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115th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 3671

  To justly transition away from fossil fuel sources of energy to 100 
         percent clean energy by 2035, and for other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                           September 1, 2017

 Ms. Gabbard (for herself, Mr. Raskin, Ms. Lee, Ms. Barragan, and Mr. 
   Ted Lieu of California) introduced the following bill; which was 
 referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to 
 the Committees on Ways and Means, Transportation and Infrastructure, 
Education and the Workforce, Science, Space, and Technology, Financial 
    Services, and Foreign Affairs, for a period to be subsequently 
   determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such 
 provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

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                                 A BILL


 
  To justly transition away from fossil fuel sources of energy to 100 
         percent clean energy by 2035, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

    (a) Short Title.--This Act may be cited as the ``Off Fossil Fuels 
for a Better Future Act''.
    (b) Table of Contents.--The table of contents for this Act is as 
follows:

Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents.
Sec. 2. Definitions.
 TITLE I--ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE, 100 PERCENT RENEWABLE ENERGY AND OUR 
                          CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE

Sec. 101. Findings.
Sec. 102. Sense of Congress.
                 TITLE II--CLEAN ENERGY FOR ALL MANDATE

Sec. 201. Clean Energy Mandates.
Sec. 202. Zero-emission vehicle mandate.
Sec. 203. Electrified trains.
                      TITLE III--OFF FOSSIL FUELS

Sec. 301. Moratorium on new major fossil fuel projects.
Sec. 302. Ending fossil fuel subsidies.
Sec. 303. Low-income weatherization and retrofit assistance.
   TITLE IV--ONSHORE WIND, OFFSHORE WIND AND SOLAR ENERGY TAX CREDIT 
                               EXTENSION

Sec. 401. Extension of credits for wind facilities.
Sec. 402. Extension of election to treat qualified facilities as energy 
                            property.
Sec. 403. Extension and omission of phaseout of solar energy credit.
               TITLE V--BAN ON CRUDE OIL AND LNG EXPORTS

Sec. 501. Ban on crude oil and LNG exports.
            TITLE VI--JUST TRANSITION AND WORKER PROTECTION

Sec. 601. The Center for Clean Energy Workforce Development.
Sec. 602. Equitable transition fund.
                           TITLE VII--FUNDING

Sec. 701. Creation of ``Off Fossil Fuels Fund''.
Sec. 702. Recapture of revenue from ``fossil fuel credit'' repeal.

SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS.

    In this Act:
            (1) Clean energy.--The term ``clean energy'' means energy 
        efficiency, energy conservation, demand response, energy 
        storage, and energy derived from solar, onshore wind, offshore 
        wind, geothermal, and ocean tidal sources.
            (2) Fossil fuel.--The term ``fossil fuel'' means coal, 
        petroleum, natural gas, or any derivative of coal, petroleum, 
        or natural gas that is used for fuel.
            (3) Retail electric supplier.--
                    (A) In general.--The term ``retail electric 
                supplier'' means an entity that sold not less than 
                1,000 megawatt hours of electric energy to electric 
                consumers for purposes other than resale during the 
                preceding calendar year.
                    (B) Inclusion.--The term ``retail electric 
                supplier'' includes an entity that generates not less 
                than 1,000 megawatt hours of electric energy for use by 
                the entity.
            (4) Disadvantaged community.--
                    (A) In general.--The term ``disadvantaged 
                community'' means a community that is disadvantaged 
                based on geographic, public health, environmental 
                hazard, or socioeconomic criteria.
                    (B) Inclusions.--The term ``disadvantaged 
                community'' includes--
                            (i) an area burdened by cumulative 
                        environmental pollution or other hazard that 
                        can lead to a negative public health effect;
                            (ii) an area with a concentration of people 
                        that--
                                    (I) are low-income;
                                    (II) have high unemployment;
                                    (III) have a high rent burden;
                                    (IV) have a low level of home 
                                ownership;
                                    (V) have a low level of educational 
                                attainment;
                                    (VI) are members of groups that 
                                have historically experienced 
                                discrimination on the basis of race or 
                                ethnicity;
                                    (VII) lack access to safe, reliable 
                                transit;
                                    (VIII) lack access to quality, 
                                affordable healthcare;
                                    (IX) live in a high Medicaid 
                                population; and
                                    (X) do not live in reasonable 
                                proximity to healthy food outlets; and
                            (iii) an area that is vulnerable to the 
                        impact of climate change such as flooding, 
                        storm surges, and urban heat island effects.
            (5) Low-income community.--The term ``low-income 
        community'' means a census or tribal block group in which not 
        less than 50 percent of households have an annual income that 
        is less than 80 percent of the greater of--
                    (A) as determined by the Secretary of Housing and 
                Urban Development, the annual median gross income for 
                the area in which the census or tribal block group is 
                located; and
                    (B) as determined by the Secretary of Housing and 
                Urban Development, the annual median gross income for 
                the State in which the census or tribal block group is 
                located.
            (6) State.--The term ``State'' means--
                    (A) a State;
                    (B) the District of Columbia;
                    (C) the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico;
                    (D) any other territory or possession of the United 
                States; and
                    (E) a Native Hawaiian community-based organization.
            (7) Native hawaiian community-based organization.--The term 
        ``Native Hawaiian community-based organization'' means any 
        organization that is composed primarily of Native Hawaiians 
        from a specific community and assist with housing and 
        healthcare, as well as social, cultural, economic and 
        educational development of Native Hawaiians in that community.

