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S. 1512 - Transparency and Honesty in Energy Regulations Act of 2017

Environmental protection. 115th Congress (2017-2018) View bill details
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A bill to prohibit the Secretary of Energy, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, the Secretary of the Interior, the Secretary of Transportation, and the Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality from considering, in taking any action, the social cost of carbon, the social cost of methane, the social cost of nitrous oxide, or the social cost of any other greenhouse gas,… More
A bill to prohibit the Secretary of Energy, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, the Secretary of the Interior, the Secretary of Transportation, and the Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality from considering, in taking any action, the social cost of carbon, the social cost of methane, the social cost of nitrous oxide, or the social cost of any other greenhouse gas, unless compliant with Office of Management and Budget guidance, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
 
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Transparency and Honesty in Energy Regulations Act of 2017

S. 1512 — 115th Congress (2017–2018)

Summary
A bill to prohibit the Secretary of Energy, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, the Secretary of the Interior, the Secretary of Transportation, and the Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality from considering, in taking any action, the social cost of carbon, the social cost of methane, the social cost of nitrous oxide, or the social cost of any other greenhouse gas, unless compliant with Office of Management and Budget guidance, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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A bill to prohibit the Secretary of Energy, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, the Secretary of the Interior, the Secretary of Transportation, and the Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality from considering, in taking any action, the social cost of carbon, the social cost of methane, the social cost of nitrous oxide, or the social cost of any other greenhouse gas, unless compliant with Office of Management and Budget guidance, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Transparency and Honesty in Energy Regulations Act of 2017
  • Transparency and Honesty in Energy Regulations Act of 2017
  • Transparency and Honesty in Energy Regulations Act of 2017
Sponsor
James Lankford
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Environmental protection
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Air quality
  • Climate change and greenhouse gases
  • Congressional oversight
  • Department of Energy
  • Department of the Interior
  • Economic performance and conditions
  • Electric power generation and transmission
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Environmental regulatory procedures
  • Executive Office of the President
  • Oil and gas
  • Presidents and presidential powers, Vice Presidents
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Major Actions
Introduced6/29/2017
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced6/29/2017
6/29/2017Introduced in Senate
6/29/2017Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
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Transparency and Honesty in Energy Regulations Act of 2017

