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

New Manhattan Project for Clean Energy Independence: Senator Alexander, S1924 [25MR]

Amendments

U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change: prohibit funding to advance withdrawal from Paris Agreement and develop a plan for the U.S. to meet pollution reduction goals under such agreement (H.R. 9), consideration (H. Res. 329), H3360 [1MY]

——— prohibit funding to advance withdrawal from Paris Agreement and require the President to develop a plan for the U.S. to meet its pollution reduction goals under such agreement (H.R. 9), H3382, H3383, H3384, H3385, H3386, H3387, H3388, H3389, H3390, H3391, H3392, H3393, H3394, H3395, H3396 [1MY], H3411, H3413, H3414, H3415, H3416, H3417, H3418, H3419, H3420 [2MY]

Articles and editorials

Conversion of a Climate-Change Skeptic, S1923 [25MR]

Economists’ Statement on Carbon Dividends—Bipartisan Agreement on How To Combat Climate Change, S5046 [24JY]

How Much Global Warming Is Fossil Fuel Infrastructure Locking In?, S4917 [17JY]

It’s Time To Act on Climate Change—Responsibly, S1801 [12MR]

Trump on Climate Change—‘People Like Myself, We Have Very High Levels of Intelligence but We’re Not Necessarily Such Believers’, H3356 [1MY]

Vote on the Green New Deal, S1317 [13FE]

Bills and resolutions

CDC: reauthorize Climate and Health Program (see H.R. 3819), H7149 [18JY]

Clean Air Act: repeal provisions requiring States to address emissions that endanger public health or welfare in other countries if such countries provide reciprocal protections (see H.R. 1584), H2581 [7MR]

Climate: acknowledge climate emergency which demands massive-scale mobilization to halt, reverse, and address its consequences and causes (see S. Con. Res. 22), S4907 [17JY] (see H. Con. Res. 52), H5303 [9JY]

——— address disparate impact of climate change on women and support efforts of women globally to address climate change (see S. 868), S1986 [26MR] (see H.R. 1880), H2826 [26MR]

——— affirm U.S. commitment to a safe and healthy climate for future generations and solutions to restore the climate (see H. Con. Res. 35), H3279 [22AP]

——— cap emissions of greenhouse gases through requirement to purchase carbon permits and distribute proceeds of such purchases to eligible individuals (see S. 940), S2087 [28MR] (see H.R. 1960), H2915 [28MR]

——— codify Executive order preparing the U.S. for impacts of climate change (see S. 2239), S5012 [23JY]

——— express that climate change is real, it is impacted by human activity, and Congress should take immediate action to address the problem (see S.J. Res. 9), S1594 [28FE]

——— prohibit U.S. contributions to Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, or Green Climate Fund (see H.R. 1881), H2826 [26MR]

——— protect through increasing renewable energy, enhancing energy efficiency standards, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions (see H.R. 330), H283 [8JA]

——— recognize that climate change most severely impacts vulnerable and disadvantaged communities and that it is a U.S. responsibility to work with global partners to promote environmental and climate justice (see H. Res. 367), H3680 [9MY]

Climate Action Rebate Fund: create to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, provide rebates to consumers, encourage innovation of clean energy technologies, and create new economic opportunities (see S. 2284), S5107 [25JY] (see H.R. 4051), H7466 [25JY]

Dept. of Agriculture: add goals to Agriculture Advanced Research and Development Authority (AGARDA) to enhance role of agriculture in sustainability solutions that address carbon sequestration and reduction of emissions (see H.R. 4134), H7481 [30JY]

Dept. of Defense: carry out Direct Air Capture and Blue Carbon Removal Technology Program to capture carbon dioxide from air and seawater and convert it to clean fuels or other useful products (see S. 1679), S3106 [23MY] (see H.R. 3227), H4626 [12JN]

——— enhance readiness by adapting infrastructure and operations to address climate change and improving energy and resource efficiency (see S. 1498), S2884 [15MY] (see H.R. 2759), H3841 [15MY]

——— study servicemembers’ exposure to open burn pits and toxic airborne chemicals while on active duty to ensure appropriate treatment for health effects (see S. 191), S293 [17JA] (see H.R. 663), H717 [17JA]

Dept. of Energy: establish a market-oriented standard for clean electric energy generation (see S. 1359), S2742 [8MY] (see H.R. 2597), H3500 [8MY]

——— establish a prize competition for research, development, or commercialization of technology to reduce carbon in the atmosphere, including by direct capture (see H.R. 3282), H4695 [13JN]

——— establish a program to incentivize innovation and to enhance U.S. industrial competitiveness by developing technologies to reduce emissions of nonpower industrial sectors (see S. 2300), S5108 [25JY] (see H.R. 3978), H7463 [25JY]

——— establish Clean School Bus Grant Program (see S. 1750), S3251 [5JN] (see H.R. 3973), H7463 [25JY]

Dept. of HHS: develop a national strategic action plan and program to assist health professionals in preparing for and responding to the public health effects of climate change (see S. 523), S1383 [14FE] (see H.R. 1243), H2030 [14FE]

Dept. of Labor: ensure that claims for benefits under the Black Lung Benefits Act are processed in a fair and timely manner and protect miners from pneumoconiosis (black lung disease) (see S. 2205), S5011 [23JY]

Dept. of State: establish positions of Climate Security Envoy and Special Representative for the Arctic and outline policies on relationship between climate change and national security (see S. 745), S1792 [12MR]

