3/22/2023Sen. Kennedy, John [R-LA]118thS. 947Lower Energy Costs ActSame temporary waiver of CAA reqs when national security or energy security demands as in H.R.1140 + natural gas tax repeal + keeping America's refineries act; IntroducedCAA
3/14/2023Sen. Fischer, Deb [R-NE]118thS. 785Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act of 2023Same as H.R.1608IntroducedCAA
3/14/2023Rep. Scalise, Steve [R-LA-1]118thH.R. 1Lower Energy Costs ActSame pieces of H.R.1140 included in the "Lower Energy Costs Act"Passed HouseCAA/CWA
3/14/2023Rep. Smith, Adrian [R-NE-3]118thH.R. 1608Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act of 2023Not sure - basically hinges on whether "Reid Vapor Pressure" is a boon or bust for clean airIntroducedCAA
3/10/2023Rep. Miller, Mary [R-IL-15]118thH.R. 1156Define WOTUS Act of 2023Adopts definitions for WOTUS and 'navigable wtaers' that explicitly excludes intermittent/ephemeral waters, subsurface waters, etc.IntroducedCWA
3/8/2023Rep. Joyce, John [R-PA-13]118thH.R. 1435Preserving Choice in Vehicle Purchases Act"Modifies the waiver process under the CAA related to state emission ocntrol standards for new motor vehicles (or new motor vehicle engines)… Provides that state standards that directly or indirectly limit the sale or use of new motor vehicles with internal combustion engines are not eligible for waivers. This bill also prohibits the EPA from determining that any state standards amended after the bill's enactment are within the scope of an existing waiver."Passed HouseCAA
2/24/2023Rep. Crenshaw, Dan [R- TX-2]118thH.R. 1155Keeping America's Refineries ActExempts petroleum refineries that use hydrofluoric acid alkylation units from "certain hazard assessment requirements." - allows refineries to bypass the usual hazard assessment w/evaluation of safer tech and alternative risk management if the refinery "(1) has obtained a construction permit or operating permit under the program, or (2) demonstrates that it will conform to the most recent version of American Petroleum Institute Recommended Practice 751."IntroducedCAA
2/24/2023Rep. Rouzer, David [R-NC-7]118thH.R. 1152Water Quality Certification and Energy Project Improvement Act of 2023Limits certification process "by eliminating the requirement that the discharge comply with appropriate state law set forth in the certification (of sections 301-3, 306-7)." Also limits certification to activities directly discharging into WOTUS.IntroducedCWA
2/21/2023Rep. Burgess, Micheal [R-TX-26]118thH.R. 1115Promoting Interagency Coordination for Review of Natural Gas Pipelines ActRemoves requirement for gas pipeline projects to obtain certification under §401 of CWA, shifts burden to FERC for when they do their water quality certification in NEPA review.IntroducedCWA
2/21/2023Rep. Joyce, John [R-PA-13]118thH.R. 1131To require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to authroize the use of flexible air permitting with respect to certain critical energy resourcee facilities, and for other purposes.Reqs EPA to revise regulations to authorize the owner/operator of a critical energy resource facility to utilize flexible air permitting - also requires the regulations to facilitate flexible, market-responsive operations with respect to critical energy resource facilities.IntroducedCAA
2/21/2023Rep. Pence, Greg [R-IN-6]118thH.R. 1140To authorize the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to waive application of certain requirements with respect to processing and refining a critical energy resource at a critical energy resource facility, and for other purposes.Allows EPA to temporarily waive reqs for CAA/Solid Waste Disposal Act "for a critical energy resource facility if the EPA finds that the processing/refining of a critical energy resource at the facility is necessary to meet national security or energy security needs. Under the legislation, no notice/hearing/other report would be req'd.IntroducedCAA
2/21/2023Rep. Pfluger, August [R-TX-11]118thH.R. 1141Natural Gas Tax Repeal ActEliminates the EPA program to incentivize petroleum and natural gas systems to reduce emissions of methane and GHGsIntroducedCAA
2/14/2023Rep. Banks, Jim [R-IN-3]118thH.R. 989Build the Wall Now ActSame as S.422IntroducedCAA/CWA
2/14/2023Sen. Budd, Ted [R-NC]118thS. 422Build the Wall Now ActImmediately resumes construction of US-Mexico border wall and exempts it from APA, CAA, CWA, and federal public contracting lawsIntroducedCAA/CWA
2/14/2023Rep. Palmer, Gary J. [R-AL-6]118thH.R. 1023To repeal section 134 of the Clean Air Act, relating to the greenhouse gas reduction fund."To repeal section 134 of the Clean Air Act, relating to the greenhouse gas reduction fund."IntroducedCAA
1/24/2023Rep. Pfluger, August [R-TX-11]118thH.R. 484Natural Gas Tax Repeal Act"Natural Gas Tax Repeal Act"IntroducedCAA
1/10/2023Rep. Estes, Ron [R-KS-4]118th H.R. 246Marginal Well Protection Act Amends the CAA to exclude certain facilities from reporting and payment requirements related to methane waste emissions. Currently under considerationCAA
1/10/2023Rep. Huizenga, Bill [R-MI-4]118th H.R. 263Stop Trying to Obsessively Vilify Energy Act Prohibits federal agencies from promulgating rules or guidances that restrict or ban the use and purchase of gas-powered stoves, cooktops, ranges, or ovens in the United States Currently under considerationCAA
1/9/2023Rep. Griffith, H. Morgan [R-VA-9]118th H.R. 165New Source Review Permitting Improvement Act Modifies terminology for purposes of the New Source Review permitting program of the EPA Currently under considerationCAA
10/28/2022Rep. Westerman, Bruce [R-AR-4]117thH.R. 8773Securing America's Mineral Supply Chains Act of 2022Allows the EPA to waive any requirement of the Clean Air Act for oil drilling and miningNoCAA
9/12/2022Sen. Capito, Shelly Moore [R-WV]117thS. 4815START ActImplements the Trump WOTUS rule which severly limits the definition of wetlands; codifys the nationwide permits under the CWA which allows for expedited oil drilling; doubles the time a pollution permit under the CWA is valid for; bars the EPA from considering social cost of carbon; limits when increases in pollution require additional review by the EPA under the CAA; prohibits the EPA from retroactively vetoing a permit under the CWA for wetlands program.NoCAA, CWA
9/6/2022Rep. LaMalfa, Doug [R-CA-1]117thH.R. 8773Revoking Engine and Vehicle Requirements Act of 2022Repeals California's authority under the CAA to set stricter emission standards for vehicles in an attempt to nullify the State's restrictions on selling new gas-powered cars by 2030.NoCAA
8/26/2022Rep. Pfluger, August [R-TX-11]117thH.R. 8749Protecting the Permian Basin Act of 2022Repeals the EPA's methane emission limitations and waste reduction incentive programs related to oil drillingNoCAA
7/26/2022Rep. Hudson, Richard [R-NC-8]117thH.R. 8499Transparency and Honesty in Energy Regulations Act of 2022Bans the EPA, as well as any other federal agency, from considering the social costs of any dangerous pollutants including GHGs, carbon, and methane.NoCAA
6/15/2022 Rep. Thompson, Glenn [R-PA-15]117thH.R. 8069Reducing Farm Input Costs and Barriers to Domestic Production ActReinstates Trump WOTUS rule, allows pesticides to be used years after they have been pulled from the market, allows radioactive phosphogypsum to be used in roads.NoCWA, FIFRA
5/13/2022Rep. Rouzer, David [R-NC-7]117thH.R. 7771To require the Secretary of the Army and the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to conduct a study analyzing the cost to permit applicants and permit holders of complying with sections 402 and 404 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, and for other purposes.Requires the EPA to conduct a study analyzing the costs of compliance with discharge and wetlands permit, with the assumption that these programs which protect our nations water quality are too costly and must be weakened.NoCWA
4/7/2022Rep. Budd, Ted [R-NC-13]117thH.R. 7450Build the Wall Now ActWaives almost every single environmental statute to expedite construction of Trump's border wall.NoCAA, CWA, CERCLA, RCRA
3/18/2022Rep. Feenstra, Randy [R-IA-04]117thH.R. 7155Home Front Energy Independence ActWeakens the Reid Vapor Pressure Limitations and E15 labeling meant to reduce low-level ozone pollutionNoCAA
3/2/2022Sen. Capito, Shelley [R-WV]117thS.Amdt.4964S.Amdt.4964 to H.R. 3076Prohibits any new methane regulations for oil and gas, waives low volatility gasoline requirements meant to reduce ground level ozone, prohibits the use of a social cost of carbon metric, greatly reduces time required to finalized permits advanced environmental permits, while codifying the Trump-era Waters of the United States rule, 401 certification rule that bans consideration of climate impacts in pipeline projects, and nationwide permit.NoCAA, CWA
12/14/2021Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN]117thS. 3380Defend the Blend ActRemoves the authority of the EPA Administrator to change obligations under the Renewable Fuel Program for any reason, ultimately limiting the ability of the Agency to respond to its obligations under the Endangered Species Act in authorizing the land use changes required for expansive biofuel use.NoCAA
12/14/2021Rep. Moolenaar, John R. [R-MI-04]117thH.R. 6277Ethylene is Essential for Chemistry and Manufacturing ActSeeks to exempt dangerous chemicals like ethylene from being subject to the newly revived excise tax that funds clean-up actions at Superfund sites.NoCERCLA
12/9/2021Rep. Meuser, Daniel [R-PA-9]117thH.R. 6230USA Batteries ActSeeks to exempt dangerous chemicals such as lead and sulfuric acid from being subject to the newly revived excise tax that funds clean-up actions at Superfund sites.NoCERCLA
12/2/2021Sen. Cruz, Ted [R-TX]117thS. 3305Chemical Tax Repeal ActSeeks to end the newly revived tax on dangerous chemicals that funds the Superfund program, which allows the backlogged program to expedite and fund cleanup of the nation's most contaminated and polluted sites.NoCERCLA
11/30/2021Sen. Capito, Shelley [R-WV]117thS. 3277Section 401 Certification ActSeeks to codify the vacated Trump 401 rule, which barred states and tribes from regulating water quality standards, effluent limitations, and pollution discharges into state waters from pipeline projects.NoCWA
11/23/2021Rep. Hinson, Ashlet [R-IA-01]117thH.R. 6071Defend the Blend ActRemoves the authority of the EPA Administrator to change obligations under the Renewable Fuel Program for any reason, ultimately limiting the ability of the Agency to respond to its obligations under the Endangered Species Act in authorizing the land use changes required for expansive biofuel use.NoCAA
11/17/2021Rep. Arrington, Jody [R-TX-19]117thH.R. 5991Science-Based Emission Standards Act of 2021Bars EPA from creating any rule to reduce methane emissions by delegating EPA authority to the Department of Energy to delay a much needed final rule by requiring industry comment and input on a methane study considering small oil and gas wells.NoCAA
11/3/2021Rep. Rouzer, David [R-NC-7]117thH.R. 5849Defense of Environment and Property ActThe Act severely weakens or outright destroys several bedrock provisions of the CWA in relation to Waters of the United States: Strikes the statutory definition of Waters of the United States and replaces them with a severely weakened version that only includes permanent and navigable-in-fact waters while excluding most wetlands; Weakens the EPA's jurisdiction over private property and gives private property owners expedited judicial review; More importantly, the act prohibits the "significant nexus test" in determining WOTUS, which has been specifically noted by both the Supreme Court and EPA as an acceptable test. Hinders the agency's ability to inspect for violations and requires any "regulatory taking" to pay double to the property holder. NoCWA
9/22/2021Sen. Lee, Mike [R-UT]117thS. 2803Transportation Empowerment ActExempts metropolitan planning organizations from a variety of compliance obligations under the Clean Air Act: Allows metropolitan planning organizations to give approval to projects that do not comply with federal Clean Air Act state implementation plans; allows such organizations to bypass getting transportation plans approved under the Clean Air Act; strikes provision requiring metropolitan planning organizations from coordinating.NoCAA
9/15/2021Sen. Burr, Richard [R-NC]117thS. 2736RPM Act of 2021Creates a carve-out in anti-tampering provisions of the Clean Air Act for racecars requiring them to be emission compliant. The bill allows the removal or installation of high performance parts that skirt tailpipe emissions.NoCAA
8/23/2021Rep. Graves, Sam [R-MO-06]117thH.R. 3341STARTER Act 2.0Creates carve-outs in the Clean Air Act for making conformity determinations for projects in non-attainment areas, project with purported minor effect, and projects in areas with lower levels of air pollution - this conformity determination is done at the sole discretion of the Secretary of Transportation.NoCAA
8/10/2021Sen. Ernst, Joni [R-IA]117thS.Amdt.3115S.Amdt.3115 to S.Con.Res.14Prohibits or limits the use of the Clean Air Act to impose any regulation on methane or the requirement of common Clean Air Act permits for farmers, thereby attempting to limit any new methane standards nationwide.Agreed by Yea-Nay Vote: 66-33CAA
8/10/2021Sen. Hoeven, John [R-ND]117thS. Amdt. 3250 to S.Con.Res. 14Point of Order Against Expanding the Definition of Waters of the United States Under the Federal Water Pollution Control ActAttempts to limit an expansion of wetlands protection and references the now defunct Trump-era wetlands rule that severely limited the definition of wetlands.NoCWA
8/10/2021Sen. Sasse, Ben [R-NE]117thS. Amdt. 3683 to S.Con.Res. 14Deficit-Neutral Reserve Fund Relating to the Definition of "Waters of the United States".Attempts to limit an expansion of wetlands protection and references the now defunct Trump-era wetlands rule that severely limited the definition of wetlands.NoCWA
7/29/2021Sen. Capito, Shelley [R-WV]117thS. 2567Navigable Waters Protection Act of 2021Seeks to weaken the statutory definition of Waters of United States by codifying the Trump administration rule that severely narrowed the CWA's jurisdiction over wetlands allowing destruction on nonadjacent and seasonal wetlands with no consideration of their significant connection to a permanent body of water.NoCWA
7/28/2021Sen. Paul, Rand [R-KY]117thS. 2517Defense of Environment and Property ActThe Act severely weakens or outright destroys several bedrock provisions of the CWA in relation to Waters of the United States: Strikes the statutory definition of Waters of the United States and replaces them with a severely weakened version that only includes permanent and navigable-in-fact waters while excluding most wetlands; Weakens the EPA's jurisdiction over private property and gives private property owners expedited judicial review; More importantly, the act prohibits the "significant nexus test" in determining WOTUS, which has been specifically noted by both the Supreme Court and EPA as an acceptable test. Hinders the agency's ability to inspect for violations and requires any "regulatory taking" to pay double to the property holder. NoCWA
7/20/2021Rep. Miller, Mary [R-IL-15]117thH.R. 4570Define WOTUS Act of 2021Narrows the definition of navigable waters beyond even the Trump administration rule listing 12 specific exclusions and a discretionary exclusion that could potentially exclude any traditional navigable water.NoCWA
7/20/2021Sen. Jim Inhofe [R-OK]117thS. 2393Fracturing Regulations are Effective in State Hands ActSince fracking is currently not included under the underground injection control program under the Safe Water Drinking Act, this act seeks to bypass health and safety standards by allowing fracking on both private and federal land to be regulated by the states with little regard to protection of the health and safety of citizens.NoSWDA
