H.R. 2042: Ratepayer Protection Act of 2015

Introduced:

Apr 28, 2015

Status:

Passed House on Jun 24, 2015

This bill passed in the House on June 24, 2015 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Sponsor:

Ed Whitfield

Representative for Kentucky's 1st congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Jul 14, 2016
Length: 8 pages

Prognosis:

24% chance of being enacted (details)

About the bill

Full Title

To allow for judicial review of any final rule addressing carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired electric utility generating units before requiring compliance with such rule, and to allow States to protect households and businesses from significant adverse effects on electricity ratepayers or reliability.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Summary

The Ratepayer Protection Act of 2015 would reduce the power of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over power plants and states. It would extend the compliance date of any EPA final rule on carbon emissions from electricity generating units. It would also empower states to refuse to implement carbon dioxide reducing plans from the EPA. The House Committee on Energy ...

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History

Apr 28, 2015
 
Introduced

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Apr 29, 2015
 
Reported by Committee

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Jun 24, 2015
 
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

 
Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

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