Dept. of Transportation: allow local bikeshare projects to receive Federal funding and eligibility under Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (see H.R. 4001), H7464 [25JY]

——— authorize funds for Federal-aid highways and highway safety construction programs, expedite environmental reviews for projects, improve resiliency, and reduce carbon emissions (see S. 2302), S5141 [29JY]

——— finalize rules to protect consumers from risks of carbon monoxide poisoning and rollaways from motor vehicles (see S. 543), S1437 [25FE] (see H.R. 3145), H4343 [5JN]

——— provide loans for acquisition of electric buses and related infrastructure (see S. 2403), S5248 [31JY]

——— require buses purchased by public transit systems using Federal Transit Administration funds to be zero-emissions buses (see H.R. 2164), H3216 [9AP]

——— require metropolitan planning organizations to consider greenhouse gas emissions in long-range transportation plans and transportation improvement programs (see H.R. 3822), H7149 [18JY]

——— require State and local transportation planners to consider projects and strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (see S. 2084), S4773 [10JY]

Dept. of Veterans Affairs: amend disability rating schedule to add a diagnostic code and evaluation criteria for obliterative bronchiolitis (see H.R. 1005), H1390 [6FE]

——— provide for eligibility of certain individuals exposed to burn pits for hospital care, medical services, and nursing home care (see H.R. 4137), H7481 [30JY]

——— provide for presumption of service connection for illnesses associated with open burn pits (see H.R. 4086), H7476 [26JY]

——— 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. 1001), H1390 [6FE]

——— take actions necessary to ensure that certain individuals may update the burn pit registry with a registered individual’s cause of death (see S. 554), S1492 [26FE] (see H.R. 1381), H2234 [26FE]

Disasters: authorize the President to declare a smoke emergency (see S. 1814), S3363 [12JN]

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. 978), H1361 [5FE]

EPA: account for small refineries exemption of renewable fuels provisions under Clean Air Act by increasing other refineries’ production (see H.R. 3410), H5036 [21JN]

——— account for small refineries exemption of renewable fuels provisions under Clean Air Act by increasing other refineries’ production and recapture volume lost due to prior exemptions (see H.R. 3411), H5036 [21JN]

——— 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. 2105), S4807 [11JY]

——— clarify when a physical change in, or change in the method of operation of, a stationary source that emits air pollutants constitutes a modification or construction relative to Clean Air Act standards (see H.R. 172), H207 [3JA]

——— conduct research on wildfire smoke (see S. 1812), S3363 [12JN]

——— create a national zero-emission vehicle standard (see S. 1487), S2884 [15MY] (see H.R. 2764), H3841 [15MY]

——— eliminate corn ethanol mandate for renewable fuel (see S. 2298), S5108 [25JY]

——— eliminate exemption for aggregation of emissions from oil and gas development sources and include hydrogen sulfide in the list of hazardous air pollutants under the Clean Air Act (see H.R. 585), H673 [16JA]

——— establish a program to defer designation of nonattaiment areas by allowing State and local governments to develop early action compacts to achieve national ambient air quality standards for ozone (see S. 1973), S4505 [25JN]

——— establish a voluntary program to reduce emissions from wood heaters (see S. 2274), S5107 [25JY]

——— establish certain requirements for small refineries exemption of renewable fuels provisions under Clean Air Act (see S. 1840), S3476 [13JN]

——— establish new timeline for certain Alaska State implementation plan and attainment requirements for Fairbanks North Star Borough (see S. 2426), S5311 [1AU]

——— 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. 2104), S4807 [11JY]

——— give States the option of monitoring covered criteria air pollutants in designated areas by increasing number of air quality sensors in exchange for greater regulatory flexibility in monitoring methods (see H.R. 1284), H2032 [14FE]

——— impose an annual deadline for small refineries to submit petitions for exemptions from certain renewable fuel requirements based on disproportionate economic hardship (see H.R. 3006), H4163 [23MY]

——— issue final rule adding all per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances with at least one fully fluorinated carbon atom to hazardous air pollutants list (see H.R. 2605), H3501 [8MY]

——— modify definition of renewable biomass under renewable fuel program to allow use of biomass from certain Federal lands, reduce brush and trees that fuel wildfires, and allow use of mill residuals for biofuels (see S. 1614), S3059 [22MY]

——— provide regulatory relief for conventional marginally producing oil and gas wells from rule on methane leaks (see H.R. 1391), H2270 [27FE]

——— provide regulatory relief to alternative fuel producers, automobile manufacturers, and consumers to allow for fuel choice options (see S. 581), S1540 [27FE]

——— reaffirm final determination relative to greenhouse gas emissions standards for light-duty vehicles (see S. 1022), S2240 [3AP]

——— reauthorize Clean Bus Program to assist communities with reducing emissions from older diesel schoolbuses (see H.R. 2906), H4117 [22MY]

——— reauthorize diesel emissions reduction program (see S. 747), S1792 [12MR] (see H.R. 1768), H2743 [14MR]

——— repeal emission standards for new residential wood and pellet stoves, hydronic heaters, and forced-air furnaces (see H.R. 1281), H2032 [14FE]

——— repeal expansion of renewable fuel program and prohibit authorization of higher ethanol blends for motor vehicle and gasoline engine fuels (see H.R. 104), H205 [3JA]

——— repeal renewable fuel standard program (see H.R. 3427), H5037 [21JN]

