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S.J. Res. 23; S.J. Res. 24

Bill Status: 
Passed by Full Committee
Last Action: 
Wednesday, November 18, 2015

 

Floor Statements of Ranking Member Pallone, as prepared for delivery

Full Committee Markup held on November 17, 2015

Subcommittee on Energy and Power Markup held on November 3, 2015

Summary of S.J. Res. 23 and S.J. Res 24

S.J. Res. 23- A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to "Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New, Modified, and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units"

Nullifies the Environmental Protection Agency's rule published on October 23, 2015, that establishes new source performance standards under the Clean Air Act for carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel-fired electric utility generating units (EGUs) if the EGUs are newly constructed, modified, or reconstructed. (Those EGUs convert fossil fuel energy to electric energy).

Introduced October 26, 2015 by Sen. Mitch McConnell

Passed Senate without amendment on November 17, 2015

Latest Action- November 18, 2015 Held at the desk for Floor Consideration: Action by House of Representatives

Dissenting Views H.J. Res. 71

SAP S.J. Res. 23

S.J. Res. 24- A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to "Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units".

Nullifies the Environmental Protection Agency's rule published on October 23, 2015, that requires states to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired electric generating units (EGUs). (Those EGUs convert fossil fuel energy to electric energy).

Introduced October 26, 2015 by Sen. Shelley Moore Capito

Passed Senate without amendment on November 17, 2015

Latest Action- November 18, 2015 Held at the desk for Floor Consideration: Action by House of Representatives

Dissenting Views H.J. Res. 72

SAP S.J. Res. 23

Opposition Letters

Environmental Organizations

Latino Leadership in Action

New York Environmental Groups

League of Conservation Voters

National Wildlife Federation

Consumer Groups

American Sustainable Business Council

Public Health and Medical Organizations