H.R. 3242 (112th): Save Our Climate Act of 2011

Oct 24, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Fortney “Pete” Stark
Representative for California's 13th congressional district
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Oct 24, 2011
18 pages
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H.R. 594 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 15, 2009


This bill was introduced on October 24, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Oct 24, 2011
Referred to Committee Oct 24, 2011
Full Title

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide by imposing a tax on primary fossil fuels based on their carbon content.


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Save Our Climate Act of 2011- Amends the Internal Revenue Code to impose an excise tax on the carbon content of any taxable fuel sold by a manufacturer, producer, or importer.
Sets the amount of such tax at $10 per ton of the carbon dioxide produced by combustion in such fuel, with annual increases in the amount of such tax until the level of carbon dioxide emissions for a calendar year does not exceed 20% of the level of such emissions for calender year 1990 (target attainment year).
Exempts from such tax the sale or in-kind exchange of fuel for deposit in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve and certain exports or resales of such fuel.
Defines "taxable fuel" as coal (including lignite and peat), petroleum and any petroleum product, natural gas, biomass, municipal solid waste, and any organic material other than coal, petroleum, and natural gas that is sold for the purpose of energy production, which is extracted, manufactured, or produced in the United States or entered into the United States for consumption, use, or warehousing.

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