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

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

Bills and resolutions

Climate: impose sanctions relative to significant actions that exacerbate climate change and reinforce comprehensive efforts to limit global average temperature rise (see H.R. 5625), H324 [16JA]

Conservation of natural resources: establish a national goal on conserving U.S. lands and oceans (see H. Res. 835), H935 [6FE]

Dept. of Agriculture: develop program to reduce barriers to entry for farmers, ranchers, and private forests landowners in certain private carbon credit markets (see S. 3894), S2734 [4JN]

Dept. of Defense: phase-in zero-emission non-tactical vehicles and reduce petroleum consumption (see H.R. 6932), H2269 [19MY]

Dept. of Education: improve air quality in schools by providing grants to purchase, install, and maintain commercial air filters (see S. 3364), S1219 [27FE] (see H.R. 6025), H1422 [28FE]

Dept. of Energy: establish a grant program for States to provide incentives to natural gas distribution companies for improvement of natural gas distribution systems (see H.R. 5542), H11 [7JA]

——— establish and support research, development, and demonstration of advanced carbon capture and utilization technologies at natural gas powerplants (see H.R. 5864), H1124 [12FE]

——— promote domestic manufacture and use of advanced, fuel efficient and zero emission vehicles, encourage electrification of transportation sector, create jobs, and improve air quality (see H.R. 5545), H12 [7JA]

——— promote domestic manufacture of low- and zero-emission vehicles and development of electric vehicle charging networks, job creation, improved air quality, and climate protection (see H.R. 5558), H63 [8JA]

Dept. of the Interior: require entities extracting fossil fuels on Federal lands record and disclose publicly the sources and amounts of greenhouse gases emitted (see H.R. 5636), H325 [16JA]

Dept. of Transportation: enter into an agreement with National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to study climate change mitigation efforts relative to civil aviation and aerospace industries (see H.R. 5977), H1224 [26FE]

——— modify apportionment formula for Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (see H.R. 6842), H1992 [12MY]

——— publish national strategic action plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation sector (see H.R. 6171), H1587 [10MR]

——— require transportation planners to consider projects and strategies to improve safe and convenient access to employment by all modes of travel for all users (see H.R. 6464), H1878 [7AP]

——— require transportation planners to consider projects and strategies to improve safe and convenient access to services by all modes of travel for all users (see H.R. 6463), H1878 [7AP]

Dept. of Veterans Affairs: notify Congress regularly of reported cases of burn pit exposure (see S. 3885), S2697 [3JN] (see H.R. 7072), H2362 [1JN]

——— provide for presumption of service connection for illnesses associated with firefighting (see H.R. 5637), H325 [16JA]

Depts. of Defense and Veterans Affairs: evaluate Armed Forces members and veterans with coronavirus for potential exposure to open burn pits or other airborne contaminants and study impact of virus on such individuals (see S. 3868), S2649 [2JN]

EPA: award grants to certain communities to participate in decision making process for release of hazardous air pollutants and siting of petrochemical and solid waste disposal facilities (see H.R. 5842), H1045 [11FE]

——— continue to carry out certain programs relative to environmental justice (see S. 3680), S2342 [11MY] (see H.R. 6692), H1971 [1MY]

——— establish a program to award grants to eligible entities to purchase, and as applicable install, zero emissions port equipment and technology (see H.R. 7024), H2320 [27MY]

——— promulgate regulations establishing standards for emissions of greenhouse gases from aircraft (see H.R. 6606), H1956 [23AP]

——— promulgate regulations on disposal of materials containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances or aqueous film forming foam (see H.R. 5550), H12 [7JA]

——— require to continue to update and make publicly available EJScreen or an equivalent tool for environmental justice mapping and screening (see S. 3633), S2290 [6MY] (see H.R. 6826), H1992 [12MY]

——— set and meet a national goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by not later than 2050 (see S. 3269), S989 [11FE]

Federal agencies and departments: prohibit from purchasing or leasing new vehicles that are not zero-emission vehicles (see H.R. 5653), H330 [17JA]

Forests: establish forest management, reforestation, and utilization practices which lead to sequestration of greenhouse gases (see H.R. 5859), H1123 [12FE]

