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H.R. 5552: Climate Change is Real Act

The text of the bill below is as of Apr 18, 2018 (Introduced).


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115th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5552

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 18, 2018

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

A BILL

To require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to reinstate information about climate change that was removed from, or redacted on, the Agency’s website, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Climate Change is Real Act.

2.

Ensuring up-to-date information about climate change and global warming on the EPA website

(a)

Reinstating removed and redacted information

Not later than 30 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (in this section referred to as the Administrator) shall reinstate the information about climate change that was removed from, or redacted on, the Agency’s website during the period beginning on January 20, 2017, and ending on the date of implementation of this subsection.

(b)

Maintaining up-to-Date information

The Administrator shall maintain on the public website of the Environmental Protection Agency, and update regularly, information on climate change, including the following:

(1)

Information acknowledging the impact of human activities on climate and the planet.

(2)

Links to materials to assist local governments, including municipalities, to prepare for rising temperatures and more severe storms and weather conditions.

(3)

Detailed information and descriptions of climate change risks, including—

(A)

examples of plans to adapt to extreme weather conditions for States; and

(B)

various proposals being implemented by States to curb greenhouse gas emissions.