AIR POLLUTION RELATED TERM(S) CLEAN AIR ACT; ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENT; POLLUTION

AIR POLLUTION related term(s) Clean Air Act; Ecology and Environment; Pollution

AIR POLLUTION related term(s) Clean Air Act; Ecology and Environment; Pollution

Addresses

Joint Meeting of Congress: Emmanuel Macron, President of France, H3509–H3513 [25AP]

Amendments

EPA: allow judicial review of final rule on emission standards for hazardous air pollutants for brick and structural clay products or clay ceramics manufacturing (H.R. 1917), consideration (H. Res. 762), H1456 [7MR]

——— make certain emission limits inapplicable for electric steam generating units that convert coal refuse into energy (H.R. 1119), consideration (H. Res. 762), H1456 [7MR]

Taxation: oppose Federal efforts to establish a carbon tax on fuels for electricity and transportation (H. Con. Res. 119), consideration (H. Res. 1001), H6485 [18JY]

Articles and editorials

America Before Earth Day—Smog and Disasters Spurred the Laws Trump Wants To Undo, S2430 [25AP]

How Much Has ‘Climate Change’ Been Scrubbed From Federal Websites? A Lot, S2099 [12AP]

Researchers Suggest Reforestation Around Urban Areas To Reduce Ozone Levels, H6525 [18JY]

U.S. Has More Climate Skeptics Than Anywhere Else on Earth—Blame the GOP, S5896 [23AU]

Bills and resolutions

Agriculture: modify and improve environmental regulations and requirements for agriculture and agricultural producers (see S. 2663), S2120 [12AP]

AID: prohibit funding for Global Climate Change Initiative (see H.R. 5852), H4138 [16MY]

Aviation: provide for use of unleaded aviation gasoline (see S. 3293), S5423 [26JY]

Clean Air Act: repeal provisions relative to regulation of certain international air pollution (see H.R. 4994), H1074 [8FE]

Climate: address disparate impact of climate change on women and support efforts of women globally to address climate change (see H.R. 4932), H783 [5FE]

——— affirm U.S. commitment to a safe and healthy climate for future generations and solutions to restore the climate (see H. Con. Res. 137), H8884 [25SE]

——— cap emissions of greenhouse gases through requirement to purchase carbon permits and distribute proceeds of such purchases to eligible individuals (see S. 2352), S549 [29JA] (see H.R. 4889), H676 [29JA]

——— express that climate change is real and human activity is the main cause, convey impact on frequency and severity of extreme weather, end misinformation campaigns, and provide NSF grants on climate change education (see S. Res. 573), S4951 [12JY]

——— recognize impacts of climate change on outdoor recreation and support policies that address causes and effects of climate change (see H. Res. 825), H3315 [13AP]

Dept. of Defense: study servicemembers’ exposure to open burn pits and toxic airborne chemicals while on active duty to ensure appropriate treatment for health effects (see S. 3181), S4734 [28JN] (see H.R. 5671), H3746 [1MY]

Dept. of Veterans Affairs: provide process for family members of deceased individuals eligible for burn pit registry to register for such registry on behalf of the deceased individual (see H.R. 6027), H4979 [7JN]

——— take actions necessary to ensure that certain individuals may update the burn pit registry with a registered individual’s cause of death (see H.R. 6959), H9151 [27SE]

Depts. of Defense and Veterans Affairs: submit report on open burn pits (see H.R. 5920), H4583 [22MY]

Ecology and environment: preserve appropriate and achievable Federal standards for greenhouse gas emissions and corporate average fuel economy for cars and light trucks (see H.R. 5226), H1501 [8MR]

EPA: address health and economic development impacts of nonattainment of federally mandated air quality standards in the San Joaquin Valley, CA, by designating air quality empowerment zones (see S. 3134), S4410 [26JN]

——— allow judicial review of final rule on emission standards for hazardous air pollutants for brick and structural clay products or clay ceramics manufacturing (see S. 2461), S1243 [27FE]

——— allow judicial review of final rule on emission standards for hazardous air pollutants for brick and structural clay products or clay ceramics manufacturing (H.R. 1917), consideration (see H. Res. 762), H1372 [5MR]

