This bill is a combination of five proposals that have all separately passed the House with bipartisan support: the Energy Tax Prevention Act, the Transparency in Regulatory Analysis of Impacts on the Nation (TRAIN) Act, the Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act, the Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act, and theCoal Miner Employment and Domestic Energy Infrastructure Protection Act.
The Energy Tax Prevention Act is designed to stop President Obama's EPA from using the Clean Air Act to impose costly greenhouse gas regulations that would burden broad sectors of the economy.
The TRAIN Act requires an interagency committee to analyze the cumulative economic impacts of EPA's power sector regulations in an effort to better understand how these policies affect jobs, energy prices, and electricity reliability.
The Coal Residuals Act provides for the safe management and disposal of coal ash in a way that preserves jobs and encourages recycling.
The Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act blocks EPA's authority over the states regarding the setting of quality water standards
Finally, the Coal Miner Employment and Domestic Energy Infrastructure Protection Act prohibits the Department of the Interior from issuing regulations that would adversely impact mining jobs and the economy.
Passed with bipartisan support: 233-175
I voted Yea.