35 organizations support this bill

60 Plus Association
undersigned organizations (2017, July 27). THERA COALITION LETTER. Retrieved July 31, 2017, from The Heartland Institute.
American Chemistry Council
Undersigned organizations (2017, July 26). Multi-Association Letter to Congress Supporting the Transparency and Honesty in Energy Regulations Act (THERA). Retrieved July 27, 2017, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
American Commitment
undersigned organizations (2017, July 27). THERA COALITION LETTER. Retrieved July 31, 2017, from The Heartland Institute.
American Energy Alliance
undersigned organizations (2017, July 27). THERA COALITION LETTER. Retrieved July 31, 2017, from The Heartland Institute.
American Farm Bureau Federation
Undersigned organizations (2017, July 26). Multi-Association Letter to Congress Supporting the Transparency and Honesty in Energy Regulations Act (THERA). Retrieved July 27, 2017, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers
Undersigned organizations (2017, July 26). Multi-Association Letter to Congress Supporting the Transparency and Honesty in Energy Regulations Act (THERA). Retrieved July 27, 2017, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
American Road & Transportation Builders Association
Undersigned organizations (2017, July 26). Multi-Association Letter to Congress Supporting the Transparency and Honesty in Energy Regulations Act (THERA). Retrieved July 27, 2017, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Americans for Limited Government
undersigned organizations (2017, July 27). THERA COALITION LETTER. Retrieved July 31, 2017, from The Heartland Institute.
Americans for Tax Reform
undersigned organizations (2017, July 27). THERA COALITION LETTER. Retrieved July 31, 2017, from The Heartland Institute.
Caesar Rodney Institute
undersigned organizations (2017, July 27). THERA COALITION LETTER. Retrieved July 31, 2017, from The Heartland Institute.
Competitive Enterprise Institute
undersigned organizations (2017, July 27). THERA COALITION LETTER. Retrieved July 31, 2017, from The Heartland Institute.
Council for Citizens Against Government Waste
undersigned organizations (2017, July 27). THERA COALITION LETTER. Retrieved July 31, 2017, from The Heartland Institute.
FreedomWorks
undersigned organizations (2017, July 27). THERA COALITION LETTER. Retrieved July 31, 2017, from The Heartland Institute.
Glass Packaging Institute
Undersigned organizations (2017, July 26). Multi-Association Letter to Congress Supporting the Transparency and Honesty in Energy Regulations Act (THERA). Retrieved July 27, 2017, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Heartland Institute
undersigned organizations (2017, July 27). THERA COALITION LETTER. Retrieved July 31, 2017, from The Heartland Institute.
Independence Institute
undersigned organizations (2017, July 27). THERA COALITION LETTER. Retrieved July 31, 2017, from The Heartland Institute.
Independent Petroleum Association of America
Undersigned organizations (2017, July 26). Multi-Association Letter to Congress Supporting the Transparency and Honesty in Energy Regulations Act (THERA). Retrieved July 27, 2017, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Industrial Energy Consumers of America
Cicio, Paul N. (2017, June 28). Re: IECA Supports the “Transparency and Honesty in Energy Regulations Act (THERA) of 2016”. Retrieved August 2, 2017, from IECA.
Industrial Minerals Association - North America
Undersigned organizations (2017, July 26). Multi-Association Letter to Congress Supporting the Transparency and Honesty in Energy Regulations Act (THERA). Retrieved July 27, 2017, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Institute of Makers of Explosives
Undersigned organizations (2017, July 26). Multi-Association Letter to Congress Supporting the Transparency and Honesty in Energy Regulations Act (THERA). Retrieved July 27, 2017, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Institute of Shortening and Edible Oils
Undersigned organizations (2017, July 26). Multi-Association Letter to Congress Supporting the Transparency and Honesty in Energy Regulations Act (THERA). Retrieved July 27, 2017, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
National Association of Chemical Distributors
Undersigned organizations (2017, July 26). Multi-Association Letter to Congress Supporting the Transparency and Honesty in Energy Regulations Act (THERA). Retrieved July 27, 2017, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
National Association of Manufacturers
Undersigned organizations (2017, July 26). Multi-Association Letter to Congress Supporting the Transparency and Honesty in Energy Regulations Act (THERA). Retrieved July 27, 2017, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
National Black Chamber of Commerce
undersigned organizations (2017, July 27). THERA COALITION LETTER. Retrieved July 31, 2017, from The Heartland Institute.
National Lime Association
Undersigned organizations (2017, July 26). Multi-Association Letter to Congress Supporting the Transparency and Honesty in Energy Regulations Act (THERA). Retrieved July 27, 2017, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
National Mining Association
Undersigned organizations (2017, July 26). Multi-Association Letter to Congress Supporting the Transparency and Honesty in Energy Regulations Act (THERA). Retrieved July 27, 2017, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
National Oilseed Processors Association
Undersigned organizations (2017, July 26). Multi-Association Letter to Congress Supporting the Transparency and Honesty in Energy Regulations Act (THERA). Retrieved July 27, 2017, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
National Tooling and Machining Association
Undersigned organizations (2017, July 26). Multi-Association Letter to Congress Supporting the Transparency and Honesty in Energy Regulations Act (THERA). Retrieved July 27, 2017, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