——— clarify when a physical change in, or change in the method of operation of, a stationary source constitutes a modification under Clean Air Act provisions relative to air pollution from a stationary source (see S. 2761), S2484 [26AP]

——— ensure equal regulatory treatment of natural gas and electric vehicles (see S. 3226), S5004 [17JY] (see H.R. 6476), H6649 [23JY]

——— ensure phasedown of hydrofluorocarbons manufacturing to support next-generation technologies (see S. 2448), S1164 [15FE]

——— exclude energy efficiency projects, pollution control projects, and reliability projects from the definition of a modification under Clean Air Act provisions relative to air pollution from a stationary source (see S. 2760), S2484 [26AP]

——— exempt certain pesticides and air emissions from animal waste at farms from certain reporting requirements under CERCLA (see S. 2421), S907 [13FE] (see H.R. 5275), H1607 [14MR]

——— exempt from certain Clean Air Act requirements law enforcement agency incinerator units when used for the sole purpose of destroying contraband or household pharmaceuticals (see H.R. 6291), H5974 [28JN]

——— make certain emission limits inapplicable for electric steam generating units that convert coal refuse into energy (H.R. 1119), consideration (see H. Res. 762), H1372 [5MR]

——— provide regulatory relief for certain ozone pollution standards in international border areas, marginal areas, and rural transport areas (see S. 2825), S2623 [10MY]

——— reaffirm final determination relative to greenhouse gas emissions standards for light-duty vehicles (see S. 2643), S2040 [10AP]

——— reallocate renewable fuel obligation of certain exempted small refineries to other refineries, blenders, distributors, and importers (see H.R. 6731), H7941 [7SE]

——— reform renewable fuel standard by mitigating harmful environmental impacts and advancing the next generation of biofuels (see S. 2519), S1577 [8MR] (see H.R. 5212), H1500 [8MR]

——— reinstate information about climate change that was removed from, or redacted on, the Agency’s website (see H.R. 5552), H3440 [18AP]

——— revise labeling requirement for fuel pumps that dispense E15 ethanol-blend gasoline (see H.R. 5855), H4138 [16MY]

——— support carbon utilization and direct air capture research and facilitate permitting and development of carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration projects and carbon dioxide pipelines (see S. 2602), S1947 [22MR]

——— support vehicle emissions standards and policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and oil usage and recognize rights of States to set stronger standards under the Clean Air Act (see S. Con. Res. 42), S5583 [1AU] (see H. Con. Res. 130), H7724 [26JY]

FAA: encourage use of zero-emission vehicles and technology at public-use airports (see S. 3514), S6342 [26SE]

——— enter into appropriate arrangements with National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to provide for a report on health impacts of air traffic noise and pollution (see S. 2422), S907 [13FE]

——— prohibit use of leaded fuel by aircraft operating within U.S. airspace (see H.R. 5421), H3052 [29MR]

FEMA: authorize transitional sheltering assistance for individuals who live in areas with unhealthy air quality caused by wildfires (see S. 3403), S5991 [28AU]

Foreign trade: prohibit importation into the U.S. of paper products that are not manufactured in accordance with requirements at least as stringent as U.S. environmental law requirements (see H.R. 5611), H3574 [25AP]

Hazardous substances: establish a national mercury monitoring program to protect human health, safeguard fisheries, and track environmental effects of emissions reductions (see S. 3394), S5991 [28AU]

Motor vehicles: enable State and local promotion of alternative fuel and high-efficiency motor vehicle fleets (see H.R. 4834), H552 [18JA]

National Asbestos Awareness Week: designate (see S. Res. 449), S1948 [22MR]

NOAA: establish Climate Change Education Program (see S. 2740), S2391 [24AP] (see H.R. 5606), H3505 [24AP]

SEC: require issuers to disclose certain activities relative to climate change (see S. 3481), S6277 [24SE]

Taxation: eliminate certain fuel excise taxes and impose a tax on greenhouse gas emissions to provide revenue for maintaining and building infrastructure (see H.R. 6463), H6648 [23JY]