——— require notice of chemical-related public health risks, publish list of sites requiring additional review when an exposure risk is determined, and reform chemical review process (see S. 451), S1275 [12FE] (see H.R. 1165), H1580 [13FE]

——— revise ethylene oxide emissions standards for medical sterilization and chemical facilities (see S. 458), S1276 [12FE] (see H.R. 1152), H1525 [12FE]

——— revise labeling requirement for fuel pumps that dispense E15 ethanol-blend gasoline (see H.R. 1024), H1391 [6FE]

——— revise regulations to prevent catastrophic failure or shutdown of remote diesel power engines in Alaska due to emission control devices (see S. 163), S274 [16JA] (see H.R. 422), H358 [9JA]

——— set health-protective numerical emission limitation for hydrogen cyanide from petroleum refineries (see H.R. 2092), H3099 [4AP]

——— 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. 383), S1132 [7FE] (see H.R. 1166), H1580 [13FE]

FAA: conduct a study on health effects of ultrafine particles on communities near airports (see H.R. 2351), H3279 [22AP]

——— 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 H.R. 976), H1361 [5FE]

——— improve safety of air supply on commercial aircraft by providing educational materials to crew and first responders and issuing guidance on reporting smoke or fumes (see S. 1112), S2386 [10AP] (see H.R. 2208), H3252 [10AP]

Federal agencies and departments: address environmental justice through agency actions and permitting decisions and strengthen legal protections against environmental injustice for low-income and minority communities (see S. 2236), S5012 [23JY] (see H.R. 3923), H7241 [23JY]

——— ensure that climate change-related impacts are fully considered in development of national security doctrine, policies, and plans (see H.R. 1201), H1582 [13FE]

——— establish a cost of climate pollution from greenhouse gases for carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide to be used by Federal agencies (see S. 1745), S3251 [5JN]

——— prohibit funding to establish panel, task force, advisory committee, or other efforts to challenge scientific consensus on climate change (see S. 729), S1734 [7MR]

——— require transparency in reporting greenhouse gas impacts of products procured by certain agencies (see S. 1864), S3476 [13JN]

FEMA: authorize transitional sheltering assistance for individuals who live in areas with unhealthy air quality caused by wildfires (see S. 1997), S4566 [26JN]

FERC: revoke a certificate of public convenience and necessity as such certificate applies to Weymouth, MA, natural gas compressor station (see H.R. 2152), H3215 [9AP]

Green New Deal: address climate change, invest in infrastructure, reduce greenhouse gases and agricultural and hazardous waste, convert to clean energy, create jobs, and protect vulnerable communities (see S.J. Res. 8), S1326 [13FE] (see S. Res. 59), S1133 [7FE] (see H. Res. 109), H1462 [7FE]

——— address climate change, invest in infrastructure, reduce greenhouse gases and hazardous and other wastes, convert to clean energy, create jobs, and protect vulnerable communities (H. Res. 109), consideration (see H. Res. 132), H2032 [14FE]

——— express that implementation would negatively impact civil liberties and the economy, many proposals are unrelated to climate change, and it would usher in socialist policies (see H. Res. 398), H4119 [22MY]

Green Real Deal: address climate change by harnessing the power of free markets, embracing technological innovation and entrepreneurship, and cutting excessive governmental red tape (see H. Res. 288), H3068 [3AP]

Green Spaces, Green Vehicles Initiative: establish to facilitate installation of zero-emissions vehicle infrastructure on National Forest System land, National Park System land, and certain other public lands (see S. 2041), S4629 [27JN] (see H.R. 3681), H5583 [10JY]

Hazardous substances: establish a national mercury monitoring program to protect human health, safeguard fisheries, and track environmental effects of emissions reductions (see S. 181), S293 [17JA]

National Asbestos Awareness Week: designate (see S. Res. 92), S1621 [4MR]

National Climate Bank: establish (see S. 2057), S4698 [8JY]

NOAA: conduct coastal community vulnerability assessments relative to ocean acidification (see S. 778), S1844 [13MR] (see H.R. 1716), H2715 [13MR]

——— establish Climate Change Education Program (see S. 477), S1326 [13FE] (see H.R. 2349), H3279 [22AP]

OSHA: establish an occupational safety and health standard to protect farmworkers from wildfire smoke (see S. 1815), S3363 [12JN]

Power resources: codify EPA emission standards rule requiring capture of methane gas produced from oil and gas wells and reinstate and enhance BLM rule limiting release of methane gas by energy producers on public lands (see H.R. 2711), H3788 [14MY]

SEC: require issuers to disclose certain activities and risks relative to climate change (see S. 2075), S4773 [10JY] (see H.R. 3623), H5272 [5JY]

Task Force on Super Pollutants: establish to review policies and measures to promote, and to develop best practices for, reduction of short-lived climate pollutants (see S. 2325), S5195 [30JY] (see H.R. 4143), H7488 [2AU]

Taxation: enhance requirements for secure geological storage of carbon dioxide for purposes of the credit for carbon dioxide sequestration (see S. 2263), S5107 [25JY]

——— impose a carbon tax on fossil fuel producers and direct funds toward rebuilding infrastructure, consumer tax rebates, and coal country assistance (see H.R. 4142), H7488 [2AU]

——— impose a carbon tax on fossil fuel producers to offset Social Security payroll tax reduction, pay Social Security beneficiaries, and offset higher energy prices for low-income households (see H.R. 3966), H7462 (see H.R. 4058), H7466 [25JY]

