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H.R. 637: Stopping EPA Overreach Act of 2017

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Greenhouse gases are the primary human-caused contributor to the climate crisis, as 2016 marked Earth’s hottest year on record for the third straight year. A new Republican bill would prevent the EPA from regulating greenhouse gases at all.


In 2003, with growing public awareness of the climate crisis, the Republican George W. Bush administration’s EPA ruled 2003 that they did not have authority to regulate greenhouse gases, the primary human-caused contributor to the crisis. In response, 12 Democrat-led states sued the agency and won. The 2007 Supreme ...

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Gary Palmer

Sponsor. Representative for Alabama's 6th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jan 24, 2017
Length: 5 pages

Jan 24, 2017


Introduced on Jan 24, 2017

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on January 24, 2017. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Jan 24, 2017

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