——— enhance requirements for secure geological storage of carbon dioxide for purposes of the credit for carbon dioxide sequestration (see H.R. 4857), H582 [19JA]

——— impose an excise tax on fuel based on the carbon content of such fuel (see H.R. 6605), H7723 [26JY]

——— oppose Federal efforts to establish a carbon tax on fuels for electricity and transportation (see H. Con. Res. 119), H3706 [26AP]

——— oppose Federal efforts to establish a carbon tax on fuels for electricity and transportation (H. Con. Res. 119), consideration (see H. Res. 1001), H6462 [17JY]

——— provide for greenhouse gas emission fees, reduce corporate income tax, provide tax credits to workers, and deliver additional benefits to the retired and disabled (see S. 2368), S612 [5FE] (see H.R. 4926), H783 [5FE]

Veterans: establish presumptions of service connection for illnesses associated with open burn pits and direct GAO to establish Open Burn Pit Advisory Commission (see H.R. 6582), H7722 [26JY]

Essays

State of the Union: Bailey Blow, S605 [5FE]

——— Duncan McGrade, S607 [5FE]

Letters

Blocking Regulatory Interference From Closing Kilns Act: Neil L. Bradley, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, H1463 [7MR]

——— Ross Eisenberg, National Association of Manufacturers, H1463 [7MR]

Satisfying Energy Needs and Saving the Environment (SENSE) Act: several organizations, H1485 [8MR]

Memorandums

EPA Exemption of Pesticides and Air Emissions From Animal Waste at Farms From Certain Reporting Requirements Under CERCLA: Congressional Research Service, S1925 [22MR]

EPA Grants Oversight Timeline for Federal Grants to State and Territorial Air Pollution Program Administrators/Association of Local Air Pollution Control Officers (STAPPA-ALAPCO): Committee on Environment and Public Works (Senate) (2004), S2095 [12AP]

Motions

EPA: allow judicial review of final rule on emission standards for hazardous air pollutants for brick and structural clay products or clay ceramics manufacturing (H.R. 1917), H1464 [7MR]

——— make certain emission limits inapplicable for electric steam generating units that convert coal refuse into energy (H.R. 1119), H1487 [8MR]

Proposals

Action Plan for Reliable and Low Cost Electricity in America and To Assist in the Survival of Our Country’s Coal Industry: Robert E. Murray, Murray Energy Corp., S2093 [12AP]

Action Plan for the Administration of President Donald J. Trump Relative to Energy and Environmental Policy: Robert E. Murray, Murray Energy Corp., S244 [17JA]

Remarks in House

Climate: effects of climate change, H31 [9JA], H6567 [19JY]

——— impact of climate change on frequency and intensity of natural disasters, H420 [17JA]

——— impact of climate change on military installations, H4147 [17MY]

Dept. of Defense: conduct education and outreach campaign to veterans exposed to open burn pits and who are eligible to enroll in the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry, H4566 [22MY], H7697, H7698 [26JY]

——— open air burn pits research funding, H5796–H5798 [27JN]

——— study feasibility of phasing out use of open burn pits, H4565 [22MY], H7697, H7698 [26JY]

——— study servicemembers’ exposure to open burn pits and toxic airborne chemicals while on active duty to ensure appropriate treatment for health effects (H.R. 5671), H5798 [27JN]

Dept. of Veterans Affairs: Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry educational outreach funding, H4974 [7JN]

——— Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry funding, H4976, H4977 [7JN]

——— establish a center of excellence in prevention, diagnosis, mitigation, treatment, and rehabilitation of health conditions relative to exposure to burn pits (H.R. 1279), H1604 [14MR]

EPA: allow judicial review of final rule on emission standards for hazardous air pollutants for brick and structural clay products or clay ceramics manufacturing (H.R. 1917), H1458–H1466 [7MR]

——— allow judicial review of final rule on emission standards for hazardous air pollutants for brick and structural clay products or clay ceramics manufacturing (H.R. 1917), consideration (H. Res. 762), H1451–H1458 [7MR]