 TITLE I--ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE, 100 PERCENT RENEWABLE ENERGY AND OUR 
                          CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE

SEC. 101. FINDINGS.

    Congress finds the following:
            (1) According to the National Aeronautics and Space 
        Administration (NASA), 97 percent or more of actively 
        publishing climate scientists agree that climate-warming trends 
        over the past century are extremely likely due to human 
        activities. Additionally, most of the leading scientific 
        organizations worldwide have issued public statements endorsing 
        this position.
            (2) People of color comprise almost half of the 11,400,000 
        people nationwide who live near dangerous, polluting 
        facilities, and are twice as likely to live in those areas as 
        White Americans. African-Americans are 79 percent more likely 
        than White Americans to live in communities where industrial 
        pollution poses the greatest health danger. The fact that 
        people of color breathe 46 percent more nitrogen dioxide than 
        White Americans, a pollutant that causes respiratory diseases 
        and heart conditions, is one of the reasons why children of 
        color go to the emergency room for asthma attacks at nearly 
        triple the rate than White children do.
            (3) Similarly, in the poor, mostly Latino community of 
        Corpus Christi, Texas, the overall rate of birth defects is 84 
        percent higher than the rest of the State. The city ranks 
        number one in the State for benzene pollution generated by 
        refineries and petrochemical plants--a serious concern, as 
        benzene is a powerful cancer-causing agent. The odds are now an 
        incredible 3 to 1 that a Latino immigrant will reside in an 
        area with dangerously high levels of toxic pollution. It should 
        come as no surprise, then, that Latino families have placed as 
        much importance on clean air and clean water in their 
        communities as they have on immigration issues.
            (4) Tribal lands are only 4 percent of the United States 
        land base, yet of the 1,322 Superfund hazardous waste sites, 25 
        percent are in Indian country. The vast majority--75 percent--
        of abandoned uranium mines are on Indian lands, with little 
        effort made to remediate the harms they cause.
            (5) A full 20 percent of people living in First Nations 
        communities located next to tar sands extraction sites were 
        diagnosed with cancer--Keystone XL and the Enbridge Alberta 
        Clipper expansion were one of many pipelines attempting to 
        bring this tar sands, toxic and corrosive crude oil into the 
        United States, directly through tribal treaty lands.
            (6) Federal leasing of public lands for fossil fuels 
        extraction significantly impacts numerous American Indian 
        Tribes, Alaska Native Tribes, Native Hawaiian communities and 
        indigenous communities that share more than 3,000 miles of 
        contiguous border with National Forest lands. The resource 
        exploitation of fossil fuel energy extraction has run a long 
        and deadly course in tribal lands.
            (7) Fracking operations adversely impact public health 
        through threats to water and air quality from multiple sources 
        including leaks from pipes and related transportation of fossil 
        fuel that results in disproportionate increases in 
        hospitalization due to premature births, asthma and 
        cardiovascular disease near fracking sites. People of color 
        living in proximity of truck traffic, fracking wells, and 
        experience increased exposure to ultra fine particulate matter 
        from exhaust and emissions near well pads.
            (8) President Obama joined other world leaders from the 
        Group of Twenty in 2009, and again in 2013, in pledging to 
        phase out wasteful fossil-fuel subsidies.
            (9) The Environmental Law Institute found that from 2002 
        through 2008, Federal fossil-fuel subsidies in the United 
        States totaled over $72,000,000,000, while Federal renewable-
        energy investments totaled $12,200,000,000.
            (10) According to the group Taxpayers for Common Sense, the 
        5 largest oil corporations have made more than 
        $1,000,000,000,000 in profits during the past decade.
            (11) According to the Center for American Progress, the 5 
        largest oil corporations posted more than $89,700,000,000 in 
        profits in 2014 alone.
            (12) According to the Center for Responsive Politics, the 
        oil and gas, coal, utility, and other natural resource 
        extraction industries spent more than $1,800,000,000 on 
        lobbying during the period of 2010 to 2014, which was an 
        effective investment in protecting their extraordinary tax 
        loopholes and subsidies.

SEC. 102. SENSE OF CONGRESS.

