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house Bill H.R. 2910

Should Federal, State, and Local Agencies Coordinate Environmental Reviews of Natural Gas Pipelines?

Argument in favor

Interstate natural gas pipelines require detailed environmental reviews that should be conducted simultaneously by relevant federal, state, and local agencies with the Federal Regulatory Energy Commission serving as the lead agency.

Richard's Opinion
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07/19/2017
A good percentage of the people in our country rely on natural gas for heating and cooking, therefore it is in the best interest of the public to make the installation of these pipelines a priority for all the government agencies that regulate them. The way I see it - a yes vote on this bill is government working for the people and not the other way around.
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Dave's Opinion
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07/28/2017
If non-partisan people who know what they are doing could teach them how to expedite the process then yes...however once the bureaucracy gets ahold of it it enters never-never land and grinds to a halt...fix that and we'll be on our way. Unfortunately because the partisan progressive liberals and tree huggers seem to hold sway on these matters I would suggest any action taken will fall to the wayside that is so heavily populated by incompetent bureaucrats...SAD BUT TRUE😡❗️
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William's Opinion
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07/20/2017
SOmeone needs to be checking those things, we have far too many leaks and explosions.
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Argument opposed

Federal, state, and local agencies should be able to carry out environmental reviews of interstate natural gas pipelines as their own pace, even if that means that timelines for reviews and decisions to authorize pipelines don’t match.

Leo's Opinion
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07/17/2017
Restrictions on those who can request a review of environmental impact makes it easier to hide potentially harmful effects.
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Paula's Opinion
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07/19/2017
This bill is intended to undermine NEPA (Nat’l Environmental Policy Act), which since 1970 has required environmental review before permitting pipelines and public-land development. Delays are caused by lack of funding, project complexity, and local opposition — not NEPA — as has been established by GAO and CRS reports made over the last two decades. There are many examples showing NEPA’s efficacy and efficiency. H.R. 2910 would hogtie NEPA with arbitrary deadlines and agency assignments, giving the fossil fuel industry a near-automatic green light. It should be voted down.
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Jim2423's Opinion
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07/19/2017
Sorry don't have much faith in a senator from an oil rich state asking for a quick change in the system. Somebody wants something approved for their profit. I am a little skeptical.
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bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
  • The house Passed July 19th, 2017
    Roll Call Vote 248 Yea / 179 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Energy and Commerce
      Energy
    IntroducedJune 15th, 2017

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Bill Activity

  • action
    Introduced in House
  • referral
    Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
  • referral
    Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy.
  • action
    Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
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    Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee by the Yeas and Nays: 17 - 14 .
  • action
    Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
  • calendar
    Ordered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 30 - 23.
  • action
    Reported by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 115-223.
  • calendar
    Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 158.
  • action
    Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 454 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2910, H.R. 2883 and H.R. 218. The resolution makes in order at anytime on the legislative day of July 20, 2017, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules, relating to the bill H.R. 2825. Also the rule provides that the Committee on Appropriations may at any time before 5 p.m. on Friday, July 21, 2017, file privileged reports to accompany measures making appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018.
  • action
    Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 454.
  • action
    Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2910, H.R. 2883 and H.R. 218. The resolution makes in order at anytime on the legislative day of July 20, 2017, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules, relating to the bill H.R. 2825. Also the rule provides that the Committee on Appropriations may at any time before 5 p.m. on Friday, July 21, 2017, file privileged reports to accompany measures making appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018.
  • action
    House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 454 and Rule XVIII.
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    The Speaker designated the Honorable John J. Duncan, Jr. to act as Chairman of the Committee.
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    GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 2910.
  • action
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 454, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Tsongas amendment No. 1.
  • action
    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Tsongas amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Tsongas demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
  • action
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 454, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lynch amendment No. 2.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 454, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Beyer amendment No. 3.
  • action
    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Beyer amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Beyer demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
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    Mr. Upton moved that the Committee rise.
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    On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
  • action
    Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2910 as unfinished business.
  • action
    Considered as unfinished business.
  • action
    The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
  • action
    The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 2910.
  • action
    The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
  • action
    The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
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    Mrs. Watson Coleman moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
  • action
    DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Watson Coleman motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to add at the end of the bill a section pertaining to no eminent domain authority under section 7(h) of such Act.
  • action
    The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
  • action
    On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 189 - 239 (Roll no. 401).
  • vote
    On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 248 - 179 (Roll no. 402).
  • action
    Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
  • referral
    Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
  • The house Passed July 19th, 2017
    Roll Call Vote 248 Yea / 179 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Energy and Commerce
      Energy
    IntroducedJune 15th, 2017