——— allow judicial review of final rule on emission standards for hazardous air pollutants for brick and structural clay products or clay ceramics manufacturing (H.R. 1917), motion to recommit, H1464 [7MR]

——— delay implementation of emission standards for new residential wood and pellet stoves, hydronic heaters, and forced-air furnaces, H1459–H1464 [7MR]

——— Environmental Justice program funding, H6451, H6452 [17JY]

——— funding, H6270, H6380 [17JY]

——— make certain emission limits inapplicable for electric steam generating units that convert coal refuse into energy (H.R. 1119), H1480–H1489 [8MR]

——— make certain emission limits inapplicable for electric steam generating units that convert coal refuse into energy (H.R. 1119), consideration (H. Res. 762), H1451–H1458 [7MR]

——— make certain emission limits inapplicable for electric steam generating units that convert coal refuse into energy (H.R. 1119), motion to recommit, H1487 [8MR]

——— prevent certain chemical byproducts from electric steam generating units that convert coal refuse into energy from being released into the air and water, H1487 [8MR]

——— prohibit funding to enforce methane emissions rule, H6502, H6503 [18JY], E1066 [25JY]

——— prohibit funding to implement or enforce ground-level ozone standards, H6514 [18JY]

——— prohibit funding to implement social cost of carbon emissions rule, H6503, H6504 [18JY]

——— prohibit funding to mandate State greenhouse gas emissions levels based on reciprocal agreements with foreign countries, H6516, H6517 [18JY]

——— prohibit funding to modify rule on management and disposal of coal ash, H6515 [18JY]

——— prohibit funding to regulate trailers under the Clean Air Act, H6506, H6507 [18JY]

——— prohibit use of funds to prepare, propose, or promulgate any regulation or guidance related to the social cost of carbon, H4968, H4969 [7JN]

——— proposed rule to revise vehicle emissions standards, H3382 [17AP]

FAA: prohibit use of leaded fuel by aircraft operating within U.S. airspace (H.R. 5421), E384 [29MR]

Natural gas: require export applications for small volumes of natural gas to show that such export was produced using available techniques to minimize methane emissions from leaks or venting, H7891, H7894 [6SE]

News media: allegations of media bias relative to climate change, H3589 [26AP]

San Francisco, CA: tribute to Bay Area Climate Action Forum, E897 [22JN]

Taxation: oppose Federal efforts to establish a carbon tax on fuels for electricity and transportation (H. Con. Res. 119), H6562–H6569 [19JY]

——— oppose Federal efforts to establish a carbon tax on fuels for electricity and transportation (H. Con. Res. 119), consideration (H. Res. 1001), H6478–H6486 [18JY]

Tonawanda Coke Corp.: condemn actions to block entry of firefighters responding to plant fire and urge compliance with all environmental laws, H7833 [5SE]

Veterans: address effects of veterans exposed to burn pits, H3690 [26AP]

Remarks in Senate

Business and industry: tribute to efforts of companies to expand use of renewable energy and combat climate change, S1832 [20MR], S6210 [18SE], S6707 [9OC]

China: noncompliance with international agreement to stop using products containing chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), S4357 [25JN]

Climate: American Petroleum Institute actions to oppose efforts to address climate change and support fossil fuel industry, S1234–S1236 [27FE]

——— cap emissions of greenhouse gases through requirement to purchase carbon permits and distribute proceeds of such purchases to eligible individuals (S. 2352), S551 [29JA]

——— effects of climate change, S13–S16 [3JA], S242 [17JA], S494 [24JA], S1429–S1431 [7MR], S1668–S1684 [13MR], S1715 [14MR], S1832 [20MR], S2030–S2032 [10AP], S5822–S5824 [22AU], S5888–S5890 [23AU], S6014–S6018 [4SE], S6127–S6130 [12SE], S6485–S6488 [3OC], S6706–S6708 [9OC], S6758–S6761 [10OC], S6778, S6787, S6788 [11OC]