    It is the sense of Congress that:
            (1) The United States must transition to a 100 percent 
        clean energy economy.
            (2) It is not in the national interest for taxpayers in the 
        United States to subsidize highly profitable, polluting fossil-
        fuel companies.
            (3) It is imperative that the United States Government make 
        extensive investments in grid modernization projects across the 
        country. According to the Hawaii State Energy Office, ``grid 
        modernization refers to computer-based control and automation 
        technology to bring current utility electricity delivery 
        systems into the 21st century. The benefits of grid 
        modernization include improvements in efficiency, reliability, 
        economics, and sustainability of the production and 
        distribution of electricity all the way from electricity 
        generation to the user's home and workplace''. This will help 
        States like Hawaii that already have a 100 percent renewable 
        portfolio standard achieve its goals on a more aggressive 
        timeline and will assist cities like: Burlington, Vermont; 
        Aspen, Colorado; Baltimore City, Maryland; Greensburg, Kansas, 
        and every other city and State achieve 100 percent renewable 
        energy standards in a timely fashion.
            (4) To meet the demands of a zero carbon economy using only 
        renewable generation by 2035, significant investments in early 
        stage energy technology breakthroughs, grid scale storage 
        technologies, and loan guarantees for utility scale projects 
        will be essential to meet the country's energy needs by 2035. 
        The most pressing need will be replacing base load power with a 
        wide range of storage technologies during times of intermittent 
        renewable power generation. These technologies are mostly in 
        their early stages and will require a significant amount of 
        funding to scale them for commercial or utility scale 
        deployment.
            (5) We must significantly increase Federal R&D funding to 
        develop and deploy the technologies needed for deep 
        decarbonization in our economy. This was a proposal announced 
        at the Paris Climate Accord with Bill Gates called Mission 
        Innovation, which committed to double government investment in 
        energy technology.
            (6) Funding should be spread throughout the innovation 
        pipeline at the U.S. Department of Energy as well as other 
        Federal agencies and departments including the National Science 
        Foundation, NASA, and the Department of Defense.
            (7) We must invest in early-stage proof of concept 
        technologies and basic scientific research at the Department of 
        Energy's Office of Science through the 17 U.S. National 
        Laboratories will be needed to discover the scientific 
        properties needed to produce proof of concept or prototype 
        technologies. The U.S. National Laboratories are centers of 
        basic scientific research already working on technology 
        programs such as grid modernization and security, battery 
        storage, solar and wind technology efficiency, efficient 
        transmission and distribution technologies, and hard and 
        software control systems for the grid. Focus on investing in 
        early-stage breakthrough energy technologies. Funding these 
        technologies could lead to innovations that could dramatically 
        change how energy is generated, stored, and distributed.
            (8) To rapidly move the country towards a 100 percent 
        carbon free economy, it is crucial that the country deploys 
        existing utility and grid scale technologies. Frequently, 
        companies seeking to deploy prototype commercial scale power 
        plants cannot secure large traditional loans. DOE's Loan 
        Guarantee Program must receive increased funding to provide 
        loans for large renewable energy power plants.
            (9) Data released last year by the U.S. Energy and 
        Information Administration (EIA), shows that the transportation 
        sector has become the largest producer of carbon emissions as 
        compared to other sectors of the economy. For this reason, 
        Congress must incentivize the transition to clean energy 
        transportation technology as it pertains to ground, air, rail, 
        sea transportation and shipping in the most efficient, 
        economically friendly methods possible to ensure that jobs are 
        protected and the cost of products remains affordable.
            (10) Permitting rules that allow polluters to target poor 
        communities for industrial facilities, chemical plants, and 
        power plants must end immediately. Cumulative environmental 
        impacts on human health and ecosystem impacts must be 
        considered and remediated. Precaution for the health and safety 
        of our children and planet should be valued above profit and 
        must be updated.
            (11) We must achieve civil rights protections to ensure 
        full access to the courts for siting poor and minority 
        communities to seek legal protections by working to overturn 
        the Sandoval Supreme Court decision that set an unreasonable 
        burden of proof of racism for claims of environmental racism, 
        including disparate and cumulative exposure to environmental 
        health risks must be extended.
            (12) We strongly endorse the Principles of Environmental 
        Justice adopted at the First National People of Color 
        Environmental Leadership Summit. The goals and outcomes of any 
        environmental justice plan should continue to be developed 
        under the Jemez Principles for Democratic Organizing with 
        strong and consistent consultation with the communities most 
        affected by the often-unequal enforcement of environmental 
        laws.
            (13) We must ensure that funding for parks and open spaces 
        are distributed equitably in urban, suburban, and rural areas.
            (14) We must increase incentives for consumers who purchase 
        zero emission vehicles, from single use of HOV lanes, to 
        reduced registration fees.
            (15) We must continue to support State, tribe and local 
        campaigns that resist the current administration's efforts to 
        undercut the efforts of States like Hawaii, and local 
        governments that continue to support the Paris Climate 
        Agreement like Baltimore City, Maryland, Burlington, Vermont, 
        and any other city or State that is working to achieve a 100 
        percent clean energy standard.
            (16) The United States is on the cusp of becoming a net 
        exporter of natural gas. Any continued build-out of natural gas 
        infrastructure and the use of eminent domain to take private 
        land for transporting gas is not to benefit citizens of the 
        United States. Instead it allows for massive profits for fossil 
        fuel companies.
            (17) In addition to the specific changes made by this Act, 
        we must also explore the methods used in regenerative 
        agriculture that provide healthier, grass-fed cows, chickens 
        and pigs that also restore farmland to its original condition. 
        This is vital if we hope to expand the market of regenerative 
        farming and work to phase out harmful, conventional practices 
        that contaminate our water and deplete essential topsoil. 
        Conventional, large-scale farming is the cause of widespread 
        topsoil depletion, and is a contributor to greenhouse gas 
        emissions. There are better alternatives and sustainable 
        solutions in the form of regenerative agricultural practices. 
        We should incentivize farmers who provide healthier food, 
        sustain the land and sequester carbon dioxide and methane.
            (18) In addition, while the Food and Drug Administration 
        (FDA) has implemented a voluntary plan with industry to 
        regulate the use of certain antibiotics for enhanced food 
        production, this program must be made mandatory. The United 
        States Government, and governments around the world openly 
        recognize the public health concerns associated with 
        antimicrobial-resistant bacteria. The illnesses connected to 
        the use of drug-resistant strains of bacteria are on the rise, 
        becoming more common, with potentially fatal consequences.
            (19) It is in the best interest of the country that 
        Congress establish permanent tax credits and start-up grants to 
        encourage the production of Geothermal, Ocean Thermal Energy 
        Conversion (OTEC), and Ocean Tidal energy.
            (20) Falling oil prices, coal company bankruptcies and 
        other factors are contributing to a loss of extractive industry 
        jobs. For these reasons, it is our responsibility to ensure 
        comprehensive and just worker protection measures that 
        guarantee future financial security for all workers affected by 
        these economic downturns.
            (21) Just transition to a clean energy economy will create 
        jobs by fixing the market externality and creating a free and 
        fair market for renewables, which currently creates three times 
        as many jobs as the fossil fuel industry. These jobs must 
        include the ability for workers to collectively bargain, 
        organize and otherwise enjoy facilitated access to 
        unionization. Additionally, investment in training in the 
        growing portfolio of trades in the renewable sector is vital.
            (22) We know that green collar jobs are the present and 
        future of industry from manufacturing and fabrication to solar 
        installation and wind technicians which can fill the void of 
        fossil fuel jobs which are never coming back.
            (23) This transition will improve the health of the 
        citizenry by promoting energy choice that eliminates extractive 
        processes that threaten natural resources including water 
        quality, air quality and needlessly shorten the lives of those 
        threatened by the last vestiges of the fossil fuel economy.
            (24) Any attempts to transition United States military 
        equipment and infrastructure to renewable fuels must be done, 
        without exception, with the safety and well-being of our men 
        and women in uniform and the safety of our Nation as the 
        primary focus.
            (25) Regardless of the overall effects of this Act, it is 
        the duty of Congress to ensure that any transition to a 100 
        percent clean energy economy does not adversely affect the 
        economy of the United States. We are committed to providing the 
        necessary financial assistance to energy produces, energy 
        workers and energy technology creators in our combined efforts 
        to save our planet from the adverse effects of global climate 
        change.
            (26) Without equivocation, we must not only create new jobs 
        for workers who have lost work, but we must ensure that those 
        new jobs are good jobs, meaning they pay a family-sustaining 
        wage, they provide health care and retirement benefits, they 
        are safe, and the workers who hold them have a powerful voice 
        on the job through union organizing and the collective 
        bargaining process, especially those in the auto and fossil 
        fuel industries. Moreover, we must create these jobs in the 
        same communities that are suffering. While workers are 
        transitioning to new employment, they must receive protections 
        to maintain family-level wages, healthcare, and pensions until 
        they are able to start their new jobs. Further, workers need 
        support in connecting with new jobs and the opportunity to 
        learn new skills through vocational education programs. In 
        addition, communities must have the infrastructure to attract 
        new investment that provides those jobs.
            (27) We have the technology to transition to 100 percent 
        renewable energy right now, all that is missing is the 
        political and social will.

