Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for H.R. 910 - Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011

Summaries Derived form Information Provided by Sponsors

Blumenauer (OR), Doggett (TX), McDermott (WA)

#22

Substitute Would amend the Clean Air Act to prevent the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from imposing an energy tax.

Clarke (MI)

#27

Withdrawn Would allow the EPA to continue to give guidance to auto manufacturers regarding fuel economy and emissions standards and develop the 2017-2025 standards.

Cleaver (MO)

#29

Would have Congress accept the findings of the 2004 report, African Americans and Climate Change: an Unequal Burden, stating global climate change will disproportionally burden communities of color.

Connolly (VA)

#14

Would change the short title to "Middle Eastern Economic Development and Assistance Act."

Connolly (VA)

#15

Would change the short title to "Protecting Americans from Polar Bears Act."

Connolly (VA)

#16

Would change the short title to "Koch Brothers Appreciation Act."

Connolly (VA)

#17

Would change the short title to "Oil Producing Economy Capitulation Act."

Connolly (VA)

#18

Would change the short title to "Head in the Sand Act."

Connolly (VA)

#19

Would express the sense of Congress that when Congress passed the Clean Air Act in 1970 it gave the EPA Administrator authority to regulate pollutants which would alter "climate" and "weather."

Connolly (VA), Langevin (RI)

#20

Would require that, prior to enactment, the Secretary of Defense must certify that the bill does not pose a threat to national security.

Connolly (VA), Quigley (IL)

#23

Would reaffirm the finding that global warming is unequivocal and caused by humans as summarize by the 2007 International Panel on Climate Change report.  

Crowley (NY)

#34

Would eliminate the exception for the renewable fuel standard (ethanol) in the bill.

Cuellar (TX)

#1

Revised This amendment would first amend the definition of greenhouse gas, to remove water vapor as a part of the definition, and second amend the act by striking the removal of existing EPA findings and rules. In addition, it would exempt all auto standards from the legislation.

Doyle (PA), Ryan, Tim (OH), Inslee (WA)

#28

Substitute Revised Doyle #28 REVISED VERSION A bill to determine whether regulations of the Environmental Protection Agency under the Clean Air Act to address climate change, would cause greenhouse gas leakage and reduce the international competitiveness of United States producers of energy-intensive products.

Doyle (PA), Ryan, Tim (OH)

#31

Would include a study to determine whether regulations of the Environmental Protection Agency under the Clean Air Act to address climate change, if not repealed or otherwise made unauthorized by section 2 of the bill, would cause greenhouse gas leakage and reduce the international competitiveness of United States producers of energy-intensive products.

Garamendi, John

#38

LATE Would authorize such sums as to be appropriated for state governments to conduct studies examining the number of deaths in their states attributed to air pollutants that originate in other states.

Hanna (NY)

#4

Would add an additional sense of Congress stating that Congress should pursue energy policies that promote the environmentally-responsible development of all American energy sources, including climate change-neutral technologies.

Holt (NJ)

#30

Substitute Would substitute the text of the Bringing Reductions to Energy's Airborne Toxic Health Effects (BREATHE) Act for the underlying bill. The BREATHE Act would make Hydrogen Sulfide a regulated emission under the Clean Air Act and remove the exemption for oil and gas drilling from aggregated "major source" requirements under the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP).

Jackson Lee (TX)

#32

Would change the short title of the bill to "Termination of EPA Greenhouse Gas Regulation in Order To Eliminate the Clean Air Act".

Jackson Lee (TX)

#36

Would require an EPA study to determine the long term impact of a complete ban on their authority to regulate greenhouse gases.

Jackson Lee (TX)

#37

Would insert a new section to provide considerations and procedures in finalizing greenhouse gas regulations.

Kind (WI), Owens (NY)

#33

Substitute Revised This amendment codifies the Environmental Protection Agency’s Tailoring Rule in order to protect farms, small businesses, and small- and medium-sized stationary sources from greenhouse gas regulation.

Markey, Edward (MA)

#12

Would ensure that any prohibition on or limitation to EPA’s Clean Air Act authority contained in the bill would not apply to any action EPA could take to reduce demand for oil.

McGovern (MA), Blumenauer (OR), Welch (VT)

#35

Would reduce the federal deficit by $40 billion by eliminating subsidies to oil companies.

McNerney (CA)

#21

Revised The amendment clarifies that voluntary programs addressing climate change classify as exceptions to the bill’s prohibitions.

Murphy, Christopher (CT)

#11

Would clarify that the Agency can continue to provide technical assistance to states taking action to limit greenhouse gas emissions.

Polis (CO)

#24

Would add to the Sense of Congress that the soundness of climate science was found unaffected by the ‘climategate’ scandal.

Polis (CO)

#25

Would change the short title of the bill to the “Dirty Air Act of 2011.”

Polis (CO)

#26

Would ensure the EPA Administrator can protect the public health in case of public health emergency.

Pompeo (KS)

#2

Would ensure the Government does not regulate greenhouse gases under the National Environmental Policy Act.

Pompeo (KS)

#3

Would ensure the Government does not regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Water Act.

Quigley (IL)

#6

Would require GAO to report to Congress the results of a study of health care costs in the U.S. as affected by the elimination of EPA regulation under this Act, as compared to health care costs in the U.S. as would be affected by the EPA proceeding under their regulating authority as determined in Massachusetts v. EPA.

Quigley (IL)

#7

Would modify the Sense of Congress at the end of the bill to add scientific findings and the results of the EPA Second Prospective Report on Clean Air Act functionality from 1990 to 2020.

Rush (IL)

#39

LATE Would prevent the provisions of this act from going into effect until the EPA Administrator, in consultation with the Secretary of Defense, certifies that the consequences of not regulating greenhouse gas emissions, and its subsequent impact on climate change, including the potential to create sustained natural and humanitarian disasters and the ability to likely foster political instability where societal demands exceed the capacity of governments to cope, do not jeopardize American security interests at home or abroad.

Rush (IL)

#40

LATE Would prevent the provisions of this Act from taking effect until the EPA Administrator certifies that the United States’ investment in technology that reduces greenhouse gas emissions, such as renewable energy (including wind power, solar power, hydro power, biomass, bio-fuels, and geothermal power) and energy efficiency exceeds China’s investment in such technology.

Tonko (NY)

#8

Withdrawn Would ensure American superiority in clean energy investments worldwide by requiring Congress to develop policies if it makes a determination that that the United States is not the number one global investor in clean energy in any given year.

Tonko (NY)

#9

Withdrawn Would encourage Congress to hold 20 field hearings near stationary sites during the next year to give the public the opportunity to tell Members of Congress the impacts this legislation has on their health.

Tonko (NY)

#10

Withdrawn Would ensure America has some of the cleanest and safest air and water worldwide by requiring congress to develop policies if it determines that the United States does not have the cleanest air and water of any nation in the world in any given year.

Waxman (CA), DeGette (CO), Inslee (WA)

#5

Would add a new section with respect to Congressional Acceptance of Scientific Findings: Congress accepts the scientific findings of the Environmental Protection Agency that climate changes is occurring, is caused largely by human activities, and poses significant risks for public health and welfare.

Welch (VT)

#13

Would exempt the Energy Star program from any restrictions placed on the EPA in the underlying bill.