North American Die Casting Association
Undersigned organizations (2017, July 26). Multi-Association Letter to Congress Supporting the Transparency and Honesty in Energy Regulations Act (THERA). Retrieved July 27, 2017, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Portland Cement Association
Undersigned organizations (2017, July 26). Multi-Association Letter to Congress Supporting the Transparency and Honesty in Energy Regulations Act (THERA). Retrieved July 27, 2017, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Precision Machined Products Association
Undersigned organizations (2017, July 26). Multi-Association Letter to Congress Supporting the Transparency and Honesty in Energy Regulations Act (THERA). Retrieved July 27, 2017, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Precision Metalforming Association
Undersigned organizations (2017, July 26). Multi-Association Letter to Congress Supporting the Transparency and Honesty in Energy Regulations Act (THERA). Retrieved July 27, 2017, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
The Fertilizer Institute
Undersigned organizations (2017, July 26). Multi-Association Letter to Congress Supporting the Transparency and Honesty in Energy Regulations Act (THERA). Retrieved July 27, 2017, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Treated Wood Council
Undersigned organizations (2017, July 26). Multi-Association Letter to Congress Supporting the Transparency and Honesty in Energy Regulations Act (THERA). Retrieved July 27, 2017, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Undersigned organizations (2017, July 26). Multi-Association Letter to Congress Supporting the Transparency and Honesty in Energy Regulations Act (THERA). Retrieved July 27, 2017, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 115th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, November 29, 2010 – November 28, 2016.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Support
$ From Interest Groups
That Oppose
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$282,750$0
Tammy BaldwinDWI$48,311$0
John BarrassoRWY$445,439$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$153,055$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$64,350$0
Roy BluntRMO$857,827$0
Cory A. BookerDNJ$216,083$0
John BoozmanRAR$228,732$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$276,317$0
Richard BurrRNC$566,374$0
Maria CantwellDWA$36,132$0
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$627,125$0
Ben CardinDMD$125,750$0
Tom CarperDDE$230,820$0
Bob CaseyDPA$252,418$0
Bill CassidyRLA$1,106,785$0
William Thad CochranRMS$364,001$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$241,350$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$209,050$0
Bob CorkerRTN$568,867$0
John CornynRTX$974,699$0
Catherine Cortez MastoDNV$49,942$0
Tom CottonRAR$1,886,202$0
Mike CrapoRID$267,844$0
Ted CruzRTX$2,955,616$0
Steve DainesRMT$737,707$0
Joe DonnellyDIN$169,687$0
Tammy DuckworthDIL$90,963$0
Dick DurbinDIL$137,550$0
Mike EnziRWY$191,400$0
Joni ErnstRIA$397,149$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$115,900$0
Deb FischerRNE$516,583$0
Jeff FlakeRAZ$1,608,649$0
Al FrankenDMN$96,550$0
Cory GardnerRCO$1,377,005$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$165,657$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$404,414$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$467,498$0
Kamala D. HarrisDCA$35,801$0
Margaret Wood HassanDNH$81,503$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$458,883$0
Martin HeinrichDNM$94,750$0
Heidi HeitkampDND$149,174$0
Dean HellerRNV$539,395$0
Mazie K. HironoDHI$40,750$0
John HoevenRND$282,676$0
Jim InhofeROK$574,024$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$399,169$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$1,459,114$0
Tim KaineDVA$110,800$0
John KennedyRLA$222,800$0
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$49,589$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$180,332$0
James LankfordROK$798,880$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$27,450$0
Mike LeeRUT$891,899$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$288,500$0
Ed MarkeyDMA$104,800$0
John McCainRAZ$528,900$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$171,000$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$1,423,337$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$193,300$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$49,850$0
Jerry MoranRKS$341,102$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$482,150$0
Chris MurphyDCT$176,600$0
Patty MurrayDWA$160,033$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$160,030$0
Rand PaulRKY$663,608$0
David PerdueRGA$536,789$0
Gary C. PetersDMI$248,906$0
Rob PortmanROH$1,404,420$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$49,700$0
Jim RischRID$176,187$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$815,421$0
Mike RoundsRSD$322,081$0
Marco RubioRFL$1,469,700$0
Bernie SandersIVT$10,975$0
Ben SasseRNE$949,361$0
Brian SchatzDHI$113,149$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$310,210$0
Tim ScottRSC$854,231$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$100,300$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$104,150$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$448,379$0
Luther StrangeRAL$0$0
Dan SullivanRAK$1,054,833$0
Jon TesterDMT$96,566$0
John ThuneRSD$562,984$0
Thom TillisRNC$658,584$0
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$2,167,618$0
Tom UdallDNM$137,895$0
Chris Van HollenDMD$131,450$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$185,800$0
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$75,205$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$20,416$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$166,799$0
Ron WydenDOR$327,950$0
Todd YoungRIN$793,887$0

