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Titles (3)

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FAIR Energy Policy Act
Fossil Aid is Inefficient and Regressive Energy Policy Act

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Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to phase out tax preferences for fossil fuels on the same schedule as the phase out of the tax credits for wind facilities.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
05/26/2016Introduced in Senate

All Actions (1)

Date All Actions
05/26/2016Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (6)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Whitehouse, Sheldon [D-RI]* 05/26/2016
Sen. Feinstein, Dianne [D-CA]* 05/26/2016
Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR]* 05/26/2016
Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA]* 05/26/2016
Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA]* 05/26/2016
Sen. Peters, Gary C. [D-MI] 07/07/2016

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Finance05/26/2016 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (05/26/2016)

Fossil Aid is Inefficient and Regressive Energy Policy Act or the FAIR Energy Policy Act

This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to phase out certain tax provisions that apply to fossil fuels. The bill establishes a schedule for decreasing the benefits of the provisions for major integrated oil companies by specified percentages that reach 100% after December 31, 2019. The affected provisions include:

  • the deduction for intangible drilling costs,
  • the deduction for the percentage of depletion of oil and natural gas wells,
  • the deduction for oil related qualified production activities income,
  • the deduction for the amortization of geological and geophysical expenditures,
  • the deduction for the percentage of depletion of oil shale,
  • the deduction for exploration and development costs for oil shale,
  • the capital gains treatment for royalties of coal,
  • the deduction for tertiary injectants,
  • the exception to the passive loss limitation for working interests in oil and natural gas properties, and
  • the marginal wells tax credit.