GAO: prepare report on Dept. of Defense progress toward reaching net zero goals (see H.R. 7169), H2388 [11JN]

Minnesota: withdraw from mineral exploration Federal lands and waters in the Rainy River Watershed, including in Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Voyageurs National Park, and Superior National Forest (see H.R. 5598), H238 [14JA]

Motor vehicles: clarify low or no emission vehicle project eligibility for bus and bus facility competitive grants (see S. 3373), S1256 [2MR]

——— ensure that vehicles in Federal fleets comply with certain low greenhouse gas emission standards (see H.R. 5554), H63 [8JA]

NOAA: create a map and inventory of coastal blue carbon ecosystems and their sequestration potential, study effects of environmental stressors on carbon sequestration, and protect and restore certain ecosystems (see S. 3939), S2932 [11JN] (see H.R. 5589), H207 [13JA]

Taxation: increase credit for carbon dioxide sequestration for direct air capture facilities (see H.R. 5883), H1124 [12FE]

Technology: advance technologies for carbon capture, utilization, and storage (see H.R. 5865), H1124 [12FE]

Remarks in House

Agriculture: impact of farming on carbon sequestration, H1594 [11MR]

Climate: effects of climate change, H1215–H1219 [26FE]

——— 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 (H. Res. 367), H1215–H1219 [26FE]

Dept. of Energy: carry out Clean Cities Coalition Program (H.R. 5518), H1666 [12MR]

Dept. of Transportation: require transportation planners to consider projects and strategies to improve safe and convenient access to employment by all modes of travel for all users (H.R. 6464), E356 [7AP]

——— require transportation planners to consider projects and strategies to improve safe and convenient access to services by all modes of travel for all users (H.R. 6463), E352 [7AP]

Dept. of Veterans Affairs: provide for a presumption of service connection for certain diseases in veterans who were exposed to burn pits (H.R. 4574), H641 [29JA]

——— provide for eligibility of certain individuals exposed to burn pits for hospital care, medical services, and nursing home care (H.R. 4137), H641 [29JA]

——— provide for presumption of service connection for illnesses associated with firefighting (H.R. 5637), H740 [30JA]

EPA: require determinations of newly classified per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances be made publicly available on agency website within 60 days of final determination, H135, H136 [9JA]

——— require immediate listing of most dangerous per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances as hazardous air pollutants under the Clean Air Act and assess other substances within 5 years, H140 [9JA]

GAO: prepare report on Dept. of Defense progress toward reaching net zero goals (H.R. 7169), E532 [11JN]

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), H1215–H1219 [26FE]

National Environmental Policy Act: proposed rule exempting certain infrastructure projects from environmental review regulations, H243 [15JA]

——— reform, H1042 [11FE]

Science: potential impact of carbon capture technology on the environment, H1154 [13FE], H1497–H1499 [4MR]

Trump, President: evaluation of administration relative to environmental policy, H1229 [27FE]

U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change: authorizing appropriations for Green Climate Fund (H.R. 4986), H1215 [26FE]

——— 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), H17 [8JA], H1215 [26FE]

Remarks in Senate

Climate: effects of climate change, S51–S53 [7JA], S186–S189 [14JA], S1290–S1292 [3MR], S1457 [4MR], S1694–S1696 [11MR]

——— efforts of fossil fuel industry to deny and discredit science behind climate change, S1290–S1292 [3MR]

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), S1009 [12FE], S1459 [4MR], S2582 [21MY]

EPA: disapprove rule repealing Clean Power Plan regulations relative to greenhouse gas emissions from powerplants (S.J. Res. 53), S1592 [5MR]

——— set and meet a national goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by not later than 2050 (S. 3269), S1067 [13FE]

Power resources: transition away from fossil fuel sources of energy to 100 percent clean and renewable energy by 2050 (H.R. 5221), S1019 [12FE]

Senate: legislative priorities, S1650 [10MR]

Reports filed

America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act: Committee on Environment and Public Works (Senate) (S. 2302) (S. Rept. 116–200), S93 [8JA]

Texts of

H. Res. 109, 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, H1217 [26FE]