——— efforts of fossil fuel industry to deny and discredit science behind climate change, S1234 [27FE], S1430 [7MR], S1680 [13MR], S2030–S2032 [10AP], S2356–S2358 [23AP], S2378 [24AP], S2426 [25AP], S2462 [26AP], S2839–S2841 [22MY], S2988 [5JN], S4031 [19JN], S4904–S4906 [11JY], S5261 [24JY], S5481–S5483 [31JY], S5823 [22AU], S6129 [12SE], S6211 [18SE], S6375–S6378 [28SE]

——— impact of climate change on agriculture, S4473 [27JN]

——— impact of climate change on Antarctic ice sheet, S2987 [5JN]

——— impact of climate change on Arctic sea ice levels, S1832 [20MR]

——— impact of climate change on drought conditions, S1677 [13MR]

——— impact of climate change on frequency and intensity of natural disasters, S13–S16 [3JA], S1676 [13MR], S5899 [23AU], S6485–S6488 [3OC], S6706 [9OC], S6778, S6787, S6788 [11OC]

——— impact of climate change on human conflict, violence, and stability of governments, S1678 [13MR]

——— impact of climate change on military installations, S125 [10JA]

——— impact of climate change on national security, S5055 [18JY]

——— impact of climate change on potential risk of a ‘‘carbon bubble’’ and subsequent instability of financial markets, S4904–S4906 [11JY]

——— impact of climate change on public health, S2252 [18AP]

——— impact of climate change on tourism, S1679 [13MR]

——— impact of rollback of regulations on greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired powerplants on climate change, S5895 [23AU]

——— National Association of Manufacturers actions to oppose efforts to address climate change and support fossil fuel industry, S899 [13FE]

——— U.S. Chamber of Commerce actions to oppose efforts to address climate change and support fossil fuel industry, S800 [8FE], S1234 [27FE]

——— Wall Street Journal editorials denying existence and effects of climate change, S5260 [24JY]

Climate Leadership Council: release of ‘‘Exceeding Paris—How the Baker-Schultz Carbon Dividends Plan Would Significantly Exceed the U.S. Paris Commitment’’ report, S6211 [18SE]

Ecology and environment: efforts of fossil fuel industry representatives to influence U.S. environmental policy, S242 [17JA], S2092, S2096, S2103 [12AP], S4393–S4395 [26JN]

EPA: exempt certain pesticides and air emissions from animal waste at farms from certain reporting requirements under CERCLA, S1924 [22MR]

——— prohibit hardship waivers to renewable fuel standard, S4358 [25JN]

——— proposed regulations allowing States more authority in creating plans to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired powerplants, S5733 [21AU], S5888–S5890, S5895–S5899 [23AU]

——— proposed rule to revise vehicle emissions standards, S2084 [12AP]

——— reform renewable fuel standard, S4483 [27JN]

——— repeal of Clean Power Plan regulations relative to greenhouse gas emissions from powerplants, S6210 [18SE]

FEMA: authorize transitional sheltering assistance for individuals who live in areas with unhealthy air quality caused by wildfires (S. 3403), S5993 [28AU]

Hazardous substances: establish a national mercury monitoring program to protect human health, safeguard fisheries, and track environmental effects of emissions reductions (S. 3394), S5992 [28AU]

Koch, Charles: impact of contributions on efforts to discredit scientific research behind climate change, S2354–S2358 [23AP], S2374, S2376–S2379 [24AP]

Koch, David H.: impact of contributions on efforts to discredit scientific research behind climate change, S2354–S2358 [23AP], S2374, S2376–S2379 [24AP]

National Asbestos Awareness Week: designate (S. Res. 449), S1978 [22MR]

NOAA: establish Climate Change Education Program (S. 2740), S2378 [24AP]

Power resources: impact of efforts to transition away from fossil fuel sources of energy to clean and renewable energy, S2377 [24AP], S6128–S6130 [12SE], S6758–S6761 [10OC], S6787 [11OC]

——— transition away from fossil fuel sources of energy to 100 percent clean and renewable energy by 2050 (S. 987), S1683 [13MR]

Pruitt, E. Scott: assessment of tenure as EPA Administrator, S531 [29JA], S2084, S2097–S2103 [12AP]