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    A good percentage of the people in our country rely on natural gas for heating and cooking, therefore it is in the best interest of the public to make the installation of these pipelines a priority for all the government agencies that regulate them. The way I see it - a yes vote on this bill is government working for the people and not the other way around.
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    Restrictions on those who can request a review of environmental impact makes it easier to hide potentially harmful effects.
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    This bill is intended to undermine NEPA (Nat’l Environmental Policy Act), which since 1970 has required environmental review before permitting pipelines and public-land development. Delays are caused by lack of funding, project complexity, and local opposition — not NEPA — as has been established by GAO and CRS reports made over the last two decades. There are many examples showing NEPA’s efficacy and efficiency. H.R. 2910 would hogtie NEPA with arbitrary deadlines and agency assignments, giving the fossil fuel industry a near-automatic green light. It should be voted down.
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    Sorry don't have much faith in a senator from an oil rich state asking for a quick change in the system. Somebody wants something approved for their profit. I am a little skeptical.
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    Here's my concern: environmental protections are being threatened by the current administration and placing FERC in charge of the evaluations may mean that inadequate consideration is given to the health and safety of our people and environment and that corporate interests will win over human and planet considerations.
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    Vote No! Agree with this statement, "Federal, state, and local agencies should be able to carry out environmental reviews of interstate natural gas pipelines as their own pace, even if that means that timelines for reviews and decisions to authorize pipelines don’t match."
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    i do not trust the current administration to coordinate anything. This administration is dictatorial!
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    Why would you give control to the entity that wants to eliminate the controls?
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    We don't need anymore dirty fracking. We need to concentrate on renewables, solar and wind.
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    States rights, until it doesn't fit the Republican agenda. :)
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    The locations impacted by the pipeline should be able to conduct their own reviews. We need a moratorium on all pipelines until it can be assured they will never leak. We cannot afford the threat to our drinking water and we should not be enabling fossil fuels. It is time to move to sustainable energy
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    Less government right??
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    This bill is sponsored by a republican. Therefore, in my opinion it is not good for the American people, nor for any common, non-wealthy citizen.
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    Sounds like a go ahead to ignore environmental safety hazzards and expedite profit - marketed as ideological but inefficient team planning.
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    Enough of this obsession with fossil fuels! We desperately need to transition to a clean energy economy! Also, states and local officials should be conducting their own reviews separately in order to ensure that all parties are satisfied with these projects.
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    Look at who's sponsoring this. He's a shill for the gas and oil industry. This will not help the environment. It will help an industry notorious for problems with broken pipes.
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    If non-partisan people who know what they are doing could teach them how to expedite the process then yes...however once the bureaucracy gets ahold of it it enters never-never land and grinds to a halt...fix that and we'll be on our way. Unfortunately because the partisan progressive liberals and tree huggers seem to hold sway on these matters I would suggest any action taken will fall to the wayside that is so heavily populated by incompetent bureaucrats...SAD BUT TRUE😡❗️
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    Move thing along faster.
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    FERC is already a rubber stamp approver of pipelines. We need a process that gets public input up front, not after the decision is made.
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    SOmeone needs to be checking those things, we have far too many leaks and explosions.
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