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Global Warming bill (Identified by CRS)

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Climate Stewardship Act of 2003

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A bill to provide for a program of scientific research on abrupt climate change, to accelerate the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States by establishing a market-driven system of greenhouse gas tradeable allowances that could be used interchangably with passenger vehicle fuel economy standard credits, to limit greenhouse gas emissions in the United States and reduce dependence upon foreign oil, and ensure benefits to consumers from the trading in such allowances.


Actions Overview (2)

Date
10/29/2003Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works discharged by Unanimous Consent.
01/09/2003Introduced in Senate

All Actions (9)

Date
10/30/2003Rereferred to Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works by Unanimous Consent.
Action By: Senate
10/30/2003S.Amdt.2028 Amendment SA 2028 not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay. 43 - 55. Record Vote Number: 420.
Action By: Senate
10/30/2003Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S13572-13598)
Action By: Senate
10/30/2003S.Amdt.2028 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S13572, S13598)
Action By: Senate
10/29/2003S.Amdt.2028 Amendment SA 2028 proposed by Senator Lieberman. (consideration: CR S13485-13509) To provide for a program of scientific research on abrupt climate change, to accelerate the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States by establishing a market-driven system of greenhouse gas tradeable allowances, to limit greenhouse gas emissions in the United States and reduce dependence upon foreign oil, and ensure benefits to consumers from the trading in such allowances.
Action By: Senate
10/29/2003Measure laid before Senate. (consideration: CR S13484-13509)
Action By: Senate
10/29/2003Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works discharged by Unanimous Consent.
Action By: Senate
01/09/2003Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. (text of measure as introduced: CR S167-173)
Action By: Senate
01/09/2003Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S166-167, S173-174)
Action By: Senate

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Environment and Public Works01/09/2003 Referred to
10/30/2003 Re-Referred to
10/29/2003 Discharged from

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Introduced in Senate (01/09/2003)

Climate Stewardship Act of 2003 - Establishes Federal climate change research and related activities, including: (1) post-secondary scholarships; (2) a study of technology transfer barriers; (3) a report on the impact of the Kyoto Protocol on the United States; (4) research grants on priority areas; (5) research on potential abrupt climate change; and (6) enhancing measurements, standards, and technologies that enable the reduction of greenhouse gasses.

Directs the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish and maintain the National Greenhouse Gas Database, including the development of measurement and verification methods and standards.

Requires covered entities to submit to the Administrator one tradeable allowance for every metric ton of carbon dioxide equivalence, specifically: (1) the electric generation, industrial, and commercial sectors for greenhouse gases produced; (2) producers or importers for hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons, or sulfur hexafluoride produced or imported; and (3) petroleum refiners or importers for greenhouse gasses (when used for transportation).

Permits: (1) the use of tradeable allowances to achieve compliance; (2) the conversion of fuel economy standard credits to tradeable allowances, as specified; (3) borrowing against future reductions; and (4) tradeable allowances to be sold, exchanged, purchased, retired, banked, or used.

Permits the exemption of certain source categories if it is not feasible to measure or estimate emissions.

Directs the Administrator to establish tradeable allowances in units of carbon dioxide equivalence. Provides for the allocation of such allowances according to economic impact factors.

Establishes the Climate Change Credit Corporation to manage tradeable allowances.