H.R.4808: Protecting Jobs, Families, and the Economy From EPA Overreach Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about environmental protection
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Sponsor Mike Kelly, R-Pa.
Total Cosponsors 31 (1 Democrat, 30 Republicans)
Introduced June 5, 2014
Latest Major Action June 6, 2014
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Bill Summary

Coal Country Protection Act or the Protecting Jobs, Families, and the Economy From EPA Overreach Act - Amends the Clean Air Act to prohibit the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from promulgating any regulation or guidance that limits or prohibits new carbon dioxide emissions from a fossil fuel-fired power plant until it is certified: (1) by the Secretary of Labor that the regulation or guidance will not generate a loss of employment, (2) by the Director of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) that it will not result in a loss in the gross domestic product, (3) by the Administrator of the Energy Information Administration that it will not generate an increase in electricity rates, and (4) by the Chairperson of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the President of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation that it will not effect the reliability of electricity delivery.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 6, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Power.
June 5, 2014 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.