Taxation: improve, expand, and extend the credit for carbon dioxide sequestration, S1833 [20MR]

——— oppose Federal efforts to establish a carbon tax on fuels for electricity and transportation (H. Con. Res. 119), S5482 [31JY]

——— provide for greenhouse gas emission fees, reduce corporate income tax, provide tax credits to workers, and deliver additional benefits to the retired and disabled (S. 1639), S899 [13FE]

——— provide for greenhouse gas emission fees, reduce corporate income tax, provide tax credits to workers, and deliver additional benefits to the retired and disabled (S. 2368), S5482 [31JY], S6211 [18SE]

Trump, President: assessment of views on climate change, S14 [3JA]

——— evaluation of administration relative to environmental regulations and policy, S2429 [25AP]

——— evaluation of climate change policies, S6130 [12SE], S6788 [11OC]

Wheeler, Andrew: suitability to be EPA Deputy Administrator relative to views on climate change and ties to the fossil fuel industry, S2108–S2110 [12AP]

Whitehouse, Senator: tribute to ongoing floor speeches on climate change, S1668–S1679, S1682, S1683 [13MR], S2253 [18AP], S2354 [23AP]

Reports filed

Alaska Remote Generator Reliability and Protection Act: Committee on Environment and Public Works (Senate) (S. 1934), S6221 [18SE]

Blocking Regulatory Interference From Closing Kilns Act: Committee on Energy and Commerce (House) (H.R. 1917) (H. Rept. 115–509), H131 [10JA]

——— Committee on Environment and Public Works (Senate) (S. 2461), S6221 [18SE]

Consideration of H. Con. Res. 119, Oppose Federal Efforts To Establish a Carbon Tax on Fuels for Electricity and Transportation: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 1001) (H. Rept. 115–834), H6462 [17JY]

Consideration of H.R. 1119, Satisfying Energy Needs and Saving the Environment (SENSE) Act and H.R. 1917, Blocking Regulatory Interference From Closing Kilns Act: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 762) (H. Rept. 115–586), H1372 [5MR]

EPA Delay of Implementation of Emission Standards for New Residential Wood and Pellet Stoves, Hydronic Heaters, and Forced-Air Furnaces: Committee on Environment and Public Works (Senate) (S. 1857), S6221 [18SE]

Relief From New Source Performance Standards Act: Committee on Energy and Commerce (House) (H.R. 453) (H. Rept. 115–508), H131 [10JA]

Satisfying Energy Needs and Saving the Environment (SENSE) Act: Committee on Energy and Commerce (House) (H.R. 1119) (H. Rept. 115–514), H172 [12JA]

Utilizing Significant Emissions With Innovative Technologies (USE IT) Act: Committee on Environment and Public Works (Senate) (S. 2602), S2923 [24MY]

——— Committee on Environment and Public Works (Senate) (S. 2602) (S. Rept. 115–328), S6028 [4SE]

Texts of

H. Con. Res. 119, oppose Federal efforts to establish a carbon tax on fuels for electricity and transportation, H6563 [19JY]

H. Res. 762, consideration of H.R. 1119, Satisfying Energy Needs and Saving the Environment (SENSE) Act and H.R. 1917, Blocking Regulatory Interference From Closing Kilns Act, H1451 [7MR]

H. Res. 1001, consideration of H. Con. Res. 119, oppose Federal efforts to establish a carbon tax on fuels for electricity and transportation, H6478 [18JY]

H.R. 1119, Satisfying Energy Needs and Saving the Environment (SENSE) Act, H1481 [8MR]

H.R. 1917, Blocking Regulatory Interference From Closing Kilns Act, H1458 [7MR]

S. Con. Res. 42, support EPA vehicle emissions standards and policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and oil usage and recognize rights of States to set stronger standards under the Clean Air Act, S5588 [1AU]

S. Res. 449, National Asbestos Awareness Week, S1955 [22MR]

S. Res. 573, express that climate change is real and human activity is the main cause, convey impact on frequency and severity of extreme weather, end misinformation campaigns, and provide NSF grants on climate change education, S4953 [12JY]