                 TITLE II--CLEAN ENERGY FOR ALL MANDATE

SEC. 201. CLEAN ENERGY MANDATES.

    (a) Minimum Annual Percentage.--The minimum annual percentage of 
the quantity of electricity sold by a retail electric supplier that 
must be generated from clean energy resources shall be--
            (1) in 2027, 80 percent; and
            (2) in 2035, and every year following, 100 percent.
    (b) Reporting.--Beginning in 2019, by April 1 of each year, each 
retail electric supplier shall submit a report to the Administrator 
containing:
            (1) Documentation of purchases or generation by the retail 
        electricity supplier of clean energy source electricity as a 
        percentage of the total retail electricity sales of the retail 
        electricity provider in the preceding year.
            (2) Documentation of plans for the purchase or generation 
        by the retail electricity supplier of clean energy sourced 
        electricity equal to the percentage required by this Act for 
        retail electricity sales in 2027 and in 2035.

SEC. 202. ZERO-EMISSION VEHICLE MANDATE.

    Part A of title II of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7521 et seq.) is 
amended by adding at the end the following:

``SEC. 220. ZERO-EMISSION VEHICLE MANDATE.

    ``(a) In General.--The minimum annual percentage of the quantity of 
new motor vehicle sales of a vehicle manufacturer that shall be zero-
emission vehicles shall be--
            ``(1) in 2027, 80 percent; and
            ``(2) in 2035, and every year following, 100 percent.
    ``(b) Reporting.--Beginning in 2019, by April 1st of each year, 
each vehicle manufacturer shall submit a report to the Administrator 
containing:
            ``(1) Documentation of sales by the vehicle manufacturer of 
        zero-emission vehicles as a percentage of the total sales 
        vehicles of the vehicle manufacturer in the preceding year.
            ``(2) Documentation of plans to achieve sales by the 
        vehicle manufacturer of zero-emission vehicles equal to the 
        percentage required by this Act for 2027 and for 2035.
    ``(c) Car Allowance Rebate Program.--The Secretary of 
Transportation is instructed to establish the `Car Allowance Rebate' 
system to provide economic incentives for United States consumers to 
purchase new, clean energy vehicles.
    ``(d) Definitions.--In this section:
            ``(1) Vehicle manufacturer.--
                    ``(A) In general.--The term `vehicle manufacturer' 
                means an entity that--
                            ``(i) engaged in the manufacturing of new 
                        motor vehicles; and
                            ``(ii) sold not fewer than 100 new motor 
                        vehicles to ultimate purchasers, either 
                        directly or through an affiliate, such as a 
                        dealer.
                    ``(B) Exclusions.--The term `vehicle manufacturer' 
                does not include--
                            ``(i) a motor vehicle parts supplier; or
                            ``(ii) a dealer.
            ``(2) Zero-emission vehicle.--The term `zero-emission 
        vehicle' means a vehicle that produces zero exhaust emissions 
        of any criteria pollutant, precursor pollutant, or greenhouse 
        gas in any mode of operation or condition, as determined by the 
        Administrator.''.