——— impose a tax on carbon dioxide emissions from energy and industrial facilities and use revenues to establish a Carbon Dioxide Trust Fund to support families and encourage clean energy technologies (see H.R. 763), H1210 [24JA]

——— oppose Federal efforts to establish a carbon tax on fuels for electricity and transportation (see H. Con. Res. 41), H4119 [22MY]

——— provide for greenhouse gas emission fees, provide tax credits to workers, and deliver additional benefits to the retired and disabled (see S. 1128), S2386 [10AP]

——— provide for issuance of exempt facility bonds for qualified carbon dioxide capture facilities (see S. 1763), S3284 [10JN] (see H.R. 3861), H7157 [19JY]

——— provide for issuance of exempt facility bonds for zero-emission vehicle infrastructure (see S. 2039), S4629 [27JN]

U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change: prohibit funding to advance withdrawal from Paris Agreement and develop a plan for the U.S. to meet pollution reduction goals under such agreement (H.R. 9), consideration (see H. Res. 329), H3302 [29AP]

——— prohibit funding to advance withdrawal from Paris Agreement and require the President to develop a plan for the U.S. to meet its pollution reduction goals under such agreement (see S. 1743), S3251 [5JN] (see H.R. 9), H2883 [27MR]

——— reaffirm commitment to, and oppose withdrawal from, Paris Agreement (see H. Con. Res. 15), H1492 [8FE]

U.S. Green Bank: establish to assist in financing of qualified clean energy and energy efficiency projects and issue Green Bonds to acquire capital stock of such bank (see S. 1528), S2924 [16MY] (see H.R. 3423), H5036 [21JN]

Wildfires: provide wildfire smoke mitigation assistance to States and units of local government (see S. 1813), S3363 [12JN]

Cloture motions

Green New Deal: address climate change, invest in infrastructure, reduce greenhouse gases and agricultural and hazardous waste, convert to clean energy, create jobs, and protect vulnerable communities (S.J. Res. 8), motion to proceed, S1882 [14MR], S1971 [26MR]

Letters

America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act: American Council of Engineering Companies of North Dakota, S5234 [31JY]

——— Bernie L. Dardis, West Fargo, ND, Board of City Commissioners, S5234 [31JY]

——— Brenda E. Derrig, Fargo, ND, City Engineer, S5233 [31JY]

——— Brian Ritter, Bismarck-Mandan, ND, Chamber of Commerce, S5235 [31JY]

——— Dave Carlsrud, Mayor of Valley City, ND, S5234 [31JY]

——— Fargo-Moorhead, ND, Metropolitan Council of Governments, S5233 [31JY]

——— Michael R. Brown, Mayor of Grand Forks, ND, S5234 [31JY]

——— Russ Hanson, Associated General Contractors of North Dakota, S5233 [31JY]

——— Thomas K. Sorel and Doug Burgum, North Dakota Dept. of Transportation, S5233 [31JY]

Climate Action Now Act: Anne L. Kelly, Ceres, Inc., H3380 [1MY]

——— Drew McConville, Wilderness Society, H3371 [1MY]

——— Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) (organization), H3378–H3380 [1MY]

——— Gene Karpinski, League of Conservation Voters, H3371 [1MY]

——— Hilary O. Shelton, NAACP, H3372 [1MY]

——— Leo W. Gerard, United Steelworkers (organization), H3372 [1MY]

——— Michael Williams, BlueGreen Alliance, H3372 [1MY]

——— Robert M. McLean, American College of Physicians (organization), H3380 [1MY]

——— several environmental organizations, H3358, H3370 [1MY]

——— several public health and medical organizations, H3358, H3373 [1MY]

——— We Are Still In (organization), H3372 [1MY]

Global effects of climate change: several Senators (1986), S1514 [27FE]

Memorandums

America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act: Jason Benson, Cass County, ND, Engineer, S5234 [31JY]

Motions

Green New Deal: address climate change, invest in infrastructure, reduce greenhouse gases and agricultural and hazardous waste, convert to clean energy, create jobs, and protect vulnerable communities (S.J. Res. 8), S1882 [14MR]

U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change: prohibit funding to advance withdrawal from Paris Agreement and require the President to develop a plan for the U.S. to meet its pollution reduction goals under such agreement (H.R. 9), H3426 [2MY]

Press releases

Climate Action Now Act: Environmental Defense Action Fund (organization), H3372 [1MY]

Remarks in House

CDC: Climate and Health Program funding, H4399 [11JN]

Climate: effects of climate change, H1379 [6FE], H1999 [14FE], H2803 [26MR], H3140 [9AP], H4307 [4JN], E750 [11JN], E757 [12JN]

——— impact of climate change on military installations, H2819 [26MR], H4304 [4JN]

Dept. of Agriculture: prohibit funding to remove term ‘‘climate change’’ from official publications, H4945, H4946 [20JN]

Dept. of Defense: conduct education and outreach campaign to veterans exposed to open burn pits and who are eligible to enroll in Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry, H5711 [11JY]

——— enhance readiness by adapting infrastructure and operations to address climate change and improving energy and resource efficiency (H.R. 2759), H3799 [15MY]

——— ensure that all incineration of materials containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances eliminates them while also ensuring that none is emitted into the air, H5649 [11JY]

——— health impact of open air burn pits on service personnel research funding, H5711 [11JY]

——— impact of climate change on national security study funding, H4721 [18JN]

——— recognize importance of goal to procure renewable energy, reduce greenhouse emissions, and make military more resilient in the face of climate change, H3418 [2MY]

