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house Bill H.R. 3880

Stopping EPA Overreach Act of 2015

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Stopping EPA Overreach Act of 2015

Official Title

To prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from exceeding its statutory authority in ways that were not contemplated by the Congress.


Stopping EPA Overreach Act of 2015 This bill amends the Clean Air Act to exclude carbon dioxide, water vapor, methane, nitrous oxide, hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons, and sulfur hexafluoride pollution from the scope of that Act. The bill declares that current law does not authorize or require the regulation of climate change or global warming and nullifies certain proposed rules relating to greenhouse gas and carbon pollution emissions. Before proposing or finalizing regulations or policies, the Environmental Protection Agency must analyze the net and gross impact of those regulations and policies on employment. Regulations and policies may not take effect if they have a negative impact on employment, unless they are approved by Congress and signed by the President.

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      house Committees
      Committee on Agriculture
      Committee on Energy and Commerce
      Committee on Natural Resources
      Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
      Water Resources and Environment
    IntroducedNovember 3rd, 2015
    [Heads up! This is about another very important bill that we need Congress to pass. We all need to urge our representatives to support this bill, because their votes will most likely be needed to override a presidential veto!] TPPF Signs Letter Asking Congress to Vote on H.R. 3880 AUSTIN – The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s (#TPPF) Distinguished Senior Fellow-in-Residence and Director of the Armstrong Center for Energy & the Environment Kathleen Hartnett White and Director of the Fueling Freedom Project Doug Domenech today issued the following statements in regards to Congress taking up H.R. 3880, The Stopping EPA Overreach Act of 2015: “These EPA regulations have devastating consequences for the American economy, including higher energy prices and higher unemployment, while having almost no measurable impact on global greenhouse gas emissions,” said White. “EPA’s endangerment finding that carbon dioxide is a pollutant to be regulated under the Clean Air Act is the root of EPA’s rogue arrogation of lawmaking power. In H.R. 3880, Congress is rightfully reclaiming its exclusive power to make laws.” “Representative Palmer’s bill has been cosponsored by 147 members of Congress, including 22 member of the Texas delegation,” said Domenech. “It is time for a vote on this important issue.” This week, TPPF was among 36 groups to sign a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan expressing concerns about federal agency overreach, especially the EPA’s campaign to de-carbonize the U.S. electric power sector and dictate national climate policy. Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL) sponsored H.R. 3880 last year. The landmark bill would dramatically decrease the amount of power the EPA has to regulate carbon emissions and other greenhouse gasses. To view the full letter, please visit: To schedule an interview with Ms. White or Mr. Domenech please contact Elizabeth Lincicome at or 919-744-8087. The Honorable Kathleen Hartnett White is Distinguished Senior Fellow-in-Residence & Director of the Armstrong Center for Energy & the Environment. She is the author, with Steve Moore, of the forthcoming “Fueling Freedom: Exposing the Mad War on Energy,” (Regnery Publishing, May 2016). The Honorable Doug Domenech is Director of the Fueling Freedom Project at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. Domenech most recently served as Secretary of Natural Resources for the Commonwealth of Virginia and served as White House Liaison and deputy chief of staff at the U.S. Department of the Interior. The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, free-market research institute based in Austin, Texas. By Elizabeth Lincicome
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    Who wrote this ? I imagine that the coal companies had their concerns included in the writing and gaining support of this act.