SEC. 203. ELECTRIFIED TRAINS.

    (a) Electrified Train Mandate.--
            (1) Electrified rail lines.--The minimum percentage of 
        electrified rail lines in the United States shall be--
                    (A) in 2027, 80 percent; and
                    (B) in 2035, and every year following, 100 percent.
            (2) Electrified train engines.--The minimum percentage of 
        electrified train engines in the United States shall be--
                    (A) in 2027, 80 percent; and
                    (B) in 2035, and every year following, 100 percent.
    (b) Prohibition.--Beginning in 2035 and every year after no train 
engines running on fossil fuels may operate within the United States.

                      TITLE III--OFF FOSSIL FUELS

SEC. 301. MORATORIUM ON NEW MAJOR FOSSIL FUEL PROJECTS.

    (a) Definitions.--In this section:
            (1) Fossil fuel energy.--The term ``fossil fuel energy'' 
        means electric energy generated, in whole or in part, by a 
        fossil fuel resource.
            (2) Fossil fuel resource.--The term ``fossil fuel 
        resource'' means all forms of coal, oil, and gas.
            (3) Gathering line.--The term ``gathering line'' has the 
        meaning given the term in section 195.2 of title 49, Code of 
        Federal Regulations (as in effect on the date of enactment of 
        this Act).
            (4) Interstate pipeline.--The term ``interstate pipeline'' 
        has the meaning given the term in section 195.2 of title 49, 
        Code of Federal Regulations (as in effect on the date of 
        enactment of this Act).
    (b) Moratorium.--Subject to subsection (e), beginning on January 1, 
2018, there shall be a moratorium on Federal permit approval for--
            (1) any new electric generating facility that generates 
        fossil fuel energy through the combustion of any fossil fuel 
        resource;
            (2) any new gathering line or interstate pipeline for the 
        transport of any fossil fuel resource that--
                    (A) crosses Federal land or navigable water; or
                    (B) requires the use of eminent domain on private 
                property;
            (3) any maintenance activity relating to an existing 
        gathering line or interstate pipeline for the transport of a 
        fossil fuel resource that expands the carrying capacity of the 
        gathering line or interstate pipeline by more than 5 percent;
            (4) any new or expanding import or export terminal for 
        fossil fuel resources;
            (5) any maintenance activity relating to an existing import 
        or export terminal for a fossil fuel resource that expands the 
        import or export capacity for a fossil fuel resource;
            (6) any new refinery of a fossil fuel resource; and
            (7) any exploration for any type of fossil fuel.
    (c) Enforcement.--The Administrator may seek an injunction on the 
construction of any facility described in subsection (b) that begins on 
or after January 1, 2018.
    (d) Federal Permits.--The Administrator, in coordination with the 
head of the applicable Federal agency, shall deny any application 
submitted to the head of that Federal agency on or after January 1, 
2018, for a permit for any facility described in subsection (b).
    (e) Tribal Consultation.--
            (1) In general.--If an application for routing or siting 
        approval, or permit or right-of-way was granted, approved, or 
        issued on or after February 8, 2017, for any facility described 
        in subsection (b) without the consultation required under 
        Executive Order 13175 (25 U.S.C. 5301 note; relating to tribal 
        consultation), or without the informed and express consent of 
        the applicable Indian tribe, the Administrator or appropriate 
        agency head shall order an immediate suspension of any 
        preconstruction, construction, or any other activity within, 
        on, under, or through the approved route or right-of-way or 
        permitted area.
            (2) Duration.--The suspension described in paragraph (1) 
        shall remain in full force and effect until conclusion of the 
        appropriate administrative proceeding.
    (f) Eminent Domain.--Any application, permit, or right-of-way 
granted or issued for any facility described in subsection (b) that, on 
or after February 8, 2017, triggers the use of eminent domain shall be 
null and void.

SEC. 302. ENDING FOSSIL FUEL SUBSIDIES.

