H.Res. 974 (111th): Urging the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to reevaluate the endangerment and cause or contribute findings ...

...regarding greenhouse gases signed on December 7, 2009.

111th Congress, 2009–2010. Text as of Dec 15, 2009 (Introduced).

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111th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. RES. 974

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

December 15, 2009

submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

RESOLUTION

Urging the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to reevaluate the endangerment and cause or contribute findings regarding greenhouse gases signed on December 7, 2009.

Whereas the Environmental Protection Agency found that 6 naturally occurring gases contained in Earth’s atmosphere, including carbon dioxide and methane, threaten the public health and welfare;

Whereas the Environmental Protection Agency, under the banner of clean air laws originally drafted over 30 years ago, stretching its authority by using such laws as a scare tactic, found that action must be taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and

Whereas the impacts of climate change and proposed resolutions, tainted by the recent uncovering of climategate, are not universally accepted: Now, therefore, be it

That the House of Representatives—

(1)

finds the endangerment and cause or contribute findings for greenhouse gases signed by the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, under the pretense of the Supreme Court decision in Massachusetts v. EPA (549 U.S. 497 (2007)), unacceptable;

(2)

disapproves of the actions of the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency in casting aside the legislative process and signing such controversial and potentially unfounded en­dan­ger­ment and cause or contribute findings; and

(3)

urges the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to reevaluate the endangerment and cause or contribute findings signed on December 7, 2009.