6/24/2021Rep. McKinley, David [WV-01]117thH.R. 4153Clean Energy Future Through Innovation Act of 2021While creating incentivizing carve-outs for facilities to modify and prevent pollution while avoiding new source review, the program removes EPA enforcement of emission limitations on carbon dioxide emissions for fossil fuel fired combustion units that serve as electricity for sale.NoCAA
6/22/2021Sen. Braun, Mike [R-IN]117thS. 2168Define WOTUS Act of 2021Narrows the definition of navigable waters beyond even the Trump administration rule listing 12 specific exclusions and a discretionary exclusion that could potentially exclude any traditional navigable water.NoCWA
6/11/2021Rep. Cheney, Liz [WY- At Large]117thH.R. 3814UNSHACKLE ActRepeals Section 309 of the Clean Air Act, which requires the EPA to review all draft environmental impact statements required under NEPA.NoCAA
5/20/2021Sen. Barrasso, John [R-WY]117thS. 1761Water Quality Certification Improvement Act of 2021Limits the EPA's authority under the Clean Water Act to consider varied sources of water pollution when rejecting construction projects like oil pipelines.NoCWA
5/20/2021Rep. McKinley, David B. [R-WV-1]117thH.R. 3422Water Quality Certification Improvement Act of 2021Limits the EPA's authority under the Clean Water Act to consider varied sources of water pollution when rejecting construction projects like oil pipelines.NoCWA
5/17/2021Rep. McHenry, Patrick [R-NC-10]117thH.R. 3281RPM Act of 2021Excludes motor vehicles used only for competitions (i.e. racecars) from CAA provisions that prohibit the removal of any device designed to bring vehicles into compliance with regulation.NoCAA
5/7/2021Rep. Fitzpatrick, Brian K. [R-PA-1]117thH.R. 3039MARKET CHOICE ActPlaces a moratorium until 2035 on greenhouse gas regulations, specifically exempting fossil fuels from certain CAA requirements after they have been taxed.NoCAA
4/29/2021Sen. Thune, John [R-SD]117thS. 1475Livestock Regulatory Protection Act of 2021Prohibits Title V Clean Air Act Permits to be issued for any pollutant emissions arising from livestock production, thus removing important emission regulation for an entire source of pollution.NoCAA
4/22/2021Sen. Inhofe, Jim [R-OK]117thS. 1326Domestic Manufacturing Act of 2021Prohibits the EPA from issuing any greenhouse gas emission rules or targets under the Paris AgreementNoCAA
4/20/2021Rep. Sullivan, Dan [R-AK]117thS. 1252REDTAPE ActProhibits EPA from issuing any new rule without repealing two additional rulesNoCWA
4/20/2021Sen. Sullivan, Dan [R-AK]117thS. 1254Rebuild America Now ActExcludes new construction projects from review under the Clean Air ActNoCAA
4/20/2021Rep. Latta, Robert E. [R-OH-5]117thH.R. 2660WATER ActSignificantly weakens the definition of "Waters of the United States" by attempting to codify by statute the harmful and inadequate definition of WOTUS defined by the 2020 Trump Administration rule, which excludes certain wetlands, vernal pulls, territorial seas, and nonadjacent waters from the CWA jurisdiction.NoCWA
3/11/2021Sen. Lee, Mike [R-UT]117thS. 717UNSHACKLE ActRepeals Section 309 of the Clean Air Act, which requires the EPA to review all draft environmental impact statements required under NEPA.NoCAA
3/11/2021Rep. Scalise, Steve [LA-01]117thH.R. 1855Promoting New Manufacturing ActGives the EPA 180 days to create implementation regulations for states in light of national ambient air quality standards revisions; if the EPA does not create standards, preconstruction permits need not comply with a bedrock Clean Air Act regulation.NoCAA
3/11/2021Rep. Gibbs, Bob [R-OH-7]117thH.R. 1821H.R. 1821RURAL ActAllows for unpermitted discharge of registered pesticides into navigable waters.NoCWA
3/11/2021Rep. Gibbs, Bob [R-OH-7]117thH.R. 1820Revoking EPA's Tyrannical Ruling Over Approved Commercial Tasks Involving No Violations of Environmental Policy ActRemove's the EPA's timing and discretion to consider the unacceptable adverse effects of disposal sites of water supplies, shellfish beds, and fishery areas.NoCWA
3/10/2021Sen. Paul, Rand [R-KY]117thS. 667Fuel Choice and Deregulation Act of 2021Prohibits EPA from regulating biomass fuel for vehicles under the Clean Air Act; weakens the definition of biofuels, prioritizing fossil fuels; automobile manufacturers who comply with fuel efficiency and fuel choice enabling standards set by this act are exempt from sec. 202 greenhouse gas requirements.NoCAA
3/9/2021Rep. Perry, Scott [R-PA-10]117thH.R. 1705Energy Sovereignty ActRepeals the requirement that states must revise implementation plans to prevent or eliminate air pollution endangering public health or welfare in other countries when directed to do so by the Environmental Protection Agency.NoCAA
1/11/2021Rep. Griffith, H. Morgan [R-VA-9]117thH.R. 245New Source Review Permitting Improvement ActWeakens the definition of "modification" which would trigger New Source Review of grandfathered emitting facilities. A substantial change would only be considered a modification if the emissions are higher than the maximum hourly rate achieved by the source at any time in a 10-year period.NoCAA
1/5/2021Rep. Burgess, Michael C. [R-TX-26]117thH.R. 190LEVEL ActCurrently, a renewable fuel provision of the CAA requires a minimum volume of renewable fuel, such as ethanol, that must be contained in gas sold in the U.S. This "renewable fuel standard" increases annually until 2022 when a minimum of 36 billion gallons of renewable fuel must be blended. This bill would seek to reduce that to 7.5 billion gallons each year and eliminate a separate volume requirement that distinguishes between renewable fuels.NoCAA
12/28/2020Rep. McKinley, David [WV-01]116thH.R. 4153Clean Energy Future Through Innovation Act of 2020While creating incentivizing carve-outs for facilities to modify and prevent pollution while avoiding new source review, the program removes EPA enforcement of emission limitations on carbon dioxide emissions for fossil fuel fired combustion units that serve as electricity for sale.NoCAA
10/26/2020Sen. Lee, Mike [R-UT]116thS. 4862UNSHACKLE Act of 2020Repeals Section 309 of the Clean Air Act, which requires the EPA to review all draft environmental impact statements required under NEPA.NoCAA
8/3/2020Sen. Cornyn, John [R-TX]116thS. 4402A bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to clarify certain activities that would have been authorized under Nationwide Permit 12 and other Nationwide Permits, and for other purposesThis bill provides statutory authority under CWA for activities authorized in the reissued final rule titled ‘Issuance and Resistance of Nationwide Permits’ and specifies requirements and criteria for subsequent reassurances of such permits.NoCWA
6/18/2020Rep. Graves, Sam [R-MO-06]116thH.R. 7248STARTER ActCreates carve-outs in the Clean Air Act for making conformity determinations for projects in non-attainment areas, project with purported minor effect, and projects in areas with lower levels of air pollution - this conformity determination is done at the sole discretion of the Secretary of Transportation.NoCAA
6/17/2020Sen. Thune, John [R-SD]116thS. 218A bill to approve certain advanced biofuel registrations, to require the consideration of certain advanced biofuel pathways, and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and for other purposes.Removes approval of new biofuel registrations from the EPA, deeming them approved so long as 1 state has approved the sale and use.NoCAA
5/19/2020Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA]116thS. 3756Renewable Fuel Feedstock Reimbursement Act of 2020Creates another program to incentivize the production of crops for biofuels, without regard for the harmful environmental impacts of biofuel programs identified by the EPA.NoCAA
12/16/2019Rep. McHenry, Patrick [R-NC-10]116thH.R. 5434RPM Act of 2019Creates a carve-out in anti-tampering provisions of the Clean Air Act for racecars requiring them to be emission compliant. The bill allows the removal or installation of high performance parts that skirt tailpipe emissions.NoCAA
10/22/2019Sen. Barrasso, John [R-WY]116thS. 2662Growing American Innovation Now ActWeakens definitions essential to regulating emissions under the Clean Air Act.NoCAA
10/16/2019Rep. Flores, Bill [R-TX-17]116thH.R. 469021st Century Transportation Fuels ActEliminates the mandate in the CAA to blend specific volumes of renewable fuel into fuel supply and replaces this standard with a higher octane fuel standard, prioritizing the viability of liquid fuels.NoCAA
10/16/2019Sen. Burr, Richard [R-NC]116thS. 2602RPM Act of 2019Excludes motor vehicles used only for competitions (i.e. racecars) from CAA provisions that prohibit the removal of any device designed to bring vehicles into compliance with regulation.NoCAA
9/26/2019Rep. Fitzpatrick, Brian K. [R-PA-1]116thH.R. 4520Modernizing America with Rebuilding to Kickstart the Economy of the Twenty-first Century with a Historic Infrastructure-Centered Expansion ActImposes a moratorium on finalizing and enforcing certain Clean Air Act regulations on greenhouse gas emissionsNoCAA
9/18/2019Rep. Davis, Rodney [R-IL-13]116thH.R. 4385Small Refinery Exemption Fairness Act of 2019Exempts small refineries from renewable fuel requirements.NoCAA
8/1/2019Sen. Sullivan, Dan  [R-AK]116thS. 2426A bill to establish a new timeline for certain State implementation plan and attainment requirements for the Fairbanks North Star Borough of the State of Alaska, and for other purposes.Amends Clean Air Act attainment deadlines for certain areas of the state of Alaska.NoCAA
7/31/2019Sen. Hyde-Smith [R-MS]116thS. 2410Flood Reduction, Wildlife Habitat, and Water Quality Improvement Act of 2019Limits authority of EPA to prohibit an area from being designated as a disposal site for dredge or fill materials: EPA may not prohibit such a designation if the area contains an Army Corps. Flood control project; other thingsNoCWA
7/25/2019Sen. Toomey, Pat [R-PA]116thS. 2298RESTORE ActEliminates the corn ethanol mandate for renewable fuel.NoCAA
7/25/2019Sen. Hoeven, John [R-ND]116thS. 2263CO2 Regulatory Certainty ActDirects EPA to develop regulations for temporary storage of carbon dioxide.NoCAA
7/25/2019Rep. Rooney, Francis [R-FL-19]116thH.R. 4058SWAP ActImposes a moratorium on all Clean Air Act regulations that limit greenhouse gas emissions.NoCAA
7/11/2019Sen. Paul, Rand [R-KY]116thS. 2104A bill to amend the Clean Air Act to exclude energy efficiency projects, pollution control projects, and reliability projects from the definition of a modification.Creates additional exceptions from New Source Review, allowing for increased production on construction on emitting facilities without requiring regulation.NoCAA
7/11/2019Sen. Paul, Rand [R-KY]116thS. 2105A 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.Weakens the definition of "modification" under New Source ReviewNoCAA
6/25/2019Sen. Lee, Mike [R-UT]116thS. 1973A 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, and for other purposes.Removes EPA's power to designate an area as a nonattainment area if certain voluntary measures have taken place.NoCAA
6/21/2019Rep. King, Steve [R-IA-4]116thH.R. 3410To amend the renewable fuel program under the Clean Air Act to account for small refinery exemptions, and for other purposes.Weakens national renewable fuel standards by requiring exempt small refineries from contributing to the overall accounting.NoCAA
6/21/2019Rep. King, Steve [R-IA-4]116thH.R. 3411To amend the renewable fuel program under the Clean Air Act to account for small refinery exemptions in past calendar years, and for other purposes.Weakens overall renewable fuel standard by requiring already exempted small refineries to be considered as contributing to the overall quantity despite not requiring additional compliance measures from these refineries.NoCAA
6/21/2019Rep. Rooney, Francis [R-FL-19]116thH.R. 3427Eliminating the RFS and Its Destructive Outcomes ActRepeals the Environmental Protection Agency's Renewable Fuel Standard program, which requires transportation fuel to contain a minimum volume of renewable fuel.NoCAA
6/20/2019Rep. Gosar, Paul A. [R-AZ-4]116thH.Amdt.439H.Amdt.439 to H.R.3055Bars the EPA from carrying out any climate change programs based on the finding that GHGs endanger greenhouse gases.Failed by recorded vote: 178 - 254CAA
6/13/2019Sen. Fischer, Deb [R-NE]116thS. 1840A bill to establish certain requirements for the small refineries exemption of the renewable fuels provisions under the Clean Air Act, and for other purposes.Exempts small refineries from renewable fuel output requirements, while also limiting publicly disclosed information on small refineries.NoCAA
6/5/2019Sen. Lee, Mike [R-UT]116thS. 1753Take Care ActRemoves termination protections for employees of the Chemical Safety Board by eliminating all for-cause protections and instating at-will removal powers.NoCAA
5/16/2019Sen. Sullivan, Dan [R-AK]116thS. 1518Rebuild America Now ActExcludes new construction projects from review under the Clean Air ActNoCAA
4/11/2019Rep. Higgins, Clay [R-LA-3]116thH.R. 2248LNG Now Act of 2019Prohibits restrictions on the export and import of natural gas indefinitelyNoCAA
4/11/2019Sen. Cassidy, Bill [R-LA]116thS. 1155LNG Now Act of 2019Prohibits restrictions on the export and import of natural gas indefinitelyNoCAA
4/9/2019Sen. Barrasso, John [R-WY]116thS. 1087Water Quality Certification Improvement Act of 2019Limits authority of states to review federally permitted activities that may result in discharges into navigable watersNoCWA
4/4/2019Sen. Cornyn, John [R-TX]116thS. 1050A bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to increase the ability of a State to administer a permit program under that Act, and for other purposesAllows state transportation departments that have assumed environmental review responsibilities of federal DoT to administer individual and general permit programs for discharging dredge and fill materials (highway programs)NoCWA
4/3/2019Rep. Gaetz, Matt [R-FL-1]116thH.Res 288Recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Grean Real DealRecognizes climate change, but coopts Green New Deal langauge to argue for adaption rather than bold action on climate changeNoCAA
3/7/2019Rep. Perry, Scott [R-PA-4]116thH.R. 1584Energy Sovereignty ActRepeals the requirement that states must revise implementation plans to prevent or eliminate air pollution endangering public health or welfare in other countries when directed to do so by the Environmental Protection Agency.NoCAA
2/27/2019Sen. Paul, Rand [R-KY]116thS.581Fuel Choice and Deregulation Act of 2019Prohibits EPA from regulating biomass fuel for vehicles under the Clean Air Act; weakens the definition of biofuels, prioritizing fossil fuels; automobile manufacturers who comply with fuel efficiency and fuel choice enabling standards set by this act are exempt from sec. 202 greenhouse gas requirements.NoCAA
2/27/2019Rep. Thompson, Glenn [R-PA-15]116thH.R. 1391Methane Rule Relief Act of 2019Exempts certain oil and natural gas wells from an EPA rule regulating oil and natural gas emissions.NoCAA
2/14/2019Rep. Schweikert, David [R-AZ-6]116thH.R. 1284Crowd Sourcing of Environmental Data Act of 2019Allows 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 monitoringNoCAA
2/14/2019Rep. Rouzer, David [R-NC-7]116thH.R. 1281Stop EPA Overregulation of Rural Americans ActNullifies an EPA rule regulating residential wood heaters, hydronic heaters and forced-air furnaces.NoCAA
1/30/2019Rep. Gibbs, Bob [R-OH-7]116thH.R. 890REDTAPE ActProhibits EPA from requiring a NPDES permit for pesticide discharges NoCWA
1/29/2019Rep. Gibbs, Bob [R-OH-7]116thH.R. 843Reform EPA ActLimits period during which EPA may prohibit/restrict the use of an area as a disposal site for discharges of dredge and fill materials into waters of the United StatesNoCWA
1/29/2019Rep. Gibbs, Bob [R-OH-7]116thH.R. 844Industrial Mineral Parity Act of 2019Allows mineral remining operations to obtain modified NPDES permits (currently, modified permits are only available for discharges from coal mining operations, not mineral remining operations). NoCWA