    (a) Repeal of Expensing and 60-Month Amortization of Intangible 
Drilling Costs.--Subsection (c) of section 263 of the Internal Revenue 
Code of 1986 is amended by striking the period at the end of the third 
sentence and inserting ``, or to any costs paid or incurred after 
December 31, of the fiscal year in which this legislation is 
enacted.''.
    (b) Repeal of Percentage Depletion for Oil and Gas Wells.--
            (1) In general.--Section 613 of the Internal Revenue Code 
        of 1986 is amended by adding at the end the following new 
        subsection:
    ``(f) Termination of Percentage Depletion for Oil and Gas 
Properties.--In the case of oil and gas properties, this section shall 
not apply to any taxable year beginning after December 31, of the 
fiscal year in which this legislation is enacted.''.
            (2) Limitations on percentage depletion in case of oil and 
        gas wells.--Section 613A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 
        is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:
    ``(f) Termination.--This section shall not apply to any taxable 
year beginning after December 31, of the fiscal year in which this 
legislation is enacted.''.
    (c) Denial of Deduction for Income Attributable to Domestic 
Production of Oil, Natural Gas, or Primary Products Thereof.--
            (1) In general.--Subparagraph (B) of section 199(c)(4) of 
        the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended--
                    (A) by striking ``or'' at the end of clause (ii);
                    (B) by striking the period at the end of clause 
                (iii) and inserting ``, or''; and
                    (C) by inserting after clause (iii) the following 
                new clause:
                            ``(iv) the production, refining, 
                        processing, transportation, or distribution of 
                        oil, natural gas, or any primary product 
                        thereof.''.
            (2) Primary product.--Section 199(c)(4)(B) of the Internal 
        Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by adding at the end the 
        following flush sentence:
                ``For purposes of clause (iv), the term `primary 
                product' has the same meaning as when used in section 
                927(a)(2)(C), as in effect before its repeal.''.
            (3) Conforming amendments.--
                    (A) Section 199(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code 
                of 1986 is amended--
                            (i) in subparagraph (A)(i)(III), by 
                        striking ``electricity, natural gas,'' and 
                        inserting ``electricity''; and
                            (ii) in subparagraph (B)(ii), by striking 
                        ``electricity, natural gas,'' and inserting 
                        ``electricity''.
                    (B) Section 199(d) of the Internal Revenue Code of 
                1986 is amended by striking paragraph (9) and by 
                redesignating paragraph (10) as paragraph (9).
            (4) Effective date.--The amendments made by this section 
        shall apply to taxable years beginning after December 31, of 
        the fiscal year in which this legislation is enacted.

SEC. 303. LOW-INCOME WEATHERIZATION AND RETROFIT ASSISTANCE.

    (a) Community Assistance Fund.--
            (1) Establishment.--There is established in the Treasury a 
        fund, to be known as the ``Community Assistance Fund'' (in this 
        section referred to as the ``Fund'').
            (2) Deposits to fund.--In each fiscal year, there shall be 
        deposited in the Fund amounts made available in section 701.
            (3) Expenditures.--Amounts deposited in the Fund shall be 
        available without further appropriation in a fiscal year, as 
        follows:
                    (A) Amounts as needed, shall be made available to 
                the Secretary of Commerce for the Hollings 
                Manufacturing Extension Partnership under section 25 of 
                the National Institute of Standards and Technology Act 
                (15 U.S.C. 278k).
                    (B) Twenty percent of such amounts shall be made 
                available to the Secretary of Energy, to be used, in 
                consultation with the Secretary of Commerce, for 
                activities of the Advanced Manufacturing Office of the 
                Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
                    (C) Thirty percent of such amounts shall be made 
                available to the Secretary of Energy for the State 
                Energy Program, to be used exclusively by energy 
                offices of States and territories to promote energy 
                efficiency projects at industrial facilities within the 
                jurisdiction of such States and territories.
                    (D) Any of such amounts remaining after 
                distributions under subparagraphs (1), (2), and (3) 
                shall be made available to the Secretary of Energy for 
                industrial energy efficiency programs authorized under 
                part E of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (42 
                U.S.C. 6341 et seq.) or subtitle D of title IV of the 
                Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (Public 
                Law 110-140; 121 Stat. 1623).
    (b) Weatherization Assistance Program.--
            (1) In general.--Part A of title IV of the Energy 
        Conservation and Production Act is amended by striking section 
        422 (42 U.S.C. 6872) and inserting the following:

``SEC. 422. FUNDING.

    ``(a) In General.--Notwithstanding any other provision of law, on 
October 1, 2018, and on each October 1 thereafter, out of any funds in 
the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the Secretary of the Treasury 
shall transfer to the Secretary for the cost of grants to carry out 
this part $1,500,000,000, to remain available until expended.
    ``(b) Receipt and Acceptance.--The Secretary shall be entitled to 
receive, shall accept, and shall use to carry out this part funds made 
available in section 701 of the Off Fossil Fuels for a Better Future 
Act.''.
            (2) Technical correction.--Section 415 of the Energy 
        Conservation and Production Act (42 U.S.C. 6865) is amended, in 
        subsections (d) and (e)(1)(A), by striking ``section 422(b)'' 
        each place it appears and inserting ``section 422''.
            (3) Energy efficiency and conservation block grant 
        program.--Section 548 of the Energy Independence and Security 
        Act of 2007 (42 U.S.C. 17158) is amended by striking subsection 
        (a) and inserting the following:
    ``(a) In General.--
            ``(1) Grants.--Notwithstanding any other provision of law, 
        on October 1, 2018, and on each October 1 thereafter, out of 
        any funds in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the 
        Secretary of the Treasury shall transfer to the Secretary for 
        the cost of grants to carry out this section $30,000,000, to 
        remain available until expended.
            ``(2) Receipt and acceptance.--The Secretary shall be 
        entitled to receive, shall accept, and shall use to carry out 
        this section the funds transferred under paragraph (1), without 
        further appropriation.''.

   TITLE IV--ONSHORE WIND, OFFSHORE WIND AND SOLAR ENERGY TAX CREDIT 
                               EXTENSION

SEC. 401. EXTENSION OF CREDITS FOR WIND FACILITIES.

    (a) Extension.--Paragraph (1) of section 45(d) of the Internal 
Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by striking ``, and the construction of 
which begins before January 1, 2020.''.
    (b) Delete Phaseout.--Subsection (b) of section 45 of such Code is 
amended by deleting paragraph (5) and inserting the following:
            ``(5) all credits in this subsection shall be 
        refundable.''.
    (c) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section shall take 
effect on January 1, 2018.
    (d) Clarification.--This section shall cover both onshore and 
offshore wind energy production.

