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S. 482 (112th): Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011

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A bill to amend the Clean Air Act to prohibit the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from promulgating any regulation concerning, taking action relating to, or taking into consideration the emission of a greenhouse gas to address climate change, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

James “Jim” Inhofe

Sponsor. Senator for Oklahoma. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 3, 2011
Length: 9 pages
Mar 3, 2011
112th Congress (2011–2013)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 3, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


44 Cosponsors (43 Republicans, 1 Democrat)

See Instead

H.R. 910 (same title)
Passed House (Senate next) — Apr 7, 2011


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Inhofe thanks ohio mayor for supporting energy tax prevention act
    — Sen. James “Jim” Inhofe [R-OK, 1994-2022] (Sponsor) on Mar 17, 2011

Manchin Cosponsors Bill to Rein in EPA, Prevent Agency from Overstepping its Authority
    — Sen. Joe Manchin [D-WV] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 4, 2011

Inhofe joins upton, introduces energy tax prevention act
    — Sen. James “Jim” Inhofe [R-OK, 1994-2022] (Sponsor) on Mar 3, 2011

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Mar 3, 2011

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

S. 482 (112th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 482. This is the one from the 112th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 112th Congress, which met from Jan 5, 2011 to Jan 3, 2013. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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