1/17/2019Rep. Herrera Beutler, Jaime [R-WA-3]116thH.R. 667Regulatory Certainty for Navigable Waters ActWould repeal the EPA's 2015 WOTUS ruleNoCWA
1/17/2019Sen. Braun, Mike [R-IN]116thS. 2356Define WOTUS Act of 2019Would repeal the EPA’S 2015 WOTUS ruleNoCWA
1/3/2019Rep. Burgess, Michael C. [R-TX-26]116thH.R. 104LEVEL 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.NoCAA
1/3/2019Rep. Griffith, H. Morgan [R-VA-9]116thH.R. 172New Source Review Permitting Improvement Act of 2018Weakens definitions essential to regulating emissions under the Clean Air Act.NoCAA
12/17/2018Sen. Paul, Rand [R-KY]115thS. 3761Fuel Choice and Deregulation Act of 2018Prohibits EPA from regulating biomass fuel for vehicles under the Clean Air Act; weakens the definition of biofuels, prioritizing fossil fuels; automobile manufacturers who comply with fuel efficiency and fuel choice enabling standards set by this act are exempt from sec. 202 greenhouse gas requirements.NoCAA
12/17/2018Sen. Paul, Rand [R-KY]115thS. 3760Defense of Environment and Property Act of 2018The Act severely weakens or outright destroys several bedrock provisions of the CWA in relation to Waters of the United States: Strikes the statutory definition of Waters of the United States and replaces them with a severely weakened version that only includes permanent and navigable-in-fact waters while excluding most wetlands; Weakens the EPA's jurisdiction over private property and gives private property owners expedited judicial review; More importantly, the act prohibits the "significant nexus test" in determining WOTUS, which has been specifically noted by both the Supreme Court and EPA as an acceptable test. Hinders the agency's ability to inspect for violations and requires any "regulatory taking" to pay double to the property holder. NoCWA
11/29/2018Rep. Herrera Beutler, Jaime [R-WA-3]115thH.R. 7194Regulatory Certainty for Navigable Waters ActWould repeal the EPA's 2015 WOTUS rule, severly narrowing the definition of wetlands under the EPA's dredge and fill wetland programNoCWA
9/25/2018Rep. McKinley, David B. [R-WV-1]115thH.R. 6889Water Quality Certification Improvement Act of 2018Limits authority of states to review federally permitted activities that may result in discharges into navigable watersNoCWA
7/31/2018Sen. Barrasso, John [R-WY]115thS. 3303Water Quality Certification Improvement Act of 2018Limits authority of states to review federally permitted activities that may result in discharges into navigable watersNoCWA
7/18/2018Rep. Perry, Scott [R-PA-4]115thH. Amdt. 923To prohibit the EPA from using funds 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.CAANoCAA
7/18/2018Rep. Loudermilk, Barry [R-GA-11]115thH. Amdt. 912To prohibit funds from being used to regulate trailers under the Clean Air Act.CAANoCAA
6/28/2018Rep. Rice, Tom [R-SC-7]115thH.R. 6291Efficient Drug Disposal Act of 2018Exempts the burning of narcotis by law enforcement from regulationNoCAA
6/19/2018Rep. Calvert, Ken [R-CA-42]115thH.R. 6147Interior, Environment, Financial Services and General Government, Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act, 2019CAANoCAA
6/6/2018Sen. Capito, Shelley Moore [R-WV]115thS. 3009Regulatory Certainty Act of 2018Would repeal the EPA's 2015 WOTUS rule, severly narrowing the definition of wetlands under the EPA's dredge and fill wetland programNoCWA
5/10/2018Sen. Flake, Jeff [R-AZ]115thS. 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 AdminNoCAA
4/26/2018Sen. Paul, Rand [R-KY]115thS. 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. NoCAA
4/26/2018Sen. Paul, Rand [R-KY]115thS. 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 pollen control and reliability projects does not mandate actual abatement of pollen and actual reliability improvements...seems that only intent matters.NoCAA
3/21/2018Sen. Cornyn, John [R-TX]115thS. 2586A bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to increase the ability of a State to administer a permit program under that Act, and for other purposes.Amends the Clean Water Act to allow any state that has assumed responsibility from the Department of Transportation to administer wetlands 404 program, greatly limiting EPA oversight of this important environmental permitting program.NoCWA
3/5/2018Rep. Westerman, Bruce [R-AR-4]115thH.R. 5170FLIP ActPromotes development of offshore drilling in public waters through OCS Pilot ProgramNoCAA
2/27/2018Sen. Wicker, Roger F. [R-MS]115thS. 2461Blocking Regulatory Interference from Closing Kilns Act of 2018Allow for judicial review of any new NESHAP standards for brick and structural clay manufacturingNoCAA
2/8/2018Rep. Perry, Scott [R-PA-4]115thH.R. 4994Energy Sovereignty ActRepeals section 115 of CAA, which requires EPA and states to account for effects of pollution on foreign countriesNoCAA
1/10/2018Rep. Goodlatte, Bob [R-VA-6]115thH.R. 4760Securing America's Future Act of 2018Steps up border enforcement/militarization and exempts these activities from CAANoCAA
12/5/2017Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA]115thS. 2192SECURE Act of 2017Steps up border enforcement/militarization and exempts these activities from CAANoCAA
11/9/2017Rep. Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [R-WI-5]115thH.R. 4364RFG Modernization Act of 2017Allows EPA Admin to waive reformulated gasoline requirements for states if price of gasoline too highNoCAA
10/4/2017Rep. Schweikert, David [R-AZ-6]115thH.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 monitoringNoCAA
9/26/2017Sen. Capito, Shelley Moore [R-WV]115thS. 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 residential wood heatersNoCAA
9/8/2017Rep. Smith, Jason [R-MO-8]115thH.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, & ESANoCAA
9/7/2017Rep. Perry, Scott [R-PA-4]115thH.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)NoCAA
8/3/2017Sen. Sullivan, Dan [R-AK]115thS. 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 CAANoCAA
8/3/2017Sen. Cornyn, John [R-TX]115thS. 1757Building America's Trust ActSteps up border enforcement/militarization and exempts these activities from CAANoCAA
7/28/2017Rep. Carter, Earl L. "Buddy" [R-GA-1]115thH.R. 3570Transportation and Trailer Modernization Act of 2017Excludes trailers and other unpowered vehicles from regulation under CAANoCAA
7/28/2017Rep. McCaul, Michael T. [R-TX-10]115thH.R. 3548Border Security for America Act of 2017Steps up border enforcement/militarization and exempts these activities from CAANoCAA
7/21/2017Rep. Calvert, Ken [R-CA-42]115thH.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 appropriations 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)NoCAA
7/13/2017Sen. Paul, Rand [R-KY]115thS. 1551Economic Freedom Zones Act of 2017Creates Economic Freedom Zones (areas of high poverty) that are exempt from part D of CAA (nonattainment plans)NoCAA
6/29/2017Rep. Griffith, H. Morgan [R-VA-9]115thH.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. NoCAA
6/29/2017Rep. Jenkins, Evan H. [R-WV-3]115thH.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 impactsNoCAA
6/29/2017Sen. Lankford, James [R-OK]115thS. 1512Transparency and Honesty in Energy Regulations Act of 2017Prohibits EPA from using social cost of carbon in any CBA, imposes discount rates, excludes global impactsNoCAA
6/29/2017Rep. Griffith, H. Morgan [R-VA-9]115thH.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.NoCAA
6/15/2017Rep. Gibbs, Bob [R-OH-7]115thH.R. 2917Regulatory Certainty Act of 2017Would repeal the EPA's 2015 WOTUS rule, severly narrowing the definition of wetlands under the EPA's dredge and fill wetland programNoCWA
5/25/2017Rep. Hunter, Duncan D. [R-CA-50]115thH.R. 2693To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to limit attorney fees and penalties in citizen suits, and for other purposes.Limits the ability of citizens to enforce provisions of the Clean Water Act against polluters by penalizing law suits and limiting attorney's fees, while also providing polluters a litany of defenses to an otherwise unlawful discharge.NoCWA
5/23/2017Sen. Hatch, Orrin G. [R-UT]115thS. 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 teethNoCAA
5/16/2017Rep. Rothfus, Keith J. [R-PA-12]115thH.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 rulesNoCAA
4/5/2017Sen. Wicker, Roger F. [R-MS]115thS. 839Blocking Regulatory Interference from Closing Kilns Act of 2017Allow for judicial review of any new NESHAP standards for brick and structural clay manufacturingNoCAA
4/5/2017Rep. Johnson, Bill [R-OH-6]115thH.R. 1917Blocking Regulatory Interference from Closing Kilns Act of 2017Allow for judicial review of any new NESHAP standards for brick and structural clay manufacturingNoCAA
4/4/2017Rep. LaMalfa, Doug [R-CA-1]115thH.R. 1891Safe Agriculture Production Act of 2017Amends Plant Protection Act to allow for limited use of methyl bromide as pesticide (depletes ozone)NoCAA
3/20/2017Rep. Royce, Edward R. [R-CA-39]115thH.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.CAA
3/13/2017Rep. Smith, Jason [R-MO-8]115thH.R. 1525Stop Taxpayer Funded Settlements ActProhibits federal officials from using federal funds for legal fees in settlements under CAA, CWA, and ESANoCAA
3/13/2017Sen. Lee, Mike [R-UT]115thS.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 hazeNoCAA
3/10/2017Rep. Chaffetz, Jason [R-UT-3]115thH.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 hazeNoCAA
3/2/2017Sen. Inhofe, James M. [R-OK]115thS.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 requirementsNoCAA
3/2/2017Rep. Goodlatte, Bob [R-VA-6]115thH.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% ethanolNoCAA
3/2/2017Sen. Fischer, Deb [R-NE]115thS. 517Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice ActExtends Reid vapor pressure requirement waiver for E10 gasoline to gasoline blended with more than 10% ethanolNoCAA
3/2/2017Rep. Smith, Adrian [R-NE-3]115thH.R. 1311Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice ActExtends Reid vapor pressure requirement waiver for E10 gasoline to gasoline blended with more than 10% ethanolNoCAA
3/2/2017Rep. Goodlatte, Bob [R-VA-6]115thH.R. 1314Renewable Fuel Standard Elimination ActRepeals EPA renewable fuel standard programNoCAA
3/2/2017Rep. Schweikert, David [R-AZ-6]115thH.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 monitoringNoCAA
2/28/2017Rep. Thornberry, Mac [R-TX-13]115thH.R. 1261Federal Regulatory Certainty for Water ActWould repeal the EPA's 2015 WOTUS rule, severly narrowing the definition of wetlands under the EPA's dredge and fill wetland program, while also banning the aggregation of wetlands.NoCWA
2/27/2017Sen. Flake, Jeff [R-AZ]115thS. 454Commonsense Legislative Exceptional Events Reforms Act of 2017Allows 'exceptional event' in air quality monitoring to include meteorological events, also requires EPA Admin to 'accord substantial deference' to state findings on exceptional eventNoCAA
2/27/2017Sen. Flake, Jeff [R-AZ]115thS. 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.NoCAA
2/27/2017Rep. Gibbs, Bob [R-OH-7]115thH. Res. 152Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that clean water is a national priority, and that the June 29, 2015, Waters of the United States Rule should be withdrawn or vacated.Calling for the nullification of EPA's 2015 WOTUS ruleNoCWA
2/16/2017Rep. Rothfus, Keith J. [R-PA-12]115thH.R. 1119SENSE ActAllows coal refuse-fired power plants to choose to comply with either SO2 or HCl limitationsNoCAA
2/7/2017Rep. Johnson, Sam [R-TX-3]115thH.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 downNoCAA
2/7/2017Sen. Inhofe, James M. [R-OK]115thS. 334Fracturing Regulations are Effective in State Hands ActPlaces authority to regulate fracking exclusively in state handsNoCAA
2/7/2017Rep. Gohmert, Louie [R-TX-1]115thH.R. 928Fracturing Regulations are Effective in State Hands ActPlaces authority to regulate fracking exclusively in state handsNoCAA
2/7/2017Rep. Gibbs, Bob [R-OH-7]115thH.R. 953Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017Amends FIFRA to ban the implementation of a nationwide general permit to limit pesticide pollution to navigable waters while limiting situations where a specific permit is needed for pesticide pollutant discharges.Passed House 256 - 165CWA, FIFRA
2/7/2017Sen. Crapo, Mike [R-ID]115thS. 340Sensible Environmental Protection Act of 2017Amends FIFRA to ban the EPA from requiring discharge permits por pesticides if the pesticide is approved under FIFRA, allowing for increased pesticide use and pollution.NoCWA, FIFRA
2/3/2017Sen. Toomey, Pat [R-PA]115thS.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 UpdateNoCAA
2/1/2017Sen. Capito, Shelley Moore [R-WV]115thS. 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 feasibility in SIPs; allows Admin to approve SIPs for Extreme Areas that rely on not-yet-developed future technologiesNoCAA
2/1/2017Rep. Olson, Pete [R-TX-22]115thH.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 feasibility 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 standardsNoCAA
2/1/2017Rep. Mullin, Markwayne [R-OK-2]115thH.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 requirementsNoCAA
1/31/2017Rep. Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [R-WI-5]115thH.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 blendsNoCAA
1/24/2017Sen. Burr, Richard [R-NC]115thS. 203RPM Act of 2017Excludes motor vehicles used only for competition (i.e. racecars) from CAANoCAA
1/24/2017Rep. Palmer, Gary J. [R-AL-6]115thH.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 NoCAA
1/12/2017Sen. Fischer, Deb [R-NE]115thS. Res. 12A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that clean water is a national priority, and that the June 29, 2015, Waters of the United States Rule should be withdrawn or vacated.Calling for the nullification of EPA's 2015 WOTUS ruleNoCWA
1/11/2017Rep. Peterson, Collin C. [D-MN-7]115thH.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 residential wood heatersNoCAA
1/6/2017Rep. McHenry, Patrick T. [R-NC-10]115thH.R. 350RPM Act of 2017Excludes motor vehicles used only for competition (i.e. racecars) from CAANoCAA
1/6/2017Rep. Perry, Scott [R-PA-4]115thH.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 sectorsNoCAA
1/4/2017Rep. Cook, Paul [R-CA-8]115thH.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.CAA
1/3/2017Rep. Burgess, Michael C. [R-TX-26]115thH.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.NoCAA
12/6/2016Sen. Lankford, James [R-OK]114thS. 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)NoCAA
9/27/2016Rep. Gibbs, Bob [R-OH-7]114th H.R.6182Water Quality Improvement Act of 2016Amends the CWA by requiring the EPA to establish an integrated planning and permitting process for municipal wastewater and stormwater management that has 3 objectives. No CWA
9/26/2016Rep. Boustany, Charles W., Jr. [R-LA-3]114th H.R.6169Ending Legacy Lawsuit Abuse Act Amends the CWA to allow a defendant to remove from a state court to the U.S. district court a civil action involving a claim of environmental contamination that impacts or threatens to impact waters of the United States subject to the jurisdiction of the U.s. Army Corps of Engineers No CWA
7/13/2016Rep. Weber, Randy K., Sr. [R-TX-14]114thH.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)NoCAA
7/13/2016Rep. Perry, Scott [R-PA-4]114thH.Amdt. 1347At 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 2017-18NoCAA
7/13/2016Rep. Pompeo, Mike [R-KS-4]114thH.Amdt. 1348At 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 to implement EPA rule (03/14/2016) on risk management programs for accidental release preventionNoCAA
7/13/2016Rep. Smith, Jason [R-MO-8]114thH.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)NoCAA
7/13/2016Rep. Loudermilk, Barry [R-GA-11]114thH.Amdt. 1334At 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 CAANoCAA
7/13/2016Rep. Jenkins, Evan H. [R-WV-3]114thH.Amdt. 1328At 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 CAANoCAA