——— require annual update of climate vulnerability and risk assessment tool, H5659 [11JY]

——— study feasibility of phasing out use of open burn pits, H5711 [11JY]

——— study servicemembers’ exposure to open burn pits and toxic airborne chemicals while on active duty to ensure appropriate treatment for health effects (H.R. 663), H704 [17JA]

Dept. of Energy: establish a prize competition for research, development, or commercialization of technology to reduce carbon in the atmosphere, including by direct capture (H.R. 3282), E765 [13JN]

Dept. of Transportation: allow local bikeshare projects to receive Federal funding and eligibility under Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (H.R. 4001), E990 [25JY]

——— Federal Transit Administration Low or No Emission Grant Program funding, H5066, H5067 [24JN]

Dept. of Veterans Affairs: take actions necessary to ensure that certain individuals may update the burn pit registry with a registered individual’s cause of death (H.R. 1381), H2332–H2335 [5MR]

EPA: Clean Power Plan regulations relative to greenhouse gas emissions from powerplants funding, H4959, H4960 [20JN]

——— ensure enforcement authority over Clean Air Act regulations relative to municipal waste incinerators in underserved communities, H4949 [20JN]

——— evaluate ambient levels of ethylene oxide emissions from certain manufacturing facilities in Lake County, IL, H2110 [26FE], H3224 [10AP]

——— funding to identify communities suffering from serious environmental law violations, implement clean up of such communities, and study health impact of multiple sources of pollution, H4949 [20JN]

——— outreach programs funding to communities identified in National Air Toxic Assessment to face dangerous emissions levels of ethylene oxide from medical sterilization and chemical facilities, H4949, H4950 [20JN]

——— prohibit funding for enforcement of emissions standards for small incinerators in remote areas of Alaska, H4952, H4953 [20JN]

——— prohibit funding to enforce oil and natural gas sector emission standards for new, reconstructed, and modified sources rule, H4965 [20JN]

——— prohibit funding to finalize mercury and air toxic standards rule regulating greenhouse gas emissions from coal, H4977 [20JN]

——— prohibit funding to implement, administer, or enforce endangerment finding for greenhouse gases, H4962, H4963 [20JN]

——— provide regulatory relief for conventional marginally producing oil and gas wells from rule on methane leaks (H.R. 1391), H2264 [27FE]

——— revise ethylene oxide emissions standards for medical sterilization and chemical facilities (H.R. 1152), H2110 [26FE], H3224 [10AP]

FAA: improve safety of air supply on commercial aircraft by providing educational materials to crew and first responders and issuing guidance on reporting smoke or fumes (H.R. 2208), E445 [10AP]

Government regulations: prohibit funding to prepare, propose, or promulgate any regulation or guidance that references or relies on analysis of the social cost of carbon, H4746 [18JN]

Green New Deal: address climate change, invest in infrastructure, reduce greenhouse gases and agricultural and hazardous waste, convert to clean energy, create jobs, and protect vulnerable communities (H. Res. 109), H1488 [8FE], H2089–H2096 [25FE], H2298 [28FE], H2787–H2793 [25MR], H2799 [26MR], H3359 [1MY], H3846 [16MY]

NOAA: conduct coastal community vulnerability assessments relative to ocean acidification (H.R. 1716), H4325–H4327 [5JN]

Rachel Carson Council, Inc.: report on wood pellets, Enviva Partners, LP, and environmental justice, E159 [11FE]

Renewable energy: recognize ability to simultaneously reduce greenhouse gas emissions, invest in clean energy alternatives, and provide affordable energy options to consumers, H3417, H3418 [2MY]

Salt Lake County, UT: Salt Lake County Health Dept. recipient of National Association of County and City Health Officials Health Dept. of the Year award, E1041 [9AU]

Trump, President: evaluation of climate change policies, H1397 [7FE]

U.N.: prohibit funding for climate change organizations and programs, H4645, H4646 [13JN]

U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change: clarify ability of the President to withdraw from Paris Agreement by executive action if such agreement is not considered a treaty, H3389, H3390 [1MY]

——— clarify that Paris Agreement seeks to address issues of environmental justice and disparate impact climate change has on vulnerable communities and people of color, H3382 [1MY]

——— clarify that U.S. withdrawal from Paris Agreement shall not prohibit States and cities from taking action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, H3385 [1MY]

——— develop plan to assist parties to Paris Agreement in meeting goals, H3383, H3384 [1MY]

——— ensure Paris Agreement emphasizes importance of international cooperation and multilateralism in response to global challenges, H3377, H3387 [1MY]

——— ensure that voluntary agricultural practices can be included to meet the goals and ambitions of the Paris Agreement, H3414, H3415 [2MY]

——— express that Paris Agreement is considered a treaty requiring the advice and consent of the Senate, H3365, H3388 [1MY]

——— Paris Agreement withdrawal funding, H4682, H4683 [13JN]

——— prohibit funding, H4647, H4648, H4683, H4684 [13JN]

——— prohibit funding to advance withdrawal from Paris Agreement and develop a plan for the U.S. to meet pollution reduction goals under such agreement (H.R. 9), consideration (H. Res. 329), H3351–H3361 [1MY]

——— prohibit funding to advance withdrawal from Paris Agreement and require President to develop plan for U.S. to meet its pollution reduction goals under such agreement (H.R. 9), motion to recommit, H3426–H3428 [2MY]

