What is House Bill H. Con. Res. 59?
This resolution (which is akin to a statement of belief, rather than a bill seeking to become a law) expresses that:
the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) should hold public listening sessions on rulemaking targeting carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants in each of the 15 states with the highest percentage of electricity generated by coal in 2012 (West Virginia, Kentucky, Wyoming, Indiana, Missouri, North Dakota, Utah, Nebraska, New Mexico, Ohio, Colorado, Kansas, Iowa, Montana, and Wisconsin); and [that] such sessions should be held at a time and place that would maximize the ability of individuals to participate.
The resolution, if passed, would express sentiment in the House of Representatives, but no action would be required on the part of EPA.
Cost of House Bill H. Con. Res. 59
No significant impact on the federal budget.
Expressing the sense of Congress that the Environmental Protection Agency should hold public listening sessions on regulations targeting carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants in those States most directly impacted by the potential regulations.