7/13/2016Sen. Heitkamp, Heidi [D-ND]114thS. 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 FFsNoCAA
7/7/2016Rep. Jenkins, Evan H. [R-WV-3]114thH.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)NoCAA
6/21/2016Rep. Calvert, Ken [R-CA-42]114thH.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 involving fed. govt. under CAA, CWA, or ESA; requires EPA to evaluate employment impacts of actionsNoCAA
6/16/2016Sen. Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK]114thS. 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 emissions from forest biomassNoCAA
4/28/2016Sen. Thune, John [R-SD]114th S.2899 Zika Response and Regulatory Relief Act Amends the CWA by revising requirements for state permit programs under the NPDESNo CWA
4/28/2016Sen. Capito, Shelley Moore [R-WV]114thS. 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 feasibility in SIPs (Capito introduces a similar bill - S. 263 - in 2017-18)NoCAA
4/28/2016Sen. Warner, Mark R. [D-VA]114thS. 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 moreNoCAA
3/23/2016Rep. Price, Tom [R-GA-6]114thH.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 costlyNoCAA
3/17/2016Rep. Olson, Pete [R-TX-22]114thH.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 feasibility in SIPs (Olson introduces a similar bill - H.R. 806 - in 2017-18)NoCAA
3/9/2016Sen. Burr, Richard [R-NC]114thS. 2659RPM Act of 2016Allows modification of vehicle air emission controls if vehicle used solely for competition (see H.R. 350 from 2017-18)NoCAA
3/7/2016Rep. McHenry, Patrick T. [R-NC-10]114thH.R. 4715RPM Act of 2016Allows modification of vehicle air emission controls if vehicle used solely for competition (see H.R. 350 from 2017-18)NoCAA
2/12/2016Rep. Johnson, Bill [R-OH-6]114thH.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 completeNoCAA
2/11/2016Rep. Perry, Scott [R-PA-4]114thH.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)NoCAA
1/12/2016Rep. Buck, Ken [R-CO-4]114thH.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 programNoCAA
12/16/2015Rep. Olson, Pete [R-TX-22]114thH.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 complianceNoCAA
12/15/2015Rep. Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [R-WI-5]114thH.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 stateNoCAA
12/10/2015Sen. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT]114thS. 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) NoCAA
12/3/2015Rep. Rothfus, Keith J. [R-PA-12]114thH.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)NoCAA
12/3/2015Rep. Noem, Kristi L. [R-SD-At Large]114thH.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 producersNoCAA
12/1/2015Rep. Rice, Tom [R-SC-7]114th H.R.4149 Discouraging Frivolous Lawsuits Act Amends the CWA to revise requirements concerning citizen suits. Litigation costs (including reasonable attorney and expert witness fees) must be awarded to the prevailing party. No CWA
11/17/2015Rep. Fleming, John [R-LA-4]114thH.R. 4037Keeping Oil and Natural Gas Flowing for Consumers ActProhibits EPA from regulating methane emissions from oil or natural gas productionNoCAA
11/16/2015Rep. Flores, Bill [R-TX-17]114thH.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)NoCAA
11/3/2015Rep. Palmer, Gary J. [R-AL-6]114th H.R.3880 Stopping EPA Overreach Act of 2015Amends the CAA to exclude carbon dioxide, water vapor, methane, nitrous oxide, hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons, and sulfur hexafluoride pollution from the scope of that Act. No CWA
11/3/2015Rep. Palmer, Gary J. [R-AL-6]114thH.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; nullifies certain GHG rules; prohibits any EPA regulation that would have negative impact on employmentNoCAA
10/26/2015Sen. McConnell, Mitch [R-KY]114thS.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) NoCAA
10/26/2015Rep. Whitfield, Ed [R-KY-1]114thH.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" NoCAA
10/22/2015Rep. Rothfus, Keith J. [R-PA-12]114thH.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)NoCAA
10/8/2015Rep. LaMalfa, Doug [R-CA-1]114thH.R. 3710Safe Agriculture Production Act of 2015Provides for emergency agricultural use of methyl bromideNoCAA
10/5/2015Sen. Cochran, Thad [R-MS]114thS. 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-neutralNoCAA
10/2/2015Rep. Guthrie, Brett [R-KY-2]114thH.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 NoCAA
9/29/2015Rep. Ratcliffe, John [R-TX-4]114thH.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" NoCAA
9/28/2015Rep. Poe, Ted [R-TX-2]114thH.R. 3626Ensuring Affordable Energy ActProhibits use of EPA funds to impose cap & trade or any regulation on GHG emissionsNoCAA
9/28/2015Sen. Cantwell, Maria [D-WA]114thS. 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 stuffNoCAA
9/24/2015Sen. Hatch, Orrin G. [R-UT]114thS. 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)NoCAA
9/17/2015Sen. Ernst, Joni [R-IA]114th S.J.Res.22A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency relating to the definition of "waters of the United States" under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act.Nullifies the rule submitted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the EPA relating t othe definition of "waters of the United States" under the CWA and published on June 29, 2015. Vetoed by President CWA
9/9/2015Sen. Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK]114thS. 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 programNoCAA
9/9/2015Sen. Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK]114thS. 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 defendantNoCAA
9/8/2015Rep. Walorski, Jackie [R-IN-2]114thH.R. 3454Gas Accessibility and Stabilization Act of 2015Allows EPA to waive fuel mandates if problem with distribution or delivery of additivesNoCAA
7/31/2015Rep. Hurt, Robert [R-VA-5]114th H.R.3434Commonsense Permitting for Job Creation Act of 2015Amends the CWA to revise requirements for permit guidelines applicable to the designation of disposal sites for discharges of dredged or fill material into waters of the United States. No CWA
7/29/2015Rep. Hunter, Duncan D. [R-CA-50] 114th H.R.3353To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to limit attorney fees and penalties in citizen suits, and for other purposes Amends the CWA to limit the amount that may be awarded for the costs of litigation in citizen suitsNo CWA
7/9/2015Rep. Wagner, Ann [R-MO-2]114thH.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 emissionsNoCAA
7/8/2015Rep. Westmoreland, Lynn A. [R-GA-3]114th H.amdt.633 to H.R.2822H.amdt.633 to H.R.2822An amendment to prohibit the use of funds to pay legal fees purusant to a settlement in any case, in which the Federal Government is a party, that arises under the CAA, the CWA, or the ESA. No CWA
7/8/2015Rep. Grothman, Glenn [R-WI-6]114thH.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 monitorNoCAA
7/8/2015Rep. Westmoreland, Lynn A. [R-GA-3]114thH.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)NoCAA
7/7/2015Rep. Weber, Randy K., Sr. [R-TX-14]114thH.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)NoCAA
6/25/2015Sen. Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK]114th S.1701Infrastructure Rehabilitation Act of 2015Amends the CWA to allow the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to forgo providing notice or opportunity for public hearings when issuing permits for the discharge of dredged or fill material into the navigable waters at specified disposals sites in the event of a natural disaster that has damaged transportation infrastructureNo CWA
6/23/2015Rep. Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [R-WI-5]114thH.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 yearNoCAA
6/23/2015Sen. Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK]114thS. 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 standardNoCAA
6/18/2015Rep. Marino, Tom [R-PA-10] 114th H.R.2934To enact certain laws relating to the environment as title 55, United States Code, "Environment". This bill replaces certain environmental laws in the United States Code with provisions in the new Title 55, Environment, as part of an effort to consolidate environmental acts found in several sections of the code into one title. No CWA
6/18/2015Rep. Marino, Tom [R-PA-10]114thH.R. 2834To enact certain laws relating to the environment as title 55, United States Code, "Environment".Supposed to consolidate several major environmental laws, but includes the House version of CAA sec. 111(d) which apparently limits regulation of power plants to mercury only.NoCAA
6/18/2015Rep. Calvert, Ken [R-CA-42]114thH.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 limitationNoCAA
6/16/2015Rep. Grothman, Glenn [R-WI-6]114thH.R. 2792Manufacturers First Act of 2015Locks in current NAAQS and prohibits revisionNoCAA
6/16/2015Sen. Cassidy, Bill [R-LA]114thS. 1584Renewable Fuel Standard Repeal ActRepeals RFS + requirements for assessment of impacts thereofNoCAA
6/10/2015Sen. Lee, Mike [R-UT]114thS. 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 programNoCAA
6/10/2015Rep. DeSantis, Ron [R-FL-6]114thH.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 programNoCAA
6/9/2015Rep. Thornberry, Mac [R-TX-13]114th H.R.2705Federal Regulatory Certainty for Water Act Nullifies the EPA's Clean Water Rule signed on May 27, 2015, which describes the scope of the CWA. No CWA
6/4/2015Rep. Mullin, Markwayne [R-OK-2]114thH.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 206NoCAA
6/3/2015Sen. Crapo, Mike [R-ID] 114th S.1500Sensible Environmental Protection Act of 2015Amends the FIFRA and the CWA to prohibit the EPA or state from requiring a permiti under CWA for a discharge from a point source into navigable waters of: pesticide authorized under FIFRA or a residue resulting from the application of the pesticideNo CWA
6/3/2015Rep. Kelly, Mike [R-PA-3]114thH.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 ratesNoCAA
5/21/2015Rep. Salmon, Matt [R-AZ-5]114th H.R.2556To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to repeal the authorization for program development and implementation grants for coastal recreation water quality monitoring and notification, and for other purposes.Amends the CWA to repeal the EPA's authority to make grants to states or local governments for monitoring water quality standards for pathogens, or disease-causing organisms, in coastal recreation waters adjacent to beaches that are used by the public and notifying the public when those standards are exceeded No CWA
5/21/2015Rep. Stefanik, Elise M. [R-NY-21]114thH.R. 2560Common Sense Waiver Act of 2015Allows EPA to waive emission standards for asbestos for building demolitions if building is condemned and structurally unsoundNoCAA
5/21/2015Rep. Scalise, Steve [R-LA-1]114thH.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 permitsNoCAA
5/21/2015Sen. Capito, Shelley Moore [R-WV]114thS. 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 permitsNoCAA
5/19/2015Rep. Dold, Robert J. [R-IL-10]114thH.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 stuffNoCAA
5/13/2015Sen. Capito, Shelley Moore [R-WV]114thS. 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 ratesNoCAA
5/12/2015Sen. Heitkamp, Heidi [D-ND]114thS. 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' NoCAA
5/11/2015Sen. Cassidy, Bill [R-LA]114thS. 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 leasingNoCAA
5/7/2015Sen. Donnelly, Joe [D-IN]114thS. 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)NoCAA
5/1/2015Rep. LaMalfa, Doug [R-CA-1]114th H.Amdt.209 to H.R.2028Further Continuing and Security Assistance Appropriations Act, 2017Amendment to prohibit use of funds to implement, administer, or enforce the requirement in the Code of Federal Regulations, that activities identified in the CWA must be established or ongoing in order to receive an exemption under the Act. Agreed to by recorded vote CWA
4/30/2015Sen. Flake, Jeff [R-AZ]114th S.1178Defending Rivers from Overreaching Policies Act of 2015Requires the Army Corps and the EPA to establish: (1) a Supplemental Scientific Review Panel to make recommendations regarding metrics to quantify the connection between any body of water or wetland and a traditionally navigable water, and (2) an Ephemeral and Intermittent Streams Advisory Commission to develop criteria to define whether a body of water or wetland has a significant nexus to a traditional navigable water using the metrics developed by the review panel No CWA
4/29/2015Rep. Johnson, Sam [R-TX-3]114thH.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 officesNoCAA
4/28/2015Rep. Whitfield, Ed [R-KY-1]114thH.R. 2042Ratepayer Protection Act of 2015Delays enforcement of certain EPA rules on carbon pollution; requires EPA to treat hydropower as renewable energyNoCAA
4/24/2015Rep. Dent, Charles W. [R-PA-15]114thH.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.CAA
4/23/2015Rep. Walberg, Tim [R-MI-7] 114th R.1993Flexibility to Farm Act Permits the chief executive of a state to create exemptions from federal environmental laws and regulations for farmers that are adversely affected by the requirementsNo CWA
4/23/2015Rep. Walberg, Tim [R-MI-7]114thH.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 combustionNoCAA
4/22/2015Rep. Blum, Rod [R-IA-1]114thH.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 waiverNoCAA
4/16/2015Sen. Paul, Rand [R-KY] 114th S.980 Defense of Environment and Property Act of 2015Amends the CWA to specify the types of water bodies that are "navigable waters" and therefore fall under the scope of the Act. Groundwater is considered to be state water. No CWA
4/13/2015Rep. Shuster, Bill [R-PA-9]114th H.R.1732Regulatory Integrity Protection Act of 2015Requires the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the EPA to withdraw, within 30 days, the proposed rule, "Definition of 'Waters of the US' Under the CWA," dated April 21, 2014, describing the water bodies that fall under the scope of the CWA as well as any final rule based on the proposed rule Passed in House CWA
4/13/2015Rep. Smith, Adrian [R-NE-3]114thH.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)NoCAA
3/26/2015Rep. Latta, Robert E. [R-OH-5]114th H.R.1705Clean Water Affordability Act of 2015Amends the CWA to require the EPA to establish a comprehensive and integrated planning approach to the permit obligations under the NPDES program of a publicly owned treatment works or a municipal separate storm sewer system. No CWA
3/26/2015Sen. Paul, Rand [R-KY]114thS. 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 waiverNoCAA
3/25/2015Sen. Barrasso, John [R-WY]114th S.Amdt.347 to S.Con.Res.11S.Amdt.347 to S.Con.Res.11To establish a spending-neutral reserve fund to keep the CWA focused on protection of water quality, to establish bright lines for Federal jurisdiction, and to create clear and unambiguous exemptions for features that the Administrator of the EPA or the Secretary of the Army claim they are not seeking to regulate. Amendment agreed to in Senate CWA
3/25/2015Rep. Graves, Sam [R-MO-6]114th H.R.1623To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to increase the length of time for a certain permit Amends the CWA to authorize states to issue permits to discharge pollutants into navigable waters for up to 20 years. No CWA
3/19/2015Rep. Bridenstine, Jim [R-OK-1]114thH.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 emissions; requires analysis of employment impacts of any EPA rule; and much more. NoCAA
3/19/2015Sen. Inhofe, James M. [R-OK]114thS. 828Fracturing Regulations are Effective in State Hands ActGives states sole authority to regulate frackingNoCAA
3/18/2015Sen. Cruz, Ted [R-TX]114thS. 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 emissions; requires analysis of employment impacts of any EPA rule; and much more. NoCAA
3/18/2015Sen. Paul, Rand [R-KY]114thS. 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)NoCAA
3/4/2015Rep. Salmon, Matt [R-AZ-5]114thH.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)NoCAA