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Legislator Filters
NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Support
$ From Interest Groups
That Oppose
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$282,750$0
Tammy BaldwinDWI$48,311$0
John BarrassoRWY$445,439$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$153,055$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$64,350$0
Roy BluntRMO$857,827$0
Cory A. BookerDNJ$216,083$0
John BoozmanRAR$228,732$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$276,317$0
Richard BurrRNC$566,374$0
Maria CantwellDWA$36,132$0
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$627,125$0
Ben CardinDMD$125,750$0
Tom CarperDDE$230,820$0
Bob CaseyDPA$252,418$0
Bill CassidyRLA$1,106,785$0
William Thad CochranRMS$364,001$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$241,350$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$209,050$0
Bob CorkerRTN$568,867$0
John CornynRTX$974,699$0
Catherine Cortez MastoDNV$49,942$0
Tom CottonRAR$1,886,202$0
Mike CrapoRID$267,844$0
Ted CruzRTX$2,955,616$0
Steve DainesRMT$737,707$0
Joe DonnellyDIN$169,687$0
Tammy DuckworthDIL$90,963$0
Dick DurbinDIL$137,550$0
Mike EnziRWY$191,400$0
Joni ErnstRIA$397,149$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$115,900$0
Deb FischerRNE$516,583$0
Jeff FlakeRAZ$1,608,649$0
Al FrankenDMN$96,550$0
Cory GardnerRCO$1,377,005$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$165,657$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$404,414$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$467,498$0
Kamala D. HarrisDCA$35,801$0
Margaret Wood HassanDNH$81,503$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$458,883$0
Martin HeinrichDNM$94,750$0
Heidi HeitkampDND$149,174$0
Dean HellerRNV$539,395$0
Mazie K. HironoDHI$40,750$0
John HoevenRND$282,676$0
Jim InhofeROK$574,024$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$399,169$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$1,459,114$0
Tim KaineDVA$110,800$0
John KennedyRLA$222,800$0
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$49,589$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$180,332$0
James LankfordROK$798,880$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$27,450$0
Mike LeeRUT$891,899$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$288,500$0
Ed MarkeyDMA$104,800$0
John McCainRAZ$528,900$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$171,000$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$1,423,337$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$193,300$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$49,850$0
Jerry MoranRKS$341,102$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$482,150$0
Chris MurphyDCT$176,600$0
Patty MurrayDWA$160,033$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$160,030$0
Rand PaulRKY$663,608$0
David PerdueRGA$536,789$0
Gary C. PetersDMI$248,906$0
Rob PortmanROH$1,404,420$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$49,700$0
Jim RischRID$176,187$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$815,421$0
Mike RoundsRSD$322,081$0
Marco RubioRFL$1,469,700$0
Bernie SandersIVT$10,975$0
Ben SasseRNE$949,361$0
Brian SchatzDHI$113,149$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$310,210$0
Tim ScottRSC$854,231$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$100,300$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$104,150$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$448,379$0
Luther StrangeRAL$0$0
Dan SullivanRAK$1,054,833$0
Jon TesterDMT$96,566$0
John ThuneRSD$562,984$0
Thom TillisRNC$658,584$0
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$2,167,618$0
Tom UdallDNM$137,895$0
Chris Van HollenDMD$131,450$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$185,800$0
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$75,205$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$20,416$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$166,799$0
Ron WydenDOR$327,950$0
Todd YoungRIN$793,887$0

Interest Groups that support this bill

$ Donated
Republican/Conservative$14,205,818
Independent oil & gas producers$5,288,722
Public works, industrial & commercial construction$3,868,263
Chemicals$3,675,408
Industrial/commercial equipment & materials$3,629,933
Petroleum refining & marketing$2,968,574
Stone, clay, glass & concrete products$2,354,941
Food and kindred products manufacturing$2,351,112
Agricultural chemicals (fertilizers & pesticides)$1,182,636
Fabricated metal products$965,082
Heavy industrial manufacturing$837,379
Mining$731,383
Wheat, corn, soybeans and cash grain$625,000
Manufacturing$592,718
Lumber and wood products$587,685
Chambers of commerce$362,426
Paper, glass & packaging materials$194,235
Farm bureaus$170,148
Energy, Natural Resources and Environment$126,950
Non-metallic mining$66,233
Pro-business associations$61,450
Fiscal & tax policy$55,350
Explosives$45,250

Interest Groups that oppose this bill

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