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house Bill H.R. 806

Giving States More Time to Meet the EPA’s New Ozone Standards

Argument in favor

States need more time to implement the EPA’s ozone standard given that it took the agency about seven years to publish the regulations, which it then revised seven months later. It's wrong to punish states for non-compliance unless they have time to adjust.

Tom's Opinion
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07/19/2017
We all need time to read and get an idea of what all is in these bills, including all the sneaky riders, before we vote.
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Retta's Opinion
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07/17/2017
The EPA is a rogue group and set rules that should not be made. Personally do not feel we need the EPA
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Susan's Opinion
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07/19/2017
It's time to reign in the radical leftist EPA's overreach. Obama cared nothing for our country's people, jobs or economy. We live in the most restrictive country in the world. All the European countries do not take half the measures we do in safeguarding our air and water quality. The EPA needs to have its own house cleaned of the leftover radicals.
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Argument opposed

The EPA began the process of crafting the new ozone standards in 2008, so the revisions it added in 2015 shouldn’t be coming as a huge surprise to the states. The standards should be implemented as planned, without the delay proposed by this bill.

BuffWarden1012's Opinion
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07/17/2017
This piece of legislation was proposed in 2008. It has been 9 years since and some states still claim they haven't had "ample" time to implement these new standards? That seems like a lethargic excuse to take action on a bill that covers a global issue that isn't going away... climate change. The age of fossil fuels and carbon are antiquated and dangerous for future generations if we do not make rapid and swift changes to our energy standards.
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Ben's Opinion
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07/17/2017
Our air is being polluted faster than ever - adding another 5 years for states to get their acts together does absolutely nothing for the planet or the people breathing polluted air.
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Catherine's Opinion
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07/17/2017
Voting to extend is like saying you don't care about protecting children from potential danger since one of the biggest concerns is exposing children to lung damaging air pollution. It's only 5 parts per billion we are talking about. And it's to improve public health something that should be on everyone's minds since healthcare is up in the air.
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bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Committee on Environment and Public Works
  • The house Passed July 18th, 2017
    Roll Call Vote 229 Yea / 199 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Energy and Commerce
      Environment and Climate Change
    IntroducedFebruary 1st, 2017

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    We all need time to read and get an idea of what all is in these bills, including all the sneaky riders, before we vote.
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    This piece of legislation was proposed in 2008. It has been 9 years since and some states still claim they haven't had "ample" time to implement these new standards? That seems like a lethargic excuse to take action on a bill that covers a global issue that isn't going away... climate change. The age of fossil fuels and carbon are antiquated and dangerous for future generations if we do not make rapid and swift changes to our energy standards.
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    Our air is being polluted faster than ever - adding another 5 years for states to get their acts together does absolutely nothing for the planet or the people breathing polluted air.
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    Voting to extend is like saying you don't care about protecting children from potential danger since one of the biggest concerns is exposing children to lung damaging air pollution. It's only 5 parts per billion we are talking about. And it's to improve public health something that should be on everyone's minds since healthcare is up in the air.
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    Ground level ozone is harmful to human health in a variety of ways. You can read more about that, in this report from the World Health Organization, http://www.who.int/globalchange/publications/climchange.pdf,. Ground level ozone circulates in the atmosphere and is carried across state lines. So, they only way to fairly protect everyone equally, is for it to be regulated by the Federal Government not individual State Governments. This regulation, should be based on coordinated recommendations from the medical community and the scientific community. To make sure these harmful pollutants are limited, as much as possible. This will have numerous benefits, it will protect human health (as these pollutants can cause asthma, and other human respiratory ailments).It will create more jobs in the clean energy technology sector. Jobs overall will not be lost, but rather shifted. Simply because, If it raises the cost of one form of energy, people may buy another, but that will increase jobs in that energy sector. Furthermore, when we regulate pollution it creates jobs in the research and development of cleaner technologies. Additional jobs are created in the production, distribution and sales forces of the clean energy technologies industries. In summary, regulating pollution is necessary to protect our health and our economic sustainability. This regulation must be done by the Federal Government rather than State Governments, because the air we breathe and water we drink cross state lines and are shared by everyone.
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    If state governments were run intelligently, there would have been ample time to comply already. Poor planning should not be excused.
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    How long have we known ozone is a problem? Like over 50 years. They've had enough time. This is just more knuckle dragging on the environment from Repugs.
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    This bill will systematically weaken the Clean Air Act, undermine Americans' right to healthy air and delay long overdue life-saving health standards.
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    We must protect our environment. The states have had sufficient time to comply.
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    We can't afford to wait.
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    Delay, delay, delay. Then what happens when another deadline comes up? Delay again? Stick to the mandated deadline and requirements
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    Scientists understand how important the ozone layer is.
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    Nine years is plenty
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    We are out of time. We need to make immediate positive changes to protect our environment
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    There has been sufficient time for states to be compliant
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    Oh sure, why wouldn't I want more dirty air to breath so investors can reap more money. Thanks for the dirty air Nebraska rep Adrian Smith.
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    Our safety and our planet deserves better. It's time to pressure states to comply and progress, not stall and digress.
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    Time is a luxury we do not have regarding implementing environmental measures.
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    Our safety and our planet deserves better. It's time to pressure states to comply and progress, not stall and digress.
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    It's time to step up and change things for the better.
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