3/4/2015Rep. Olson, Pete [R-TX-22]114thH.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)NoCAA
3/3/2015Sen. Flake, Jeff [R-AZ]114thS. 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)NoCAA
3/3/2015Sen. Flake, Jeff [R-AZ]114thS. 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)NoCAA
3/2/2015Rep. McKinley, David B. [R-WV-1]114th H.R.1203To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to clarify that the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency does not have the authority to disapprove a permit after it has been issued by the Secretary of the Army under section 404 of such Act.Amends CWA to remove the authority of the EPA to prohibit the specification, or restrict the use, of an area as a disposal site for discharges of dredged or fill materials into waters of the United States once the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has issued a permit for the discharge No CWA
2/26/2015Sen. Heitkamp, Heidi [D-ND]114thS. 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 projectsNoCAA
2/26/2015Sen. Toomey, Pat [R-PA]114thS. 577Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination Act of 2015Eliminates corn ethanol mandate for renewable fuel standards, leaves requirements for advanced biofuels in placeNoCAA
2/24/2015Rep. Mulvaney, Mick [R-SC-5]114thH.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 metropolitan statistical areas do not include counties within that are in compliance with NAAQSNoCAA
2/13/2015Rep. Hunter, Duncan D. [R-CA-50] 114th H.R.980Vessel Incidental Discharge Act Requires the Coast Guard to establish and implement enforceable uniform national standards for the regulation of discharges incidental to the normal operation of a vessel into navigable waters. No CWA
2/11/2015Rep. Gibbs, Bob [R-OH-7]114th H.R.896Regulatory Certainty Act of 2015Amends the CWA to limit the period during which the EPA may prohibit the specification, or restrict the use, of an area as a disposal site for discharges of dredged or fill materials into waters of the United States No CWA
2/11/2015Rep. Gibbs, Bob [R-OH-7]114th H.R.897Zika Vector Control Act Amends the FIFRA and the CWA to prohibit the EPA or a state from requiring a permit until Sept. 30, 2018, under the CWA for a discharge from a point source into navigable waters of a pesticide authorized for sale, distribution, or use under FIFRA, or a residue resulting from the application of the pesticide. Passed in the House CWA
2/4/2015Sen. Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK]114th S.371 A bill to remove a limitation on a prohibition relating to permits for discharges incidental to normal operation of vessels Makes permanent a temporary exemption from permit requirements of the NPDES under the CWANo CWA
2/4/2015Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] 114th S.373Vessel Incidental Discharge Act Requires the Coast Guard to establish and implement enforceable uniform national standards for the regulation of discharges incidental to the normal operation of a vessel into navigable waters. Must (1) be based on the best available technology economically achievable, and (2) supersede any permitting requirement or prohibition on discharges incidental to the normal operation of a vessel under any other provision No CWA
2/4/2015Rep. Goodlatte, Bob [R-VA-6]114thH.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)NoCAA
2/4/2015Rep. Goodlatte, Bob [R-VA-6]114thH.R. 703Renewable Fuel Standard Elimination ActRepeals renewable fuel program (see H.R. 1314 from 2017-18)NoCAA
2/4/2015Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-15]114thH.R. 740Clean Vehicles Incentive Act of 2015Tax credits for business in nonattainment areas for use of 'clean-fuel' vehicles and 'clean-burning fuel'; tax credits for hybrids but only within nonattainment areasNoCAA
1/28/2015Rep. Gosar, Paul a. [R-AZ-4]114th H.R.594Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act of 2015Prohibits the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the EPA from developing and more the proposed rule entitled "Definition of 'Waters of the United States' Under the CWA." or using the proposed rule as the basis for any rulemaking or decision regarding the scope or enforcement of the CWA.No CWA
1/22/2015Sen. Vitter, David [R-LA]114th S.234Regulatory Fairness Act of 2015Amends the CWA to define the period of time in which the EPA is authorized to restrict or deny a permit for the discharge of dredged or fill materials into navigable waters No CWA
1/21/2015Rep. Burgess, Michael C. [R-TX-26]114thH.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)NoCAA
1/7/2015Sen. Vitter, David [R-LA]114th S.54 Regulatory Fairness Act of 2015Amends the CWA to define the period fo time in which the EPA is authorized to restrict or deny a permit for the discharge of dredged or fill materials into naviagalbe waters NoCWA
1/7/2015Sen. Vitter, David [R-LA]114th S.106Ending Legacy Lawsuit Abuse Act Amends the CWA to allow a defendant to remove from a state court to the U.S. district court a civil action involving a claim of environmental contamination that impacts or threatens to impact waters of the United States subject to the jurisdiction of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. No CWA
1/7/2015Sen. Vitter, David [R-LA]114thS. 88General Duty Clarification Act of 2015Clarifies definition of 'accidental release' of a hazardous substance, prevents EPA from mandating specific designs/approaches to manufacturing, processing, handling, and storageNoCAA
11/19/2014Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] 113th S.2943A bill to amend Public Law 110-299 to extend the time period during which permits are not required for certain discharges incidental to the normal operation of vessels Extends the time period during which the EPA and any state with a state permit program are prohibited from requiring a NPDES permit under the CWA for a vessel that is less than 79 feet in length or a fishing vessel for any discharge: (1) of effluent from properly functioning margine engines and more or (2) that is incidental to the normal operation of those vessels No CWA
9/18/2014Rep. Weber, Randy K., Sr. [R-TX-14]113th H.R.5665Clear the Air with Congress Act of 2014Amends the CAA to require the EPA to submit to Congress a report, made available to the public, before issuing any rule proposing a new or revised (1) primary NAAQ standard for ozone or (2) secondary NAAQ standard for ozone (for pollutants considered harmful to public welfare)No CAA
9/18/2014Rep. Hunter, Duncan D. [R-CA-50] 113th H.R.5609 Vessel Incidental Discharge Act Sets forth provisions concerning standards for waste water discharges incidental to the normal operation of a vessel, including discharges of ballast waterNo CWA
9/15/2014Rep. Terry, Lee [R-NE-2]113th H.R.2American Energy Solutions for Lower Costs and More American Jobs Act A presidental permit shall not be required for pipeline described by TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, L.P. to the Dept. of State for the Keystone XL pipelinePassed in HouseCAA
7/31/2014Rep. Mulvaney, Mick [R-SC-5]113th H.R.5360 American Renaissance in Manufacturing Act Amends Internal Revenue Code to reduce to 25% of taxable income the income tax rate for corporations (currently, the max rate is 35%). No CAA
7/30/2014Rep. Wagner, Ann [R-MO-2] 113th H.R. 5300EPA Regulatory Domestic Benefit Act of 2014 Prohibits the EPA from issuing rule addressing emissions of carbon dioxide from any new or existing source that is an electric utility generating unit unless the regulatory impact analysis for the rule primarily considers the domestic benefits of the ruleNo CAA
7/29/2014Rep. Nugent, Richard B. [R-FL-11]113th H.Res.694Providing for consideration of the resolution (H. Res. 676) providing for authority to initiate litigation for actions by the President or other executive branch officials inconsistent with their duties under the Constitution of the United States; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 935) to amend the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to clarify Congressional intent regarding the regulation of the use of pesticides in or near navigable waters, and for other purposes; and providing for proceedings during the period from August 1, 2014, through September 5, 2014.Rule for consideration of the resolution providing for authority to initiate litigation for actions by the President or other executive branch officials Passed in HouseCWA
7/23/2014Sen. Vitter, David [R-LA]113th S.Res.512A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate regarding the EPA and the proposed rules and guidelines relating to carbon dioxide emissions from power plantsUrges the EPA to withdraw the proposed rules entitled (1) Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Generating Units and (2) Carbon Pollution Standards for Modified and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric Generating Units No CAA
7/17/2014Rep. Murphy, Patrick [D-FL-18] 113th H.R.5152Savings, Accountability, Value, and Efficiency III Act of 2014 Requires the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to issue software licensing policies for federal agencies No CAA
7/15/2014Rep. Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [R-FL-27]113th H.R.5107Fuel Choice for American Prosperity and Security Act of 2014 Revises requirements for calculating the average fuel economy for automobile manufacturers No CAA
7/11/2014Rep. Southerland, Steve II [R-FL-2]113th H.R.5078 Waters of the US Regulatory Overreach Protection Act of 2014 Prohibits the US Army Corps of Engineers and the EPA from developing the "definition of 'waters of the United States' under the CWA" and using the proposed or guidance as the basis for any rulemaking or decision regarding the scope or enforcement of the CWAPassed in House CWA
7/10/2014Sen. Hoeven, John [R-ND]113th S.2592 North Atlantic Energy Security Act Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to permit the use of rights of way for natural gas pipelines through public lands, forest, and other reservations of the US, and specified national parks in California No CAA
7/10/2014Rep. LaMalfa, Doug [R-CA-1]113th H.Amdt.1024 to H.R.4923H.Amdt.1024 to H.R.4923An amendment to prohibit the use of funds to regulate activities identified in subparagraphs (A) and (C ) of section 404(f)(1) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act or to limit the exemption in section 404(f)(1)(A) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to established or ongoing operations Agreed to by recorded vote CWA
6/25/2014Rep. Olson, Pete [R-TX-22] 113th H.R.4957Commonsense Legislative Exceptional Events Reforms Act of 2014Amends the CAA to revise the requirements for regulations that govern the review and handling of air quality monitoring data influenced by exceptional events.No CAA
6/25/2014Sen. Flake, Jeff [R-AZ]113th S.2526 Commonsense Legislative Exceptional Events Reforms Act of 2014Amends the CAA to revise the requirements for regulations that govern the review and handling of air quality monitoring data influenced by exceptional events.No CAA
6/24/2014Rep. Salmon, Matt [R-AZ-5]113th H.R. 4947Ozone Regulatory Delay and Extension of Assessment Length Act of 2014Amends the CAA to lengthen from 5 years to 10 years the intervals at which the EPA is required to review and revise air quality criteria and primary and secondary national ambient air quality standardsNo CAA
6/24/2014Sen. Flake, Jeff [R-AZ]113th S.2514 ORDEAL Act of 2014Amends the CAA to lengthen from 5 years to 10 years the intervals at which the EPA is required to review and revise air quality criteria and primary and secondary national ambient air quality standardsNo CAA
6/19/2014Sen. Barrasso, John113th S.2496Protecting Water and Property Rights Act of 2014Prohibits the Secretary of the Army and the Administrator of the EPA from (1) finalizing the proposed rule entitled "Definition of 'Waters of the United States' Under the Clean Water Act" or (2) using the proposed rule, or any substantially similar proposed rule or guidance, as the basis for any rulemaking or any decision regarding the scope or enforcement of the CWANo CWA
6/12/2014Rep. Daines, Steve [R-MT-At Large]113th H.R.4850Coal Jobs and Affordable Energy Protection Act of 2014Amends the CAA to prohibit the Administrator of the EPA from promulgating any regulation or guidance that limits new carbon dioxide emissions from a fossil fuel-fired power plant until it is certifiedNo CAA
6/12/2014Rep. Gibbs, Bob {R-OH-7] 113th H.R.4854 Regulatory Certainty Act of 2014Amends CWA to limit the period during which the EPA may prohibit the specification, or restrict the use, of an area as a disposal site for discharges of dredged or fill materials into waters of the US to the period that: begins on date that Army Corps of Engineers provides notice to the EPA and ends on the date that Corps issues the permit No CWA
6/5/2014Rep. Kelly, Mike [R-PA-3]113th H.R.4808Protecting Jobs, Families, and the Economy From EPA Overreach Act Amends the CAA to prohibit the Administrator of the EPA from promulgating any regulation or guidance that limits new carbon dioxide emissions from a fossil fuel-fired power plant until it is certifiedNo CAA
6/3/2014Sen. McConnell, Mitch [R-KY]113th S.2414Protecting Jobs, Families, and the Economy From EPA Overreach Act Amends the CAA to prohibit the Administrator of the EPA from promulgating any regulation or guidance that limits new carbon dioxide emissions from a fossil fuel-fired power plant until it is certifiedNo CAA
6/2/2014Rep. Olson, Pete [R-TX-22] 113th H.R.4799Clean Air Fairness Act of 2014Amends the CAA to revise provisions concerning implementation plans for national primary and secondary ambient air quality standardsNo CAA
5/30/2014Rep. Scalise, Steve [R-LA-1]113th H.R.4795Promoting New Manufacturing Act Requires the EPA to publish on its website for FY2008 and each subsequent fiscal year Passed in House CAA
5/9/2014Rep. Yoder, Kevin [R-KS-3]113th H.R.4654Lower Electric Bill Act of 2014Delays the implementation of the standards for mercury and hazardous air pollutants emitted from new power plants published on February 16, 2012No CAA
4/4/2014Rep. Luetkemeyer, Blaine [R-MO-3]113th H.R.4407Wood Stove Regulatory Relief Act of 2014Prohibits the Administrator of the EPA, for an 8 year period, from finalizing, issuing, implementing, or enforcing rules under the CAA applicable to any new source of air pollutants that is a residential wood heater, a residential hydronic heater, a forced-air furnace, or a residential masonry heater unless the rules comply with this ActNo CAA
3/27/2014Sen. Cruz, Ted [R-TX]113th S.2170American Energy Renaissance Act of 2014Amends the Natural Gas Act regarding natural gas exports to exclude from the expedited application and approval process any nation subject to sanctions or trade restrictions imposed by the US No CAA
3/26/2014Rep. Scalise, Steve [R-LA-1]113th H.R.4304 Jumpstarting Opportunities with Bold Solutions Act Repeals the Davis-Bacon Act (requires that locally prevailing wage rate be paid to various classes of laborers and mechanics) No CAA
3/26/2014Sen. Inhofe, James M. [R-OK]113th S.2161EPA Employment Impact Analysis Act Prohibits the Administrator of the EPA from proposing or finalizing any major rule under the CAA until after the administrator (1) completes economy-wide analysis (2) establishes a process to update such analysis No CAA
3/25/2014Sen. Vitter, David [R-LA]113th S.2156 Regulatory Fairness Act of 2014Amends the CWA to define the period of time which the Administrator of the EPA is authorized to restrict or deny a permit for the discharge of dredged or fill materials into navigable waters as the period that: begins on date that Secretary of the Army provides notice that Secretary has completed all procedures for processing an application for a permit for dredged or fill material and ends on date that Secretary issues permit No CWA
