H.R. 6202 (112th): True Cost of Coal Act of 2012

Jul 25, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Jim McDermott
Representative for Washington's 7th congressional district
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Jul 25, 2012
6 pages
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H.R. 2396 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 17, 2013


This bill was introduced on July 25, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jul 25, 2012
Referred to Committee Jul 25, 2012
Full Title

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish the Coal Mitigation Trust Fund funded by the imposition of a tax on the extraction of coal, and for other purposes.


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True Cost of Coal Act of 2012 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) impose a $10 per ton excise tax on the extraction of coal; (2) establish in the Treasury the Coal Mitigation Trust Fund to hold revenues from such tax; and (3) extend to 50 years the recovery period, for depreciation purposes, for specified coal port property used for the export of coal.
Allows expenditures from the Coal Mitigation Trust Fund to assist states in mitigating noise, vibration, traffic delays, pollution and other threats to public health, and emergencies in connection with the transportation of coal by rail, and to provide worker adjustment assistance.
Directs the Secretary of Transportation (DOT) to issue regulations to require all rail cars transporting coal to be covered or to incorporate a suitable alternative technology to ensure that coal and coal dust do not escape during transportation.

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