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Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011

The House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a hearing today (February 9) on “H.R. ___, the Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011,” which  amends the Clean Air Act to prohibit the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from promulgating any regulation concerning, taking action relating to, or taking into consideration the emission of a greenhouse gas due to concerns regarding possible climate change, and for other purposes.  House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton is the sponsor of the bill.

EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson testified at the hearing.

Ed Whitfield
 Subcommittee on Energy and Power: Chair - Ed Whitfield (R-KY)

Jurisdiction: National energy policy generally; Fossil energy, renewable energy resources and synthetic fuels; energy conservation; energy information; energy regulation and utilization; Utility issues and regulation of nuclear facilities; Interstate energy compacts; Nuclear energy and waste; The Clean Air Act; All laws, programs, and government activities affecting such matters; and, Homeland security-related aspects of the foregoing.

For the purposes of this act, the term ‘greenhouse gas’ means any of the following:

(1) Water vapor.
(2) Carbon dioxide.
(3) Methane.
(4) Nitrous oxide.
(5) Sulfur hexafluoride.
(6) Hydrofluorocarbons.
(7) Perfluorocarbons.
(8) Any other substance subject to, or proposed to be subject to, regulation, action, or consideration under this Act due to concerns regarding possible climate change.

(House Energy & Commerce Committee,)

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