Text: H.Res.117 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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[Congressional Bills 107th Congress]
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[H. Res. 117 Introduced in House (IH)]







107th CONGRESS
  1st Session
H. RES. 117

Expressing the sense of Congress that the United States should develop, 
  promote, and implement policies to reduce emissions of fossil fuel 
 generated carbon dioxide with the goal of achieving stabilization of 
greenhouse gas emissions in the United States at the 1990 level by the 
                               year 2010.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             April 4, 2001

    Ms. Lee (for herself, Mr. Waxman, Ms. Jackson-Lee of Texas, Mr. 
 Sanders, Mr. Hastings of Florida, Mr. Wexler, Mr. Frank, Ms. Rivers, 
    Ms. DeLauro, Mr. Olver, Mr. Nadler, Mr. Baldacci, Mr. Smith of 
  Washington, Mr. Allen, Mr. Filner, Ms. Norton, Mr. George Miller of 
California, Mr. Hinchey, Mr. Payne, Mr. Lewis of Georgia, Ms. Carson of 
 Indiana, Ms. McKinney, Ms. McCollum, Mr. Davis of Illinois, Mrs. Mink 
of Hawaii, Mr. Honda, Mr. Kucinich, Mr. Rush, Ms. Woolsey, Mr. Berman, 
  Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. Udall of Colorado, Ms. Baldwin, Ms. Pelosi, Mr. 
 Owens, Mr. Stark, Ms. Solis, Mr. Pallone, Mr. Farr of California, Mr. 
    McGovern, Ms. Eshoo, and Mrs. Thurman) submitted the following 
 resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

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                               RESOLUTION


 
Expressing the sense of Congress that the United States should develop, 
  promote, and implement policies to reduce emissions of fossil fuel 
 generated carbon dioxide with the goal of achieving stabilization of 
greenhouse gas emissions in the United States at the 1990 level by the 
                               year 2010.

Whereas global climate change appears to be a significant threat to national 
        security, the American economy, and the global environment;
Whereas global average surface temperatures have risen since 1861;
Whereas atmospheric temperatures and global average sea level have risen while 
        snow cover has decreased in the last forty years;
Whereas the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has found that most of the 
        observed warming over the last fifty years is attributable to human 
        activities, including fossil-fuel generated carbon dioxide emissions;
Whereas the United States is the largest producer today of fossil-fuel generated 
        carbon dioxide emissions;
Whereas action by the United States to reduce emissions will promote action by 
        other nations to follow suit;
Whereas the United States Senate has ratified the United Nations Framework on 
        Climate Change which states, in part, the Parties to this Convention are 
        ``to implement policies with the aim of returning . . . to their 1990 
        levels anthropogenic emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse 
        gases'';
Whereas United States agriculture and forestry sectors have the potential to 
        play a significant role in mitigating global climate change;
Whereas shifting to more efficient technologies and renewable energy sources 
        that will mitigate global warming will create hundreds of thousands of 
        jobs for Americans;
Whereas there is a growing need for American businesses to know their regulatory 
        future and to be able to plan accordingly; and
Whereas reducing air pollution from burning fossil fuels would benefit human 
        health, especially that of children, as well as benefitting ecosystems 
        across the globe: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved, That it is the sense of the Congress that the United 
States should develop, promote, and implement, at the earliest possible 
time, policies to reduce domestic emissions of fossil fuel generated 
carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, with the goal of achieving 
stabilization of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States at the 
1990 level by the year 2010.
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