——— prohibit funding to advance withdrawal from Paris Agreement and require the President to develop a plan for the U.S. to meet its pollution reduction goals under such agreement (H.R. 9), H3310, H3312, H3323–H3336 [30AP], H3346, H3350, H3363–H3397 [1MY], H3409, H3410, H3411–H3429, H3432–H3434, H3437 [2MY]

——— provide rule of construction that nothing would require or prohibit inclusion of recommendations to support integration of effects of human-caused climate change into school curriculums, H3415, H3416 [2MY]

——— provide that nothing may be construed to require or prohibit the inclusion of a specific energy technology or technologies under Paris Agreement, H3413 [2MY]

——— recognize importance of averting, minimizing, and addressing loss and damage associated with the adverse effects of climate change, H3396 [1MY], H3416, H3417 [2MY]

——— recognize importance of clean energy technology development for the implementation of mitigation and adaptation actions of Paris Agreement, H3395, H3396 [1MY]

——— recognize importance of Paris Agreement task force addressing impact of climate change on displacement and global refugee crisis, H3383 [1MY]

——— recognize interconnection between climate change and health, H3414 [2MY]

——— recognize priority of safeguarding food security and ending hunger, and particular vulnerabilities of food production systems to impacts of climate change under Paris Agreement, H3392 [1MY]

——— recognize role clean energy jobs play in meeting U.S. commitments under Paris Agreement, H3420 [2MY]

——— recognize role of oceans in the global climate system and international actions being taken to include oceans in Paris Agreement nationally determined contributions, H3390, H3391 [1MY]

——— recognize that adaptation is a key component of global response to climate change, H3393, H3394 [1MY]

——— recognize that U.S. cities, States, and businesses are stepping up and pledging to meet the Paris Agreement goals in the wake of absent Federal leadership, H3394, H3395 [1MY]

——— recognize that U.S. leadership encouraged widespread international participation in the Paris Agreement, H3394 [1MY]

——— require GAO report on impact of withdrawal from Paris Agreement on U.S. territories, including potential impacts on economies and climate change vulnerabilities, H3392, H3393 [1MY]

——— require National Academy of Sciences report on consequences of withdrawal from Paris Agreement on U.S. global economic competitiveness and workforce, H3386, H3387 [1MY]

——— require Paris Agreement to address sea level rise, saltwater intrusion, and flooding, H3386 [1MY]

——— require President to certify that plan to meet U.S. pollution reduction goals under Paris Agreement will not result in net transfer of jobs to China, H3426–H3428 [2MY]

——— require President to report on impact of Paris Agreement on clean energy job development in rural communities, H3384 [1MY]

——— require President’s plan to consider affected populations, regions, and industries, including jobs, energy costs, and ability to develop and deploy new technologies, H3419, H3420 [2MY]

——— require President’s public plan to be posted in the Federal Register and allow a public comment period before the plan is submitted to Congress, H3391, H3392 [1MY]

——— study how Paris Agreement loss and damage provisions would affect infrastructure resiliency in the U.S. given the expected impacts of climate change, H3411–H3413 [2MY]

Remarks in Senate

Climate: acknowledge climate emergency which demands massive-scale mobilization to halt, reverse, and address its consequences and causes (H. Con. Res. 52), S4925 [18JY]

——— address disparate impact of climate change on women and support efforts of women globally to address climate change (S. 868), S1989–S1991 [26MR]

——— effects of climate change, S130–S132 [10JA], S207 [15JA], S734–S736 [29JA], S880, S907 [6FE], S1468–S1471 [26FE], S1514–S1522, S1546–S1551 [27FE], S1557, S1559–S1564, S1576–S1578 [28FE], S1610 [4MR], S1653 [5MR], S1788 [12MR], S1943–S1946 [25MR], S2020–S2022 [27MR], S2206–S2208 [2AP], S2362–S2365 [10AP], S2982–S2984 [20MY], S3019 [22MY], S3227 [5JN], S4154–S4157 [20JN], S4689–S4692 [8JY], S4875, S4896–S4901, S4916–S4918 [17JY], S5043–S5048 [24JY]

——— efforts of fossil fuel industry to deny and discredit science behind climate change, S207 [15JA], S1316 [13FE], S1559 [28FE], S1653 [5MR], S2364 [10AP], S2982–S2984 [20MY], S3336 [12JN], S5045 [24JY], S5173, S5175 [30JY]

——— express that climate change is real, it is impacted by human activity, and Congress should take immediate action to address the problem, S1683–S1685, S1689 [6MR], S1718 [7MR]

——— express that climate change is real, it is impacted by human activity, and Congress should take immediate action to address the problem (S.J. Res. 9), S1561, S1563, S1600 [28FE], S1771, S1788, S1801–S1803 [12MR], S1951, S1963 [26MR], S2014 [27MR]

——— express that climate change is real, it is impacted by human activity, and Congress should take immediate action to address the problem (S.J. Res. 9), unanimous-consent request, S1968, S1969 [26MR]

——— impact of climate change on frequency and intensity of natural disasters, S1930 [25MR], S2363 [10AP], S3307 [11JN], S4154, S4155 [20JN], S4689–S4692 [8JY]

——— impact of climate change on military installations, S1943–S1946 [25MR]

——— impact of climate change on national security, S1943–S1946 [25MR]

——— proposed Executive order creating a scientific panel to examine effects of climate change on national security, S1449 [26FE], S1559 [28FE]

——— release of National Climate Assessment, S1468 [26FE]

