H.R. 1154: BREATHE Act

Introduced:
Mar 14, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee on Mar 14, 2013
Prognosis
1% chance of being enacted
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This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on March 14, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced
Mar 14, 2013
Reported by Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by the President
 
Sponsor
Jared Polis
Representative for Colorado's 2nd congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Mar 14, 2013
Length
2 pages
 
Full Title

To amend the Clean Air Act to eliminate the exemption for aggregation of emissions from oil and gas sources, and for other purposes.

Summary

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Prognosis

4% chance of getting past committee.
1% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

Cosponsors
60 cosponsors (60D) (show)
Committees

House Energy and Commerce

Energy and Power

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H.R. stands for House of Representatives bill.

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Library of Congress Summary

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3/14/2013--Introduced.
Bringing Reductions to Energy's Airborne Toxic Health Effects Act or the BREATHE Act - Amends the Clean Air Act to repeal prohibitions against:
(1) aggregating emissions from any oil or gas exploration or production well and emissions from any pipeline compressor or pump station with emissions from other similar units, whether or not such units are in a contiguous area or under common control, to determine whether such units or stations are major sources of listed toxic air pollutants under such Act;
(2) aggregating such emissions for any purpose under such Act, in the case of any oil or gas exploration or production well; and
(3) the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) listing an oil and gas production well as an area source category of toxic air pollutants under such Act.
Requires the Administrator to: (1) issue a final rule adding hydrogen sulfide to the list of hazardous air pollutants; and (2) revise such list within 365 days after issuing such rule to include categories and subcategories of major sources and area sources of hydrogen sulfide, including oil and gas wells.

House Republican Conference Summary

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