SEC. 402. EXTENSION OF ELECTION TO TREAT QUALIFIED FACILITIES AS ENERGY 
              PROPERTY.

    (a) In General.--Clause (ii) of section 48(a)(5)(C) is amended by 
inserting ``(January 1, 2020, in the case of any facility which is 
described in paragraph (1) of section 45(d))'' before ``, and''.
    (b) Extension for Wind Facilities.--Paragraph (5) of section 48(a) 
is amended by adding the following subparagraph:
                    ``(E) Phaseout of credit for wind facilities.--In 
                the case of any facility using wind to produce 
                electricity, the amount of the credit determined under 
                this section (determined after the application of 
                paragraphs (1) and (2) and without regard to this 
                subparagraph) shall be reduced by--
                            ``(i) in the case of any facility the 
                        construction of which begins after December 31, 
                        2016, and before January 1, 2018, 20 percent,
                            ``(ii) in the case of any facility the 
                        construction of which begins after December 31, 
                        2017, and before January 1, 2019, 40 percent, 
                        and
                            ``(iii) in the case of any facility the 
                        construction of which begins after December 31, 
                        2018, and before January 1, 2020, 60 
                        percent.''.
    (c) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section shall take 
effect on January 1, 2018.

SEC. 403. EXTENSION AND OMISSION OF PHASEOUT OF SOLAR ENERGY CREDIT.

    (a) Extension.--Subclause (II) of section 48(a)(2)(A)(i) of the 
Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by striking ``but only with 
respect to property the construction of which begins before January 1, 
2022''.
    (b) Phaseout for Solar Energy Property.--Subsection (a) of section 
48 of such Code is amended by striking paragraph (6).
    (c) Conforming Amendment.--Subparagraph (A) of section 48(a)(2) of 
such Code is amended by striking ``Except as provided in paragraph (6), 
the energy percentage'' and inserting ``The energy percentage''.
    (d) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section shall take 
effect on the date of the enactment of this Act.

               TITLE V--BAN ON CRUDE OIL AND LNG EXPORTS

SEC. 501. BAN ON CRUDE OIL AND LNG EXPORTS.

    (a) In General.--Section 101 of title I of division O of the 
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 (42 U.S.C. 6212a) is amended to 
read as follows:

``SEC. 101. PROHIBITION ON EXPORTS OF CRUDE OIL AND NATURAL GAS.

    ``Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, exports of 
domestically produced crude oil and natural gas, including liquefied 
natural gas, are prohibited. Except the Secretary of Commerce may, with 
the approval of the President, approve the export of crude oil for--
            ``(1) exchanges in similar quantity for convenience or 
        increased efficiency of transportation with persons or the 
        government of a foreign state;
            ``(2) temporary exports for convenience or increased 
        efficiency of transportation across parts of an adjacent 
        foreign state which exports reenter the United States; and
            ``(3) the historical trading relations of the United States 
        with Canada and Mexico.''.
    (b) Repeal Relating to Exportation or Importation of Natural Gas.--
Subsections (a) and (c) of section 3 of the Natural Gas Act (15 U.S.C. 
717b) are repealed.

            TITLE VI--JUST TRANSITION AND WORKER PROTECTION

SEC. 601. THE CENTER FOR CLEAN ENERGY WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT.