Congress: accomplishments of the 116th Congress, S5156 [30JY]

Dept. of Energy: establish a market-oriented standard for clean electric energy generation (S. 1359), S2745 [8MY]

Dept. of Transportation: authorize funds for Federal-aid highways and highway safety construction programs, expedite environmental reviews for projects, improve resiliency, and reduce carbon emissions (S. 2302), S5135, S5143–S5146 [29JY], S5172, S5173 [30JY], S5209, S5211, S5232 [31JY]

Dept. of Veterans Affairs: take actions necessary to ensure that certain individuals may update the burn pit registry with a registered individual’s cause of death (H.R. 1381), S1712 [6MR], S1717 [7MR]

EPA: exempt certain pesticides and air emissions from animal waste at farms from certain reporting requirements under CERCLA, S3342 [12JN]

——— modify definition of renewable biomass under renewable fuel program to allow use of biomass from certain Federal lands, reduce brush and trees that fuel wildfires, and allow use of mill residuals for biofuels (S. 1614), S3062 [22MY]

——— reauthorize diesel emissions reduction program (S. 747), S1794 [12MR], S2362 [10AP]

——— release of final Affordable Clean Energy rule to replace Clean Power Plan regulations relative to greenhouse gas emissions from powerplants, S3808 [19JN], S4151, S4154–S4157 [20JN]

——— retain mercury and air toxic standards rule regulating greenhouse gas emissions from coal and fossil fuel-fired electric utility generating units, S889 [6FE]

——— revise ethylene oxide emissions standards for medical sterilization and chemical facilities (S. 458), S1182 [12FE]

——— revise regulations to prevent catastrophic failure or shutdown of remote diesel power engines in Alaska due to emission control devices (S. 163), S2982 [20MY]

——— support carbon utilization and direct air capture research and facilitate permitting and development of carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration projects and carbon dioxide pipelines, S4531 [26JN], S5172, S5173 [30JY]

——— support carbon utilization and direct air capture research and facilitate permitting and development of carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration projects and carbon dioxide pipelines (S. 383), S1497 [27FE], S1690 [6MR], S1788 [12MR], S1822, S1823 [13MR], S2028 [27MR], S4538 [26JN]

——— support Kigali Treaty relative to reduction of manufacture and use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), S889 [6FE], S1563 [28FE]

——— support vehicle emissions standards and policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, S2363 [10AP]

——— urge continued monitoring around the Willowbrook, IL, Sterigenics U.S. LLC facility for ethylene oxide emissions, S1182 [12FE]

Federal agencies and departments: prohibit funding to establish panel, task force, advisory committee, or other efforts to challenge scientific consensus on climate change (S. 729), S1747 [7MR], S1765 [11MR], S2352 [10AP]

FEMA: authorize transitional sheltering assistance for individuals who live in areas with unhealthy air quality caused by wildfires (S. 1997), S4579 [26JN]

Green New Deal: address climate change, invest in infrastructure, reduce greenhouse gases and agricultural and hazardous waste, convert to clean energy, create jobs, and protect vulnerable communities (S. Res. 59), S1178, S1190 [12FE], S1348 [14FE], S1469 [26FE], S1546–S1550 [27FE], S1558, S1561 [28FE], S1611 [4MR], S1637 [5MR], S1686, S1688, S1689, S1699–S1701 [6MR], S1820, S1822–S1824 [13MR], S1889 [14MR]

——— address climate change, invest in infrastructure, reduce greenhouse gases and agricultural and hazardous waste, convert to clean energy, create jobs, and protect vulnerable communities (S.J. Res. 8), S1316, S1336 [13FE], S1337, S1342–S1344, S1348 [14FE], S1468, S1470, S1471 [26FE], S1497–S1501, S1519 [27FE], S1556, S1557, S1559–S1563 [28FE], S1635, S1637 [5MR], S1671–S1674, S1680–S1692, S1711 [6MR], S1718 [7MR], S1749 [11MR], S1788 [12MR], S1808, S1811, S1816 [13MR], S2536 [1MY], S2895 [16MY], S2987 [21MY], S3021 [22MY], S4924 [18JY]

——— address climate change, invest in infrastructure, reduce greenhouse gases and agricultural and hazardous waste, convert to clean energy, create jobs, and protect vulnerable communities (S.J. Res. 8), motion to proceed, S1882 [14MR], S1921, S1922, S1926–S1931, S1946 [25MR], S1949–S1975, S1981, S1989–S1991 [26MR], S2011, S2014–S2017, S2021, S2026–S2029 [27MR], S2063 [28MR]

Hazardous substances: establish a national mercury monitoring program to protect human health, safeguard fisheries, and track environmental effects of emissions reductions (S. 181), S301 [18JA]

Koch, Charles: impact of contributions on efforts to discredit scientific research behind climate change, S4691 [8JY]

Koch, David H.: impact of contributions on efforts to discredit scientific research behind climate change, S4691 [8JY]

Minnesota: tribute to efforts to transition away from fossil fuel sources of energy to clean and renewable energy, S2021 [27MR]

National Asbestos Awareness Week: designate (S. Res. 92), S1634 [4MR]

New Manhattan Project for Clean Energy Independence: establish, S1922 [25MR]

New York (State): passage of Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act to address climate change, S3811 [19JN]

Power resources: create clean energy jobs, achieve energy independence, reduce global warming pollution, and transition to a clean energy economy, S5047 [24JY]

——— national energy policy, S1955–S1958 [26MR]