3/24/2014Rep. Bridenstine, Jim [R-OK-1]113th H.R.4286American Energy Renaissance Act of 2014Amends the Natural Gas Act regarding natural gas exports to exclude from the expedited application and approval process any nation subject to sanctions or trade restrictions imposed by the US No CAA
2/6/2014Rep. Campbell, John [R-CA-45]113th H.R.4013Low Volume Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Act of 2014Directs the Secretary of Transportation to exempt from certain federal motor vehicle safety and labeling standardsNo CAA
2/4/2014Sen. Inhofe, James M. [R-OK]113th S.1988A bill to allow States to waive regulations promulgated under the CAA relating to electric generating units under certain circumstances Allows a state to permanently waive any regulation relating to electric generating units promulgated by the Administrator of the EPA under the CAA if the state's governor certifies that the units are necessary for reasons of power reliability and affordabilityNo CAA
1/16/2014Rep. Duncan, Jeff [R-SC-3]113th H.R.3895EXPAND Act Declares that it is the policy of the US to reduce or eliminate financial, regulatory, and technical barriers to energy exploration and production No CAA
1/14/2014Rep. Latta, Robert E. [R-OH-5]113th H.R.3862Clean Water Affordability Act of 2014Amends the CWA to require the Administrator of the EPA to establish a comprehensive and integrated planning approach to the obligations concerning permits for pollutant discharges of a publicly owned permittee. No CWA
1/9/2014Rep. Whitfield, Ed [R-KY-1]113th H.R.3826Electricity Security and Affordability Act Prohibits the Administrator of the EPA from issuing, implementing, or enforcing any proposed or final rule under the CAA that establishes a performance standard for greenhouse gas emissions from any new source that is a fossil fuel-fired electric utility generating unit unless the rule meets specified requirements of this ActPassed in HouseCAA
1/9/2014Sen. Machin, Joe III [D-WV]113th S.1905Electricity Security and Affordability Act Prohibits the Administrator of the EPA from issuing, implementing, or enforcing any proposed or final rule under the CAA that establishes a performance standard for greenhouse gas emissions from any new source that is a fossil fuel-fired electric utility No CAA
12/12/2013Rep. McKinley, David B. [R-WV-1]113th H.R.3727Keep the EPA Honest Act of 2013Prohibits the Administrator of the EPA from proposing any standard of performance under the CAA for carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired electric utility generating units before finalizing and publishing a standard of performance for such emissions from new fossil fuel-fired electric utiltiy generating units No CAA
12/11/2013Rep. Kingston, Jack [R-GA-1]113th H.R.3702 Refinery Regulatory Reduction Act of 2013Delays, until a report is submitted by the Administrator of the EPA purusant to this Act and enactment of a law settling such date, the effective date of a final rule: (1) requiring a reduction in sulfur content of gasoline (2) establishing a standard of performance for new staitonary sources (3) concerning the emission of a greenhouse gas from a petroleum refinery No CAA
12/9/2013Sen. Vitter, David [R-LA]113th S.1781General Duty Clarification Act of 2013Amends the CAA, with respect to provisions relating to the prevention of accidental releases of hazardous air pollutants, to require the Administrator of the EPA to: (1) promulgate final regulations establishing criteria defining terms (2) issue guidelines to ensure enforcement of such provisions by the regional offices of EPA in a uniform and appropriate manner across all regions of the US No CAA
11/13/2013Rep. LoBiondo, Frank A. [R-NJ-2]113th H.R.3464Commercial Vessel Discharges Reform Act of 2013Amends the CWA to prohibit a permit from being required under such Act for discharge incidential to the normal operation of a covered vessel No CWA
10/29/2013Rep. Thornberry, Mac [R-TX-13]113th H.R.3377Defense of Environment and Property Act of 2013Amends the CWA to redefine "navigable waters" to specify that included territorial seas are those that are (1) navigable in fact or (2) permanent, standing, or continuously flowing bodies of water and moreÉNoCWA
9/25/2013Rep. McKinley, David B. [R-WV-1]113th H.J.Res.64Disapproving a rule submitted by the EPA relating to "Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units". Disapproves the rule submitted by the Administrator of the EPA on September 20, 2013, relating to "Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units" under the CAA.No CAA
9/19/2013Rep. Capito, Shelley Moore [R-WV-2] 113th H.R.3140Ensure Reliable and Affordable American Energy Act of 2013Amends the CAA to prohibit a regulation concerning emissions of carbon dioxide from a fossil-fuel fired electric generating unit to address climate change from taking effect until the Administrator of the EPA certifies that a sufficient number of countries have put into effect regulations concerning such emissions No CAA
8/2/2013Rep. Latta, Robert E. [R-OH-5]113th H.R.3033Energy Security and Employment Act Amends the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006 to repeal the moratorium on oil and gas leasing in certain areas of the Gulf of Mexico No CAA
8/1/2013Rep. Shuster, Bill [R-PA-9]113th H.R.2916Domestic Energy Production Protection Act of 2013Requires the Administrator of the EPA to submit for analysis by OIRA a proposed rule or guidance under the CAA that may reduce the level of energy output in a specified sector before such a rule or guidance may take effect. No CAA
8/1/2013Sen. Hoeven, John [R-ND]113th S.1482Empower States Act of 2013Amends the Mineral Leasing Act to prohibit the Secretary of the Interior from issuing or promulgating any guideline or regulation relating to oil or gas exploration or production on federal land in a state if the state has otherwise met the requirementsNo CAA
8/1/2013Rep. Hurt, Robert [R-VA-5]113th H.R.2937Commonsense Permitting for Job Creation Act of 2013Amends the CWA to prevent guidelines applicable to permits for the discharge of dredged or fill material into the navigable waters at disposal sites from prohibiting specification of a site due to lack of final site plan resulting from the lack of an identified end user or industryNo CWA
7/31/2013Sen. Hoeven, John [R-ND]113th S.1401 Domestic Energy and Jobs Act Directs the President to establish the Transportation Fuels Regulatory Committee to analyze and report on the cumulative impacts of certain covered rules and actions under the CAANo CAA
7/17/2013Rep. Chabot, Steve [R-OH-1] 113th H.R.2707Clean Water Compliance and Ratepayer Affordability Act of 2013Requires the Administrator of the EPA to carry out a pilot program to work cooperatively with municipalities to develop and implement integrated plans to meet their wastewater and stormwater obligations under CWA in a cost-effective and flexible manner and consistent with Integrated and Municipal Stormwater and Wastewater Approach Framework issued by EPA in May 2012No CWA
7/10/2013Rep. Lucas, Frank D. [R-OK-3]113th H.R.2642Agricultural Act of 2014Repeals: (1) direct payments under the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008, and (2) countercyclical payments and the average crop revenue election program (ACRE) under the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008. YesCWA
7/10/2013Rep. LaMalfa, Doug [R-CA-1]113th H.Amdt.313 to H.R.2609H.Amdt.313 to H.R.2609Amendment to prohibit use of funds to regulate activities identified in subparagraphs (A) and (C ) of section 404(f)(1) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1344(f)(1)(A),(C )). Agreed to by voice voteCWA
6/28/2013Rep. Hurt, Robert [R-VA-5]113th H.R.2581Preserving Rural Resources Act of 2013Amends the CWA to replace a requirement that a permit be obtained for any discharge of dredged or fill material into the navigable waters incidental to any activityNo CWA
6/26/2013Rep. Gohmert, Louie [R-TX-1]113th H.R.2513Fracturing Regulations are Effective in State Hands Act Grants any state sole authority to enforce any regulation, guidance, or permit requirement with regard to the underground injection of fluids or propping agents within boundaries of that stateNo CAA
6/26/2013Sen. Inhofe, James M. [R-OK]113th S.1234Fracturing Regulations are Effective in State Hands Act Grants any state sole authority to promulgate or enforce any regulation, guidance, or permit requirement regarding the treatment of a well by the application of fluids under pressure to which propping agents may be added for the expressly designed purpose of initiating or propagating fractures in a target geologic formation to enhance productionNo CAA
5/23/2013Rep. McKinley, David B. [R-WV-1]113th H.R.2127To prohibit the Administrator of the EPA from finalizing any rule imposing any standard of performance for carbon dioxide emissions from any existing or new source that is a fossil fuel-fired electric utility generating unit unless and until carbon capture and storage is found to be technologically and economically feasible Prohibits the Administrator of the EPA from finalizing any rule imposing a standard of performance under the CAA for carbon dioxide emissions from any existing source that is a fossil fuel fired electric utility generating unit untilÉNo CAA
5/22/2013Sen. Barrasso, John [R-WY]113th S.1006Preserve the Waters of the United States Act Prohibits the Secretary of the Army and the Administrator of the EPA from: (1) finalizing the proposed guidance described in the notice of availability and request for comments entitled "EPA and Army Corps of Engineers Guidance Regarding Identification of Waters Protected by the CWA" or (2) using such guidance as basis for any decision regarding scope of CWA No CWA
5/21/2013Rep. Thornberry, Mac [R-TX-13]113th H.R.2081No More Excuses Energy Act of 2013Amends the Internal Revenue Code to (1) allow the issuance of tax-exempt facility bonds for the financing of domestic use oil refinery faciltiies (2) extend the tax credit for a facility using wind to produce electricity (with specified reductions to phase-out the credit over the course of the extension), (3) set the rate of the excise tax on liquefied natural gas (4) extend through 2014 the excise tax credit for alternative fuel (5) allow tax credits for the production of electricity from nuclear energy and the production of fuel from certain onshore wells, and (6) repeal the minimum gas capture requirement for purposes of carbon dioxide sequestration tax credit No CAA
5/16/2013Rep. Herrera Beutler, Jaime [R-WA-3] 113th H.R.2026Silviculture Regulatory Consistency Act of 2013Amends the CWA to prohibit the Administrator of the EPA from requiring, or from promulgating regulations that direct a state to require, a permit under the national pollutant discharge elimination system for a discharge of stormwater runoff resulting from the conduct of the following silviculture activitiesNo CWA
5/13/2013Rep. Lucas, Frank D. [R-OK-3]113th H.R.1947 Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013Repeals, but continues for crop year 2013: (1) direct payments (2) countercyclical payments, and (3) the average crop revenue election program (ACRE) Failed by recorded vote: 195 - 234CWA
5/13/2013Rep. Mica, John L.113th H.R.1948Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act of 2013Amends the CWA to prohibit the Administrator of the EPA from promulgating a revised or new water quality standard for a pollutant when Administrator has approved state standard, taking action to supersede a state's determination that a discharge will comply with effluent limitations and more, withdrawing approval of a state program under NPDES and more, and denying the use of an area as a disposal site for discharge into navigable waters in a permit if discharge will result in unacceptable adverse effectNo CWA
5/8/2013Rep. Bishop, Rob [R-UT-1] 113th H.R.1881Energy Production and Project Delivery Act of 2013Deemds the Secretary of Interior to have (1) approved the Draft Proposed Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program 2010-2015 (2) issued a final EISNo CAA
5/7/2013Sen. Paul, Rand [R-KY] 113th S.890Defense of Environment and Property Act of 2013Amends the CWA to redefine "navigable waters" to specify that included territorial seas are those that are (1) navigable in fact or (2) permanent, standing, or continuously flowing bodies of water and moreÉNo CWA
5/6/2013Sen. McConnell, Mitch [R-KY]113th S.861A bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to provide guidance and clarification regarding issuing new and renewal permits, and for other purposesAmends the CWA to revise the NPDES to require the Administrator of the EPA or a state acting purusant to an equivalent approved state program (permitting authority) to base a determination on approving a new or renewed permit covering discharges from a structure only on compliance with regulations issued by such permitting authority...and more No CWA
4/10/2013Rep. Burgess, Michael C. [R-TX-26] 113th H.R.1469LEVEL Act Amends the CAA to revise the renewable fuel programNo CAA
3/20/2013Rep. Walberg, Tim [R-MI-7] 113th H.R.1304Flexibility to Farm Act Permits the chief executive of a state to exempt farmers from a federal environmental law by determining that it is unduly burdensome. No CAA
3/4/2013Rep. Gibbs, Bob [R-OH-7]113th H.R.935 Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2014Amends FIFRA and CWA to prohibit the Administrator of the EPA or a state from requiring a permit under the CWA for a discharge from a point source into navigable waters of a pesticide authorized for sale, distribution, or use under FIFRA or the residue of such a pesticide, resulting from the application of such pesticidePassed in HouseCWA
2/28/2013Rep. Pompeo, Mike [R-KS-4]113th H.R.888General Duty Clarification Act of 2013Amends the CAA with respect to provisions relating to the prevention of accidental releases of hazardous air pollutants, to require the Administrator of the EPA to (1) promulgate final regulations establishing criteria defining terms (2) issue guidelines to ensure that enforcement of such provisions is handled by the regional offices of EPA in a uniform and appropriate manner across all regions of the US NoCAA
2/14/2013Rep. Latta, Robert E. [R-OH-5]113th H.R.724To amend the CAA to remove the requirement for dealer certification of new light-duty motor vehiclesAmends the CAA to remove the requirement that a dealer of new light-duty motor vehicles furnish a certification to the purchaser that the vehicle conforms to applicable regulations concerning emission standards, including notice of warranty rights should the vehicle fail to conform to such regulations.Yes CAA
2/13/2013Sen. Johanns, Mike [R-NE] 113th S.319A bill to require the Administrator of the EPA to provide adequate data, modeling, and support in the development of a State implementation plan under the CAARequires the EPA, for any rule or significant regulatory action relating to state implementation plans for national primary and secondary ambient air quality standards, to timely provide on the request of a state or other government entity involved in the development of such plan the following in order to comply with the regulatory actionNo CAA
2/12/2013Rep. Poe, Ted [R-TX-2]113th H.R.621Ensuring Affordable Energy Act Prohibits any funds appropriated or otherwise available for the Administrator of the EPA from being used to implement or enforce (1) cap and trade program (2) statuory or regulatory requirement pertaining to emissions of one or more greenhouse gases from stationary sources that is issued or becomes applicable or effective after the date of enactment of this Act No CAA
2/6/2013Rep. McKinley, David B. [R-WV-1]113th H.R.524To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to clarify that the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency does not have the authority to disapprove a permit after it has been issued by the Secretary of the Army under section 404 of such Act.To amend the CWA to remove the authority of the EPA to prohibit the specification of an area as a disposal site for discharges of dredged or fill materials into waters of the United States once the Army Corps of Engineers has issued a permit No CWA
