CD085: The November Bills

After the election, the House of Representatives passed five bills that would help the fossil fuel industry. Included in this episode are a bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, a bill to sell off oil-rich public land to a private corporation, and three bills that make life harder at the EPA. Finally, we end with a sound clip straight out of 1984.

CD085: November Bills

H.R. 5682: Approves the Keystone XL Pipeline

  • Approves the construction and operation of the Keystone XL pipeline, specifically approving any route through the State of Nebraska.
  • Forces anyone who want to challenge the Keystone XL pipeline in court to go to Washington D.C. to do it.

Written by Rep. Bill Cassidy of Louisana, who has taken over $377,000 from the oil and gas industry for the 2014 election alone. In total, he has taken over $646,000 from the oil and gas industry over the course of his career.

H.R. 5167: Sell Property in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska to a Corporation

Written by Rep. Don Young of Alaska, who has taken over $1.2 million from the Oil and Gas Industry.

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H.R. 4795: “Promoting New Manufacturing Act”

  • The EPA would have to issue implementation regulations at the same time they publish or revise air quality rules.

Written by Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana’s 1st district.


H.R. 4012: “Secret Science Reform Act”

Written by Rep. David Schweikert of Arizona’s 6th district.


H.R. 1422: EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act

Written by Rep. Chris Stewart of Utah’s 2nd district, who has taken over $111,000 in the last four years from Oil & Gas – his top contributing industry.


Clips

November 17, 2014 Rules Committee Hearing


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