H.R. 2127: To prohibit the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from finalizing any rule imposing any standard of performance for carbon dioxide emissions from any existing or new source that is a fossil fuel-fired electric utility generating unit unless and until carbon capture and storage is found to be technologically and economically feasible.

Introduced:
May 23, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
1% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
David McKinley
Representative for West Virginia's 1st congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
May 23, 2013
Length
4 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 6172 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 24, 2012

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on May 23, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced May 23, 2013
Referred to Committee May 23, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

8% 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]

 
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Cosponsors
7 cosponsors (5R, 2D) (show)
Committees

House Energy and Commerce

Energy and Power

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5/23/2013--Introduced.
Prohibits the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from finalizing any rule imposing a standard of performance under the Clean Air Act for carbon dioxide emissions from any existing or new source that is a fossil fuel-fired electric utility generating unit until:
the Administrator determines that carbon capture and storage is the best system of emission reduction; and carbon capture and storage is found to be technologically and economically feasible for such units in a report submitted by at least three of the following officials: the Administrator of the Energy Information Administration, the Comptroller General (GAO), the Director of the National Energy Technology Laboratory, and the Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology. Prohibits the Administrator, in proposing or finalizing any such rule, from combining in the same category of stationary sources:
(1) an electric utility steam generating unit that is constructed for supplying more than one-third of its potential electric output capacity and more than 25 megawatt net-electrical output to any utility power distribution system for sale, and
(2) a combined cycle electric generating unit that is subject to standards of performance for stationary combustion turbines.

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