1/4/2013Rep. McClintock, Tom [R-CA-4]113th H.R.202To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to limit citizens suits against publicly owned treatment works, to provide for defenses, to extend the period of a permit, to limit attorneys fees, and for other purposesAmends the CWA to prohibit a citizen suit from being commenced against a publicly owned treatment works: (1) to enforce an effluent standard or limitation unless the POTW is insignificant non-compliance as defined in the EPA's guidance document or (2) that is insignificant non-compliance based on a manual designation as defined by such guidance doc No CWA
9/21/2012Rep. Berg, Rick [R-ND-At Large]112th H.R. 6501 Energy Consumer Protection Act of 2012Prohibits EPA from finalizing proposed rule under CAA if a State regulatory authority gives notice that such a rule will lead to a 3% or greater increase in the price of electricity for end-use consumers. No CAA
9/21/2012Rep. Cravaack, Chip [R-MN-8]112th H.R. 6507Promoting Nuanced Taconite Regulations Act of 2012To provide that any State implementation plan submitted purusant to the CAA to address impairment of visibility shall apply for such State until 2022 with respect to emissions from taconite ore processing facilities, and for other purposes. No CAA
9/11/2012Sen. Roberts, Pat [R-KS]112th S. 3529 General Duty Clarification Act of 2012To amend the CAA to clarify a certain provision relating to prevention of accidental releases. NoCAA
8/2/2012Rep. Pompeo, Mike [R-KS-4]112th H.R. 6345General Duty Clarification Act of 2012To amend section 112(r) of the CAA (relating to prevention of accidental releases) No CAA
7/24/2012Rep. McKinley, David B. [R-WV-1]112th H.R. 6172 To prohibit the Administrator of the EPA from finalizing any rule imposing any standard of performance for carbon dioxide emissions from any existing or new source that is a fossil fuel-fired electric utility generating unit unless and until carbon capture and storage is found to be technologically and economically feasible. Prohibits EPA from finalizing any rule imposing a standard of performance for carbon dioxide emissions that is fossil fuel-fired electric utility generating unit unless specified officials submit to Congress a report. No CAA
7/10/2012Rep. Smith, Adrian [R-NE-3]112th H.R.6093 To establish a moratorium on aerial surveillance conducted by the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Prohibits the Administrator of the EPA from conducting aerial surveillance in exercising any authority under the CWA for 1 year after enactment of this Act No CWA
7/9/2012Rep. Lucas, Frank D. [R-OK-3]112th H.R. 6083 Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2012 Repeals, but continues for crop year 2012: direct payments, countercyclical payments, and the average crop revenue election program No CWA
6/29/2012Rep. Buerkle, Ann Marie [R-NY-25]112th H.R. 6075To permit the chief executive of a State to create an exemption from certain requirements of Federal environmental laws for producers of agricultural commodities, and for other purposes. Permits the chief executive of a state to exempt farmers from a federal environmental law by determining that it is unduly burdensome. No CAA
6/29/2012Rep. Buerkle, Ann Marie [R-NY-25]112th H.R.6075 To permit the chief executive of a State to create an exemption from certain requirements of Federal environmental laws for producers of agricultural commodities, and for other purposes. Permits the chief executive of a state to exempt farmers from a federal environmental law by determining that it is unduly burdensome. No CWA
4/27/2012Rep. Mica, John L [R-FL-7] 112th H.R.4965 To preserve existing rights and responsibilities with respect to waters of the US, and for other purposes Prohibits the Secretary of the Army and the Admnistrator of the EPA from finalizing proposed guidance or using such guidance as basis for decision regarding scope of CWA. No CWA
4/25/2012Sen. Hatch, Orrin G. [R-UT] 112th S. 2365WEST Act To promote the economic and energy security of the United States, and for other purposes. No CWA
4/25/2012Sen. Hatch, Orrin G. [R-UT] 112th S. 2365WEST Act Amends the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to direct (current law authorizes) the Secretary of the Interior to require a lessee operating under an approved exploration plan to obtain a permit No CWA
4/24/2012Rep. Gradner, Cory [R-CO-R]112th H.R. 4480 Domestic Energy and Jobs Act To direct the DOE to develop a plan to increase the percentage of federal lands leased for oil and gas exploration, development, and production under the jurisdiction of USDA, of Energy, Interior, DOD, and submerged lands of the OCSPassed in HouseCAA
3/29/2012Rep. Gohmert, Louie [R-TX-1]112th H.R. 4322 Fracturing Regulations are Effective in State Hands Act Grants any state sole authority to enforce any regulation, guidance, or permit requirement with regard to the underground injection of fluids or propping agents within boundaries of that stateNo CAA
3/29/2012Rep. Duncan, Jeff [R-SC-3]112th H.R. 4301 EXPAND Act To contribute to the growth of the American economy and the strength of American national security by streamlining regulatory permitting procedures and increasing domestic production from all energy sources No CAA
3/29/2012Rep. Rooney, Thomas J. [R-FL-16] 112th H.R.4304 Defense of Environment and Property Act of 2012 Amends CWA to redefine "navigable waters" No CWA
3/28/2012Sen. Inhofe, James M. [R-OK]112th S. 2248Fracturing Regulations are Effective in State Hands Act Grants any state sole authority to enforce any regulation, guidance, or permit requirement with regard to the underground injection of fluids or propping agents within boundaries of that stateNo CAA
3/28/2012Sen. Barrasso, John [R-WY] 112th S.2245 Preserve the Waters of the United States Act Prohibits the Secretary of the Army and the Admnistrator of the EPA from finalizing proposed guidance or using such guidance as basis for decision regarding scope of CWA. No CWA
3/28/2012Rep. Hurt, Robert [R-VA-5]112th H.R. 4278 Preserving Rural Resources Act of 2012 Amends the CWA to replace a requirement that a permit be obtained for any discharge of dredged or fill material into the navigable waters incidental to any activity No CWA
3/15/2012Sen. Lee, Mike [R-UT]112th S. 2199 Grow America Act of 2012 Directs to report tax reform legislation for taxpayers. Requires such legislation to lower tax burden and to simplify the tax system. No CAA
2/16/2012Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] 112th S. 2115 State Waters Partnership Act of 2012 Prohibits Administrator from proposing, promulgating, or enforcing numeric nutrient criteria for any stream, lake, spring, canal, estuary, or marine water of FL until the Administrator makes a final determination No CWA
2/16/2012Sen. Paul, Rand [R-KY] 112th S.2122 Defense of Environment and Property Act of 2012 Amends CWA to redefine "navigable waters" No CWA
1/31/2012Rep. Southerland, Steve II [R-FL-2]112th H.R. 3856 State Waters Partnership Act of 2012 Prohibits Administrator from proposing, promulgating, or enforcing numeric nutrient criteria for any stream, lake, spring, canal, estuary, or marine water of FL until the Administrator makes a final determination No CWA
12/8/2011Sen. Inhofe, James M. [R-OK] 112th S. 1971Comprehensive Assessment of Regulations on the Economy Act of 2011To provide for the establishment of a committee to assess the effects of certain Federal regulatory mandates and to provide for relief from those mandates, and for other purposesNo CWA
12/8/2011Sen. Inhofe, James M. [R-OK]112th S.1971Comprehensive Assessment of Regulations on the Economy Act of 2011To provide for the establishment of a committee to assess the effects of certain Federal regulatory mandates and to provide for relief from those mandates, and for other purposesNo CWA
12/7/2011Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME] 112th S. 1960 Jobs Creation Act To provide incentives to create American jobs. No CAA
12/1/2011Rep. McClintock, Tom [R-CA-4]112th H.R.3544To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to eliminate the authority of the Administrator of the EPA to deny or restrict the use of a defined area as a dredged or fill material disposal site, and for other purposes Amends the CWA to prohibit a citizen suit from being commenced against a publicly owned treatment works: (1) to enforce an effluent standard or limitation unless the POTW is insignificant non-compliance as defined in the EPA's guidance document or (2) that is insignificant non-compliance based on a manual designation as defined by such guidance document No CWA
11/14/2011Rep. Johnson, Bill [R-OH-6]112th H.R. 3409Stop the War on Coal Act of 2012To limit the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to issue regulations before Dec 31, 2013, under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 Passed in House CWA
11/10/2011Rep. Garrett, Scott [R-NJ-5] 112th H.R. 3400 Jobs Through Growth Act To spur economic growth and create jobs. NoCAA
11/4/2011Rep. Berg, Rick [R-ND-At Large]112th H.R. 3379Regional Haze Federalism Act To amend the CAA to provide States increased flexibility in implementing standards through State implementation plans. No CAA
11/3/2011Sen. Johanns, Mike [R-NE] 112th S. 1805 A bill to prohibit the Administrator of the EPA from rejecting or otherwise determining to be inadequate a State implementation plan in any case in which the State submitting the plan has not been given a reasonable time to develop and submit the plan in accordance with a certain provision of the CAATo prohibit the EPA from rejecting a State implementation plan where State has not been given reasonable time to submit in accordance with CAANo CAA
11/3/2011Rep. Fortenberry, Jeff [R-NE-1]112th H.R. 3347To exempt any road, highway, or bridge damaged by a natural disaster, including a flood, from duplicative environmental document reviews if the road, highway, or bridge is reconstructed in the same location Exempts from environmental review the reconstruction process of any road, highway, or bridge that has been damaged by a natural disaster (including flood) and reconstructed in same locationNo CWA
11/2/2011Rep. Huelskamp, Tim [R-KS-1]112th H.R. 3323 Freeing Agriculture to Reap More Act Amends the CAA to prohibit the EPA from promulgating any regulation concerning the emission of a greenhouse gas to address climate change. Excludes GHGs from the definition of "air pollutant" for purposes of addressing climate change. No CWA
10/17/2011Sen. McCain, John [R-AZ]112th S. 1720Jobs Through Growth Act To provide American jobs through eonomic growth. E.g. S.J. Res. 10 should be passed and submitted to the states for ratification within 90 days after the enactment of this Act. No CAA
9/8/2011Sen. Johanns, Mike [R-NE] 112th S. 1528Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act of 2011Amends CAA to exempt nuisance dust from the CAA and excludes nuisance dust from references in the CAA to particulate matter. There are exceptions. No CAA
7/20/2011Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME] 112th S. 1392EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011 To provide additional time for the EPA to issue achievable standards for industrial, commercial, and institutional boilers, process heaters, and incinerators, and for other purposes No CWA
7/14/2011Rep. Herrera Beutler, Jaime [R-WA-3] 112th H.R. 2541 Silviculture Regulatory Consistency Act Amends CWA to prohibit the Administrator of the EPA from requiring a permit under national pollutant discharge elimination system permitting requirements for a discharge resulting from the conduct of certain silvicultural activitiesNo CWA
7/14/2011Sen. Crapo, Mike [R-ID] 112th S. 1369 Silviculture Regulatory Consistency Act Amends CWA to prohibit the Administrator of the EPA from requiring a permit under national pollutant discharge elimination system permitting requirements for a discharge resulting from the conduct of certain silvicultural activitiesNo CWA
7/8/2011Rep. Flake, Jeff [R-AZ-6] 112th H.R. 2458 ARID Act of 2011Amend CAA to require the EPA to review at 10 year intervals (currently 5 year intervals) criteria and standards for national primary and secondary ambient air quality standardsNoCAA
7/6/2011Rep. Miller, Gary G. [R-CA-42]112th H.R. 2427 Flood Control Facility Maintenance Clarification Act Amends the CWA to: (1) include the removal of sediment, debris, and vegetation as "maintenance" of a currently serviceable structure for which the discharge of dredged or fill material into navigable waters is not prohibited and (2) include a channel as such a structure No CWA
6/30/2011Sen. Lugar, Richard G. [R-IN]112th S. 1321 Practical Energy Plan Act of 2011To establish energy policies to reduce dependence on foreign oilNo CAA
6/29/2011Sen. Toomey, Patrick [R-PA] 112th S. 1292 Employment Protection Act of 2011 To require the EPA to consider the impact on employment levels and economic activity prior to issuing a regulation or other requirement, implementing any substantially altered program, or denying any permit, and for other purposes.No CWA
6/24/2011Rep. Sullivan, John [R-OK-1]112th H.R. 2401Transparency in Regulatory Analysis of Impacts on the Nation Act of 2011 Requires the President to establish the Committee for the Cumulative Analysis of Regulations that Impact Energy and Manufacturing to report on the impacts of actions of the EPA. Defines "covered rule" Passed in HouseCWA
6/21/2011Rep. Griffith, H. Morgan [R-VA-9]112th H.R. 2250EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011 Provides that the following rules shall have no force or effect and shall be treated as though they had never taken effect: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Major Sources, and more. Passed in House CWA
6/16/2011Sen. Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK]112th S. 1226Offshore Energy and Jobs Permitting Act of 2011To amend the CAA to require any air quality impact of Outer Continental Shelf sources to be measured or modeled and determined solely with respect to the impacts in the corresponding onshore area. No CAA
5/26/2011Rep. Gardner, Cory [R-CO-4]112th H.R. 2021Jobs and Energy Permitting Act of 2011To amend the CAA to require any air quality impact of Outer Continental Shelf sources to be measured or modeled and determined solely with respect to the impacts in the corresponding onshore area. Passed in HouseCAA
5/26/2011Rep. Mica, John L [R-FL-7] 112th H.R. 2018Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act of 2011 Amends the CWA to prohibit the Administrator of the EPA from (1) promulgating a revised or new water quality standard for a pollutant whenthe Administrator has approved a state water quality standard, (2) taking action to supersede a state's determination that a discharge will comply with effluent limitations and more, (3) withdrawing approval of a state program under NPDES and (4) prohibiting the specification of any defined area as a disposal site for the discharge of dredged or fill material into navigable watersPassed in HouseCWA
5/12/2011Rep. Capito, Shelley Moore [R-WV-2] 112th H.R. 1868Clean Coal-Derived Fuels for Energy Security Act of 2011To require the inclusion of coal-derived fuel at certain volumes in aviation fuel, motor vehicle fuel, home heating oil, and boiler fuel. No CAA
5/5/2011Rep. Latta, Robert E. [R-OH-5]112th H.R. 1777Consumer Relief for Pain at the Pump Act To provide consumer relief for artificially high gas prices, and for other purposesNo CAA
5/4/2011Rep. Sullivan, John [R-OK-1]112th H.R. 1705Transparency in Regulatory Analysis of Impacts on the Nation Act of 2011 Requires the President to establish the Committee for the Cumulative Analysis of Regulations that Impact Energy and Manufacturing to report on the impacts of actions of the EPA No CAA