    (a) Establishment of Center for Workforce Development.--
            (1) This Act hereby establishes the Center for Clean Energy 
        Workforce Development within the Department of Labor. The 
        Center shall identify the employment potential of the energy 
        efficiency and renewable energy industry and the skills and 
        training needed for workers in those fields, and make 
        recommendations to the President and Congress for policies to 
        promote employment growth and access to jobs. The council shall 
        prioritize maximizing employment opportunities for fossil fuel 
        workers displaced in the transition to renewable energy, and 
        residents of areas identified as Environmental Justice.
            (2) The Center shall establish, in consultation with 
        communities over represented on unemployment rolls, a target 
        for the number of new renewable energy jobs to be created in 
        the United States and shall also set a target for the number of 
        new renewable energy jobs to be created for fossil fuel workers 
        displaced in the transition to renewable energy, and residents 
        of areas identified as environmental justice communities.
            (3) The Center shall work with labor unions and other 
        relevant community stakeholders to establish job training and 
        workforce development programs sufficient to meet renewable 
        energy and energy efficiency workforce demands. Relocation 
        assistance will be prioritized for fossil fuel workers 
        displaced in the transition to renewable energy, and residents 
        of disadvantaged communities and low-income communities.
            (4) States may apply for Federal resources to extend 
        unemployment benefits for fossil fuel workers displaced in the 
        transition to renewable energy.
            (5) States, local units of government or businesses 
        applying for Federal resources to support the transition to 100 
        percent renewable energy must create an advisory council to 
        develop a comprehensive plan for their transition. The council 
        must include American Indian, Alaska Native Tribes, Native 
        Hawaiian Leaders, Native Organizations and Indigenous 
        communities, low-income communities, people of color, 
        immigrants, environmental justice organizations and networks 
        and those who are disproportionately burdened by pollution. 
        People from these communities shall have a leading role in the 
        development and implementation of a clean energy plan and 
        related regulations.
    (b) Eligibility.--
            (1) Workers are eligible when transitioning between jobs or 
        are underemployed, they maintain eligibility until they have a 
        salary, pension, and health care benefits package within 10 
        percent of the previous benefits package.
            (2) For the first 5 years, coal workers are eligible. Then, 
        if 20 percent or more jobs are lost in other energy sectors, 
        eligibility opens for those workers as well.
    (c) Benefits.--
            (1) For up to three years, workers may receive unemployment 
        insurance, health care, and pension based on their previous 
        salary.
            (2) Workers may also receive job training, healthcare, and 
        living expenses for up to four years.
            (3) If a worker is ready to retire, they may opt for 
        pension support and health care.
            (4) Employers shall receive tax credits to incentivize 
        hiring transitioning employees.
    (d) Investments in Coal Country.--Once thirty-five or more workers 
in a county become eligible for the program created by this Act, that 
county becomes eligible to apply for targeted, need-based development 
funds through an interagency effort spearheaded by the Department of 
Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA). Funds will be 
allocated through:
            (1) Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to assist 
        economic growth in Appalachian communities. Appalachian 
        communities most affected by coal economy transition will 
        receive $40,000,000 annually for a range of economic 
        development planning and implementation activities.
            (2) Department of Commerce, Economic Development Assistance 
        Programs (EDAP) to assist economically distressed communities 
        by fostering an environment conducive to job creation and 
        economic growth. The Act includes $10,000,000 annually to 
        coordinate Federal economic development funds governmentwide. 
        The agency will take a leadership role in planning and 
        coordination to communities and Federal agencies.
            (3) In order to address the continuing legacy of coal 
        abandoned mine lands (AML) on the health, safety, environment 
        and economic development potential of communities, the Act 
        provides $250,000,000 annually to States and tribes for the 
        reclamation of abandoned coal mine land sites and associated 
        polluted waters in a manner that promotes sustainable 
        redevelopment in economically distressed coal country 
        communities. OSMRE will seek input from States, tribes and 
        other stakeholders as it finalizes details of this proposal.
            (4) The remainder ($7 billion over 10 years) goes to 
        eligible counties for water, broadband, and electric grid 
        infrastructure investments.
    (e) Workplace Protections for All.--
            (1) Workers eligible for benefits under this section shall 
        have the right unionize by requiring only a majority of 
        eligible workers to sign authorizations with the National Labor 
        Relations Board.
            (2) Workers eligible for benefits under this section shall 
        have the right to negotiate within 10 days of union 
        certification and provides the option of mediation after 90 
        days and the option of arbitration after 30 days following.

SEC. 602. EQUITABLE TRANSITION FUND.

    (a) Establishment.--In order to facilitate a just transition to a 
clean energy economy and to mitigate the impact of fossil fuel worker 
transition away from energy-intensive, fossil fuel industry jobs and 
trade-exposed facilities, an equitable transition fund shall be created 
within the Department of the Treasury.
    (b) Purpose.--The purpose of the fund is to ensure that impacted 
workers are made substantially whole during a career transition period. 
Impacted workers will have access to--
            (1) retraining costs;
            (2) peer counseling services;
            (3) employment placement services;
            (4) relocation expenses; and
            (5) other services as deemed necessary by the Secretary of 
        Labor.
    (c) Funding.--Allocation of full financial support to this fund in 
an amount sufficient to meet the needs of workers who may lose their 
jobs to the transition to the clean energy economy. Any funds relegated 
to the account may only be spent after appropriation.

                           TITLE VII--FUNDING

SEC. 701. CREATION OF ``OFF FOSSIL FUELS FUND''.

    (a) In General.--In the Department of the Treasury, there shall be 
created the ``OFF Fossil Fuels Fund''.
    (b) Funding To Execute the Provisions of This Act.--
            (1) Repeal of offshore tax deferment.--Section 952 of the 
        Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by adding at the end 
        the following:
    ``(f) Special Application of Subpart.--
            ``(1) In general.--Notwithstanding any other provision of 
        this subpart, the term `subpart F income' means, in the case of 
        any controlled foreign corporation, the income of such 
        corporation derived from any foreign country.
            ``(2) Applicable rules.--Rules similar to the rules under 
        the last sentence of subsection (a) and subsection (d) shall 
        apply to this subsection.''.
            (2) Effective date.--The amendment made by this subsection 
        shall apply to taxable years of foreign corporations beginning 
        after the date of the enactment of this Act, and to taxable 
        years of United States shareholders with or within which such 
        taxable years of a foreign corporation's end.
    (c) Appropriation of Funds.--
            (1) Congress shall appoint a Federal council of 12 
        representatives from American Indian, Alaska Native Tribes, 
        Native Hawaiian Organizations, Native Organizations and 
        Indigenous communities, low-income communities, people of 
        color, immigrants, environmental justice organizations and 
        networks and those who are disproportionately burdened by 
        pollution, to determine the most effective ways to appropriate 
        funds to support the provisions of titles I, II, III, and IV of 
        this Act.
            (2) The makeup of this council must be fully representative 
        of each of the groups listed in paragraph (1).

SEC. 702. RECAPTURE OF REVENUE FROM ``FOSSIL FUEL CREDIT'' REPEAL.

    Pursuant to section 302 of this Act, the fossil fuel tax credits 
that are repealed will be utilized in the following ways:
            (1) Funds recaptured from the repeal of fossil fuel 
        production tax credits shall be used to fund the programs and 
        activities associated with this Act.
            (2) Any funds from section 302 of this Act shall be 
        transferred to the ``OFF Fossil Fuels Fund'' established in 
        section 701 of this Act.
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