——— support innovative energy technologies to reduce costs and emissions, S3021 [22MY]

Renewable energy: economic benefits of clean energy technologies, S207 [15JA], S880 [6FE], S1103 [7FE]

SEC: require issuers to disclose certain activities and risks relative to climate change (S. 2075), S4917 [17JY]

Senate: legislative priorities, S4926 [18JY]

Taxation: impose a tax on carbon dioxide emissions from energy and industrial facilities and use revenues to establish a Carbon Dioxide Trust Fund to support families and encourage clean energy technologies, S1577 [28FE]

——— improve, expand, and extend the credit for carbon dioxide sequestration, S1690 [6MR], S1822, S1823 [13MR], S2028 [27MR]

——— provide for greenhouse gas emission fees, provide tax credits to workers, and deliver additional benefits to the retired and disabled (S. 1128), S3187 [4JN], S3337 [12JN], S4689–S4692 [8JY], S4917 [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, S907 [6FE], S1686 [6MR], S1801 [12MR]

Trump, President: evaluation of administration relative to environmental policy, S4890 [17JY]

——— evaluation of climate change policies, S1449, S1471 [26FE], S1530 [27FE], S1560–S1563 [28FE], S1771 [12MR], S3019 [22MY], S3227 [5JN], S4685 [8JY], S5173 [30JY]

——— Executive order removing certain restrictions on year-round sale of E15 ethanol-blend gasoline, S3301 [11JN]

U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change: prohibit funding to advance withdrawal from Paris Agreement and require the President to develop a plan for the U.S. to meet its pollution reduction goals under such agreement (H.R. 9), S2580 [2MY], S2656 [6MY], S2659 [7MY], S4899, S4901 [17JY]

——— prohibit funding to advance withdrawal from Paris Agreement and require the President to develop a plan for the U.S. to meet its pollution reduction goals under such agreement (S. 1743), S4896 [17JY]

Wheeler, Andrew: suitability to be EPA Administrator relative to views on climate change and ties to the fossil fuel industry, S1469 [26FE], S1507–S1512, S1523–S1528, S1530, S1531, S1533, S1546, S1548, S1552 [27FE], S1559–S1563, S1565–S1567, S1580 [28FE]

Whitehouse, Senator: tribute to ongoing floor speeches on climate change, S5043–S5048 [24JY], S5075 [25JY]

Reports

World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity—A Second Notice (excerpt): William J. Ripple et al., BioScience (publication), E757 [12JN]

Reports filed

Alaska Remote Generator Reliability and Protection Act: Committee on Environment and Public Works (Senate) (S. 163), S866 [5FE]

America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act: Committee on Environment and Public Works (Senate) (S. 2302), S5310 [1AU]

Climate Action Now Act: Committee on Energy and Commerce (House) (H.R. 9) (H. Rept. 116–41), H3274 [18AP]

——— Committee on Foreign Affairs (House) (H.R. 9) (H. Rept. 116–41), H3274 [18AP]

Coastal Communities Ocean Acidification Act: Committee on Science, Space, and Technology (House) (H.R. 1716) (H. Rept. 116–81), H4160 [23MY]

Consideration of H.R. 9, Climate Action Now Act: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 329) (H. Rept. 116–42), H3302 [29AP]

Diesel Emissions Reduction Act: Committee on Environment and Public Works (Senate) (S. 747), S2385 [10AP]

——— Committee on Environment and Public Works (Senate) (S. 747) (S. Rept. 116–39), S2786 [13MY]

Utilizing Significant Emissions With Innovative Technologies (USE IT) Act: Committee on Environment and Public Works (Senate) (S. 383), S2385 [10AP]

——— Committee on Environment and Public Works (Senate) (S. 383) (S. Rept. 116–38), S2786 [13MY]

Resolutions by organizations

U.S. leadership in combatting climate change: American Association of Geographers, E993 [25JY]

Statements

Green New Deal: Representative Ocasio-Cortez, H2091–H2093 [25FE]

Testimonies

National Security Implications of Climate Change: Rod Schoonover, Dept. of State, E750 [11JN]

Texts of

H. Res. 329, consideration of H.R. 9, Climate Action Now Act, H3351 [1MY]

H.R. 9, Climate Action Now Act, H3381 [1MY]

H.R. 1381, Burn Pit Registry Enhancement Act, H2332 [5MR]

H.R. 1716, Coastal Communities Ocean Acidification Act, H4325 [5JN]

S. 163, Alaska Remote Generator Reliability and Protection Act, S2982 [20MY]

S. 458, EPA ethylene oxide emissions standards for medical sterilization and chemical facilities revision, S1277 [12FE]

S. 729, prohibit funding for Federal agencies and departments to establish panel, task force, advisory committee, or other efforts to challenge scientific consensus on climate change, S1743 [7MR]

S. Con. Res. 22, acknowledge climate emergency which demands massive-scale mobilization to halt, reverse, and address its consequences and causes, S4913 [17JY]

S. Res. 59, address climate change, invest in infrastructure, reduce greenhouse gases and agricultural and hazardous waste, convert to clean energy, create jobs, and protect vulnerable communities in Green New Deal, S1140 [7FE]

S. Res. 92, National Asbestos Awareness Week, S1622 [4MR]

S.J. Res. 8, address climate change, invest in infrastructure, reduce greenhouse gases and agricultural and hazardous waste, convert to clean energy, create jobs, and protect vulnerable communities in Green New Deal, S1327 [13FE]