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house Bill H.R. 4557

Should EPA Kiln Emissions Rules be Blocked Until Judicial Reviews are Completed?

Argument in favor

The EPA’s kiln emissions rules shouldn’t be enforced until ongoing judicial reviews are completed, otherwise businesses may be forced to comply with a rule that is later invalidated.

BTSundra's Opinion
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03/02/2016
The EPA should be abolished and have its power given to the states.
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Gator's Opinion
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03/03/2016
The EPA is a once-useful bureaucracy whose role is no longer protecting the environment but rather enforcing draconian government controls on the free market.
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operaman's Opinion
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03/02/2016
No enforcement until review. Same as not guilty until proved guilty. Seems clear to me.
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Argument opposed

Harmful emissions of air pollutants from kilns need to be stopped as soon as possible, even if that means enforcement actions are taken before the judicial reviews are completed.

SouthernGal's Opinion
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03/03/2016
People before polluters. If they end up doing more than required, that is a good thing for the entire country.
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Steven's Opinion
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03/03/2016
Business is and always has been very amoral. Profit is the bottom line no matter the human cost. The Coal, Tobacco & Alcohol industries are prime examples. So let's not paint them as victims living under EPA tyranny. Regulations are forcing them to reduce the amount of pollution they generate and make a few less dollars. Cry me a river!
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Ian's Opinion
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03/03/2016
Air quality improvement and efforts to minimize our impact on climate change needed to be in place a decade ago.
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bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Committee on Environment and Public Works
  • The house Passed March 3rd, 2016
    Roll Call Vote 238 Yea / 163 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Energy and Commerce
    IntroducedFebruary 12th, 2016

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Bill Activity

  • action
    Introduced in House
  • referral
    Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
  • action
    Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
  • action
    Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
  • calendar
    Ordered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 28 - 22.
  • action
    Reported by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 114-439.
  • calendar
    Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 336.
  • action
    Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 635 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 4557 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments.
  • action
    Rule H. Res. 635 passed House.
  • action
    Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 635.
  • action
    Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 4557 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments.
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    DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 4557.
  • action
    The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
  • vote
    On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 238 - 163 (Roll no. 109).
  • action
    Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
  • referral
    Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Committee on Environment and Public Works
  • The house Passed March 3rd, 2016
    Roll Call Vote 238 Yea / 163 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Energy and Commerce
    IntroducedFebruary 12th, 2016

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    The EPA should be abolished and have its power given to the states.
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    People before polluters. If they end up doing more than required, that is a good thing for the entire country.
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    Business is and always has been very amoral. Profit is the bottom line no matter the human cost. The Coal, Tobacco & Alcohol industries are prime examples. So let's not paint them as victims living under EPA tyranny. Regulations are forcing them to reduce the amount of pollution they generate and make a few less dollars. Cry me a river!
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    Air quality improvement and efforts to minimize our impact on climate change needed to be in place a decade ago.
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    The EPA is a once-useful bureaucracy whose role is no longer protecting the environment but rather enforcing draconian government controls on the free market.
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    That's just not how the government works. If judicial review shows it to be unconstitutional then it will be. For now it's the law. Checks and balances.
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    When has a business ever cared about anything but the next dollar? Conservatives make them sound like poor little victims of big bad mean government! Please, people, don't pee on my leg & tell me it's raining! If businesses didn't do immense harm, the Gulf wouldn't be full of toxic oil, Love Canal would never have existed & minority communities wouldn't be systematically poisoned. Citizens need protection from the almighty power of the bottomline! Whining doesn't make you a victim. Boo freaking hoo!
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    Waiting for full judicial review (including possible Supreme Court decision) could take decades. This bill is a disingenuous attempt to kill common sense air quality regulations.
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    No enforcement until review. Same as not guilty until proved guilty. Seems clear to me.
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    WTF kind of reasoning is for profit over sustained awareness of a solution for a clean environment??? Who wrote this up???
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    We can't continue to delay on climate issues.
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    Harmful emissions must be stopped as soon as possible.
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    The benefit to the environment and the surrounding population is worth more than the cost to large companies to comply with the regulations.
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    People's health are at stake. Respiratory issues are increasing among children and people who already have problems are noticing their symptoms getting worse.
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    Why should or lives and safety be thrown to the wayside because the Congress doing it's best against Obama. Hey Congress, do your job. The EPA has just about been stripped apart
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    They had heads up while the regulations were cooked in Congress. No more time.
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    If these companies are worried about there ROI. Think about it as your grandkids will still have a planet to live on. You can't put money over the health of your town. Read the news or just watch it Love Canal, N.Y., Flint, Mich., and a few hundred others because someone wanted to save a buck.
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    How about instead if abolishing the EPA, we get rid of corporate welfare for big oil?
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    That should be automatic
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    Through all the Republicans in a smoke filled room for a day and see how they like it.
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