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House Committee on Energy and CommerceEnergy and PowerHouse Committee on Ways and MeansIntroducedApril 11th, 2013
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No Carbon Tax Act of 2013
To prohibit the Secretary of the Treasury and the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from devising or implementing a carbon tax.
No Carbon Tax Act of 2013 - Prohibits the Secretary of the Treasury and the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from devising or implementing a carbon tax. Defines "carbon tax" to mean a tax, fee, or price on: (1) emissions, including carbon dioxide emissions generated by the burning of coal, natural gas, or oil; or (2) coal, natural gas, or oil based on emissions, including carbon dioxide emissions that would be generated through the fuel's combustion.
From all appearances, this is an obviously blatant effort by the fossil energy producers to avoid regulating their CO2 emissions – much as the tobacco industry faced when first threatened with government-mandated cigarette warnings. The obvious reason for this act is to quash any and all efforts of those wishing to take actions to ameliorate global warming via a revenue-neutral carbon tax which will would benefit the economy, most American households, and the environment. As my representative concerned with the health and welfare of all your constituents, I strongly urge you not to support this act.