Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for H.R. 2 - American Energy Solutions for Lower Costs and More American Jobs Act

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Listed in Alphabetical Order

September 16, 2014 2:48 PM

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Capps (CA)


Requires TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, L.P. to certify to the Department of State that it will treat diluted bitumen and other material derived from tar sands or oil sands that is transported through the Keystone XL pipeline as crude oil for purposes of considering contributions to the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund.

Capps (CA)


Ensures that Section 10203, relating to oil and gas lease sales in the Southern California planning area, and Subtitle C, relating to OCS revenue sharing with coastal states, will have no force or effect.

Capps (CA)


Requires the Secretary of Interior, in coordination with the Environmental Protection Agency, to conduct a study of the impacts of offshore oil and gas well stimulation activities on the marine environment.

Capps (CA)


Requires the Secretary of Interior to notify all relevant state and local regulatory agencies and publish a notice in the Federal Register, within 30 days after receiving any application for a permit that would allow the conduct of any offshore oil and gas well stimulation activities.

Kildee (MI), Connolly (VA)


Prevents Sec. 202 of division A from applying to rules related to protecting air and water quality.

Perlmutter (CO), Polis (CO)


Extends the wind energy production tax credit (PTC) through December 31, 2016 while making it retroactive from January 1, 2014.

Schakowsky (IL)


Accepts the scientific finding that greenhouse gas pollution is ‘‘contributing to long-lasting changes in our climate that can have a range of negative effects’’.

Waxman (CA)


Provides that the bill takes effect when the Administrator of the EIA certifies that another Federal program, other than one under section 111 of the Clean Air Act, will reduce carbon pollution in at least equivalent quantities and with similar timing and from the same sources as the reductions required under the rules and guidelines nullified by section 214.