4/15/2011Rep. McCarthy, Kevin [R-CA-22]112th H.R. 1582 Commonsense Ozone Regulation Act Prohibits a nonattainment area for ozone classified as extreme as of Jan. 1, 2011, purusant to the 9-hour national primary ambient air quality standard for ozone promulgated on Jul. 18, 1997, from being subject to any control purusant to the 1-hour national primary ambient air quality standard for ozone. No CAA
4/15/2011Rep. Noem, Kristi L. [R-SD-At Large] 112th H.R. 1633Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act of 2011To establish a temporary prohibition against revising any national ambient air quality standard applicable to coarse particulate matter, to limit Federal regulation of nuisance dust in areas in which such dust is regulated under State, tribal, or local law, and for other purposes. Passed in House CAA
4/12/2011Rep. Guinta, Frank C. [R-NH-1]112th H.R. 1480 To delay enforcement and establishment of certain water quality standards within the Great Bay Estuary, and for other purposes Prohibits the Administrator of the EPA for 5 years from requiring a publicly owned treatment works that contributes nitrogen loadings to the Great Bay Estuary to commerce construction or establishing any water quality standard or effluent limitation with regard to nitrogen in the such Estuary under such Act. No CWA
3/31/2011Rep. Bishop, Rob [R-UT-1] 112th H.R. 12873-D, Domestic Jobs, Domestic Energy, and Deficit Reduction Act of 2011To stimulate the economy, produce domestic energy, create jobs at no cost to the taxpayers, and without borrowing money from foreign governments, and for other purposes. No CAA
3/31/2011Sen. Vitter, David [R-LA]112th S. 7063-D, Domestic Jobs, Domestic Energy, and Deficit Reduction Act of 2011To stimulate the economy, produce domestic energy, create jobs at no cost to the taxpayers, and without borrowing money from foreign governments, and for other purposes. No CAA
3/17/2011Sen. Inhofe, James M. [R-OK]112th S. 609Comprehensive Assessment of Regulations on the Economy Act of 2011Establishes within the Dept of Commerce the Cumulative Regulatory Assessment Committee to assess the cumulative energy and economic impacts of federal regulatory mandates No CWA
3/10/2011Rep. Thornberry, Mac [R-TX-13]112th H.R. 1023No More Excuses Energy Act of 2011Amends the Internal Revenue Code to secure unrestricted reliable energy for American consumption and transmission. No CAA
3/3/2011Rep. Nunes, Devin [R-CA-21]112th H.R. 909Roadmap for America's Energy Future To expand domestic fossil fuel production, develop more nuclear power, and expand renewable electricity, and for other purposes. NoCAA
3/3/2011Sen. Inhofe, James M. [R-OK]112th S. 482 Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011To amend the CAA to prohibit the EPA from taking into consideration the emission of a greenhouse gas to address climate change, and for other purposes No CAA
3/3/2011Rep. Upton, Fred [R-MI-6] 112th H.R. 910Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011To amend the CAA to prohibit the EPA from promulgating any regulation concerning the emission of a greenhouse gas to address climate change, and for other purposesPassed in House CAA
2/18/2011Rep. McKinley, David B. [R-WV-1]112th H.Amdt. 157 to H.R.1 H.Amdt. 157 Amendment prohibits the use of funds to the Administrator of the EPA to revoke permits for the use of defined areas as disposal sites Agreed to by recorded vote CWA
2/16/2011Rep. Walberg, Tim [R-MI-7] 112th H.R. 750 Defending America's Affordable Energy and Jobs Act To preempt regulation of, action relating to, or consideration of greenhouse gases under Federal and common law on enactment of a Federal policy to mitigate climate change No CAA
1/31/2011Sen. Barrasso, John [R-WY] 112th S. 228 Defending America's Affordable Energy and Jobs Act To preempt regulation of, action relating to, or consideration of greenhouse gases under Federal and common law on enactment of a Federal policy to mitigate climate change No CAA
1/26/2011Rep. McKinley, David B. [R-WV-1]112th H.R.457To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to remove the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency's authority to disapprove after a permit has been issued by the Secretary of the Army under section 404 of such Act. Amends the CWA to remove the authority of the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to prohibit the specification of any defined area as a disposal site for discharges of materials into waters of the US, and more No CWA
1/26/2011Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large] 112th H.R.517 To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to eliminate the authority of the Administrator of the EPA to deny or restrict the use of a defined area as a dredged or fill material disposal site, and for other purposes Amends the CWA to repeal the authority of the Administrator of the EPA to prohibit the specification of, or to deny or restrict the use of, a defined area as a disposal site for the discharge of dredged or fill material into navigable waters No CWA
1/25/2011Rep. Burgess, Michael C. [R-TX-26] 112th H.R. 424LEVEL Act To repeal certain amendments to the CAA relating to the expansion of the renewable fuel program, and for other purposes. No CAA
1/6/2011Rep. Capito, Shelley Moore [R-WV-2] 112th H.R. 199 Protect America's Energy and Manufacturing Jobs Act of 2011To suspend, during 2-year period, any EPA action under CAA with respect to carbon dioxide or methane purusant to certain proceedings, other than with respect to motor vehicle emissions, and for other purposes No CAA
1/5/2011Rep. Poe, Ted [R-TX-2]112th H.R. 153Ensuring Affordable Energy Act Prohibits any funds available for EPA from being used to enforce a cap-and-trade program, any statutory requirement pertaining to emissions of greenhouse gases from stationary sources. No CAA
1/5/2011Rep. Blackburn, Marsha [R-TN-7] 112th H.R. 97Free Industry Act Amends CAA to exclude certain elements from "air pollution" definition, and declare that nothing in Act shall be treated as authorizing regulation of climate change or global warmingNo CAA
12/9/2010Rep. Poe, Ted [R-TX-2]110th H.R. 6511Ensuring Affordable Energy Act Prohibits any funds appropriated for EPA from being used to implement or enforce a cap-and-trade program or any statuory or regulatory requirement pertaining to emissions of greenhouse gases from statinoary sources.No CAA
9/28/2010Rep. Burgess, Michael C. [R-TX-26] 111th H.R. 6228 LEVEL Act Amends CAA to revise the renewable fuel program, such as redefining "renewable fuel," reducing percentage of renewable fuel that is required to be in gasoline sold or introduced into commerce in the US, and more. No CAA
7/30/2010Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large] 111th H.R. 5992 To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to eliminate the authority of the Administrator of the EPA to deny or restrict the use of a defined area as a dredged or fill material disposal site, and for other purposes Amends the Fedearl Water Pollution Control Act (CWA) to repeal the authority of the EPA to prohibit a defined area as a disposal site for the discharge of dredged or fill material into navigable waters No CWA
5/13/2010Rep. LoBiondo, Frank A. [R-NJ-2]111th H.R. 5301 To extend the period during which the Administrator of the EPA and States are prohibited from requiring a permit under section 402 of the Federal Water Control Act for certain discharges that are incidental to normal operation of vessels, to reauthorize the National Estuary Program, and for other purposes. To extend the period that EPA and States are prohibited from requiring a permit under section 402 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act for certain discharges that are incidental, to reauthorize the National Estuary Program, and for other purposes Passed in the House CWA
3/2/2010Rep. Barton, Joe [R-TX-6]111th H.J.Res.77Disapproving a rule submitted by the Administrator of the EPA relating to endangerment and cause or contribute findings for greenhouse gases under section 202(a) of the CAADisapproves the rule submitted by EPA on Dec. 15, 2009, relating to endangerment finding and cause or contribute findings for greenhouse gases under CAANo CAA
1/21/2010Sen. Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK]111th S.J.Res.26A joint resolution disapproving a rule submitted by the EPA relating to the endangerment finding and the cause or contribute findings for greenhouse gases under section 202(a) of the CAA Disapproves the rule submitted by EPA on Dec. 15, 2009, relating to endangerment finding and cause or contribute findings for greenhouse gases under CAANoCAA
12/16/2009Rep. Moran, Jerry [R-KS-1] 111th H.J.Res.66Disapproving a rule submitted by the Administrator of the EPA relating to endangerment and cause or contribute findings for greenhouse gases under section 202(a) of the CAADisapproves the rule submitted by EPA on Dec. 15, 2009, relating to endangerment finding and cause or contribute findings for greenhouse gases under CAANoCAA
10/20/2009Sen. Wicker, Roger F. [R-MS]111th S. 1809Streamline Vehicle Conversations Act Amends CAA to provide that a certificate of conformity issued by the EPA for aftermarket conversion test groups shall not expire, shall continue to apply, and shall not require recertification.No CAA
8/6/2009Sen. Barrasso, John [R-WY]111th S. 1622 Clean Air Protection Act Makes SCOTUS decision in Mass. V. EPA applicable only to sources regulated as of the date of enactment of this Act under such section. No CAA
7/31/2009Rep. Miller, Gary G. [R-CA-42]111th H.R. 3505American Energy Production and Price Reduction Act To increase supply of American made energy, reduce energy costs to taxpayer, provide long-term energy framework to reduce dependence on foreign oil, reduce Federal deficit. No CAA
6/24/2009Sen. Barrasso, John [R-WY]111th S. 1333 Clean, Affordable, and Reliable Energy Act of 2009Establishes the American Renewable and Alternative Energy Trust Fund to support specified energy grants, incentives, technologies, and activities. No CAA
6/12/2009Rep. Boehner, John A. [R-OH-8] 110th H.R. 2846American Energy Act Rules and guidances to increase energy independence and job creation by increasing safe American energy production, encouraging the development of alternative and renewable energy, and promoting greater efficiencies and conservation for a cleaner environment. No CAA
6/11/2009Rep. Bishop, Rob [R-UT-1] 111th H.R. 2828American Energy Innovation Act Amends the Internal Revenue Code to provide incentives for energy production and conservation. E.g. allowing tax credits for pollution abatement equipment. No CAA
5/4/2009Rep. Murphy, Tim [R-PA-18] 111th H.R. 2227American Conservation and Clean Energy Independence Act To enhance America's path toward energy independence, economic and national security, achieve lower emissions. Directs the Secretary to conduct a lease sale in each outer Continental Shelf planning area for which there is a commercial interest in purchasing federal oil and gas production leases, and more. No CAA
3/11/2009Rep. Bishop, Rob [R-UT-1] 111th H.R. 1431 No Cost Stimulus Act of 2009 To stimulate the economy and create jobs at no cost to the taxpayers, and without borrowing money from foreign governments. Authorizes commercial lease sales of federally-owned resources to produce renewable energy; or cultivate marine organisms, and more. No CAA
3/11/2009Sen. Vitter, David [R-LA]111th S. 570 No Cost Stimulus Act of 2009 To stimulate the economy and create jobs at no cost to the taxpayers, and without borrowing money from foreign governments. Authorizes commercial lease sales of federally-owned resources to produce renewable energy; or cultivate marine organisms, and moreNo CAA
3/11/2009Rep. Lucas, Frank D. [R-OK-3]111th H.R. 1426 To amend the CAA to prohibit the issuance of permits under title V of that Act for certain emissions from agricultural production Amends CAA. To prohibit issuance of permits under such Act for any carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide, water vapor, or methane emissions resulting from biological processes associated with livestock productionNo CAA
3/5/2009Sen. Thune, John [R-SD]111th S. 527 A bill to amend the CAA to prohibit the issuance of permits under title V of that Act for certain emissions from agricultural production Amends CAA. To prohibit the issuance of permits under such Act for any carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide, water vapor, or methane emissions resulting from biological processes associated with livestock production. NoCAA
1/9/2009Rep. Blackburn, Marsha [R-TN-7] 111th H.R. 391 To amend the CAA to provide that greenhouse gases are not subject to the Act, and for other purposes. Amends the CAA. To exclude carbon dioxide, water vapor, methane, nitrous oxide, hydroflurocarbons, perfluorocarbons, or sulfur hexafluoride from the term "air pollutant." Declares that nothing in the Act shall be treated as authorizing or requiring the regulation of climate change or global warming. NoCAA
12/11/2008Sen. Thune, John [R-SD]110th S. 3741A bill to amend the CAA to prohibit regulation of certain emissions from agricultural production Amends CAA. Prohibits EPA from regulating under such Act emissions of carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide, or methane from agricultural production; and excludes emissions from "air pollutant"No CAA
7/30/2008Rep. Blackburn, Marsha [R-TN-7] 110th H.R. 6666To amend the CAA to provide that greenhouse gases are not subject to the Act, and for other purposes. Amends CAA. Excludes carbon dioxide, water vapor, methane, or chlorofluorocarbons from definition of "air pollutant"; and declares that nothing in the Act authorizes or requires the regulation of climate change or global warming. No CAA
7/22/2008Sen. Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK]110thS. 3298A bill to clarify the circumstances during which the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and applicable States may require permits for discharges from certain vessels, and to require the Administrator to conduct a study of discharges incidental to the normal operation of vessels.Bans the EPA from regulation pollutant discharges from ships for two years.YesCWA
5/1/2008Rep. LaTourette, Steven C. [R-OH-14]110thH.R. 5949Clean Boating Act of 2008Bans the EPA from regulation pollutant discharges from shipsNoCWA
4/16/2008Sen. Barrasso, John [R-WY]110thS. 2873WESTERN ActRequires the Secretary of the Army to concur with projects for water storage projects within 90-days, rushing environmental review.NoCWA
9/18/2007Sen. Martinez, Mel [R-FL]110thS. 2067Recreational Boating Act of 2007Requires EPA to redefine the word pollutant to exclude pollution discharged from ships.NoCWA
7/13/2007Sen. Inhofe, James M. [R-OK]110th S. 1786Clean Air Attainment Enforcement Act Amends CAA. If a state in a covered area does not submit required implementation plan, EPA shall not have discretion to whether highway and emission offset sanctions will be imposed on the covered area; and shall impose sanctionsNoCAA
4/19/2007Sen. Alexander, Lamar [R-TN] 110th S. 1168 Clean Air/Climate Change Act of 2007 Amends CAA to provide for: CO2 emissions performance standard for new electric generating facilities; performance standards for major emitting facilities; and annual tonnage limitations for emissionsNo CAA
1/5/2007Rep. Davis, Jo Ann [R-VA-1]110thH.R. 110Rural America Protection Act of 2007Bans the EPA from mitigating the adverse impacts associated with the dredging and filling of wetlands through aquiring private propertyNoCWA
Rep. Biggs, Andy [R-AZ-5]116thH.R. 70Freedom for Farmers Act of 2019Abolishes the Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry, hamstringing the EPA's ability to consider disease and toxins when making decisions under the CAA.NoCAA