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Policy Analysis | September 1, 2014

Since 2008, what legislation addressing climate change has been passed in SLC member states?

STATE BILL YEAR STATUS AUTHOR TOPICS SUMMARY
Alabama AL SJR 57 2014 Enacted Reed Climate Change, Climate Change - Emissions Reduction Urges the Environmental Protection Agency to support the state regulation of carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants by recognizing state developed standards.
Alabama AL SJR 91 2012 Enacted Waggoner Climate Change, Climate Change - Emissions Reduction Urges the United States congress to adopt legislation prohibiting the environmental protection agency from regulating greenhouse gas emissions without congressional approval.
Alabama AL HJR 197 2011 Enacted DeMarco Climate Change, Climate Change - Emissions Reduction Urges the United States Congress to adopt legislation prohibiting the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gas emissions without Congressional approval.
Alabama AL HR 567 2009 Adopted Scott Climate Change Expresses support for the need for the United States and the state of Alabama to address the problem of global climate change through the adoption of a fair and effective approach that safeguards American jobs, ensures affordable energy for citizens, and maintains America's global competitiveness.
Alabama AL SJR 27 2009 Enacted Barron Climate Change, Energy Efficiency, Transportation Commends the United States Congress for passing the landmark Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) and supporting the national cafe air quality standards included in the legislation.
Alabama AL SJR 109 2009 Enacted Orr Climate Change Expresses support for the need for the United States and the State of Alabama to combat global climate change and reduce the emission of greenhouse gases.
Alabama AL HJR 131 2009 Enacted Buskey Climate Change, Energy Efficiency, Transportation Commends the United States Congress for passing the landmark Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 and supports the national cafe air quality standards included in the legislation.
Alabama AL H 185 2009 Enacted Jackson Climate Change, Energy Efficiency, Transportation Adopts a procedure for implementing and administering a green fleets program of procuring state motor vehicles based on criteria that include fuel economy and life cycle costing, requires fleet managers of state motor vehicles to classify their vehicle inventory for compliance with this act, establishes goals for fuel efficiency for state motor vehicles, establishes procurement policies, creates the Green Fleets Review Committee to ensure compliance, provides for advisory subcommittees.
Alabama AL HJR 588 2009 Enacted Scott Climate Change Expresses support for the need for the United States and the state of Alabama to address the problem of global climate change through the adoption of a fair and effective approach that safeguards American jobs, ensures affordable energy for citizens, and maintains America's global competitiveness.
Arkansas AR SCR 12 2009 Adopted Bryles Climate Change Declares the sense of the General Assembly with regard to climate change policy.
Florida FL S 1174 2014 Adopted Gibson A Climate Change, Climate Change - Emissions Reduction, Fossil Energy Memorializes Congress of the United States to direct the United States Environmental Protection Agency to use specified criteria in developing guidelines for regulating carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil-fueled electric generating units.
Georgia GA HR 1158 2014 Adopted Martin, Parsons, Geisinger, Smith Climate Change, Climate Change - Emissions Reduction, Energy Efficiency, Fossil Energy, Energy Security Encourages the Administration and Congress to establish a national energy policy that strengthens access to and removal of impediments to all available domestic sources of energy to improve its affordability and reliability.
Georgia GA SR 801 2010 Adopted Pearson Climate Change, Climate Change - Emissions Reduction Recognizes the negative impact Cap and Trade legislation would have upon Georgia, requests that the United States Congress avoid passing an energy tax that hurts all Americans.
Georgia GA HR 716 2009 Adopted Drenner Climate Change, Energy Efficiency Recognizes Saturday, March 28, 2009, from 8:30 P.M. to 9:30 P.M. as Earth Hour.
Kentucky KY H 388 2014 Enacted Gooch, Embry, Couch, Dossett, Steele, York, Quarles, St. Onge, Webber, Miles Climate Change, Climate Change - Carbon Capture and Sequestration, Climate Change - Emissions Reduction, Fossil Energy Relates to best system emission reduction for existing electric generating units, establishes criteria by which the Energy and Environment Cabinet can establish performance standards for the regulation of carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired electric generating units, establishes different criteria for coal-fired electric generating units and natural gas-fired electric generating units.
Kentucky KY HCR 109 2013 Enacted Gooch Climate Change Urges the United States Congress to persuade the Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw its proposed Greenhouse Gas New Source Performance Standard for Electric Generating Units, requests separate standards for coal energy and gas energy.
Kentucky KY SR 116 2011 Adopted Smith B Climate Change, Climate Change - Emissions Reduction Urges Congress to adopt legislation prohibiting EPA from regulating greenhouse gas emissions, urges Congress to impose a moratorium on promulgation of any new air quality regulations by EPA, except to directly address an imminent health or environmental emergency, urges Congress to require a study by the EPA and other agencies providing an objective cost-benefit analysis of EPA's current and planned regulation.
Kentucky KY S 50 2011 Enacted Jensen Climate Change, Climate Change - Carbon Capture and Sequestration Relates to the capture and transportation of carbon dioxide, provides that if a carbon dioxide transmission pipeline company has received a construction certificate from the State Board on Electric Generation and Siting and is unable to contract with the owner after a good-faith effort to do so, the company may condemn the lands and material, relates to investment requirements, capital investment minimums, transmission lines, public notice and tax incentives.
Kentucky KY H 259 2011 Enacted Yonts, Gooch, Short Climate Change, Climate Change - Carbon Capture and Sequestration Relates to economic development, directs the Energy and Environment Cabinet to seek projects demonstrating injection of carbon dioxide into geologic storage, provides a process for pooling of pore space necessary to create underground carbon storage reservoirs, create a process whereby ownership of and liability for stored carbon dioxide will pass to the federal or state government, provides for reservoirs that cross state lines, authorizes the divisions to seek primary jurisdiction and authority.
Kentucky KY HR 132 2010 Adopted Crimm, Henley, Floyd, DeCesare, Couch, Thompson, Montell, Harmon, Farmer, Rudy, Combs, Steele, Sinnette, Stumbo, Coursey, Santoro, Moore, Henderson, Glenn, Edmonds, Lee S, Miller, Westrom, Ford, Fischer, Collins, Upchurch, Ballard, Adkins, Rader, Arnold J, Brinkman, Hall, Nelson, Stewart, Stacy, McKee, Yonts, Napier, Stone Climate Change, Climate Change - Emissions Reduction Encourage Congress to adopt legislation postponing the United States Environmental Protection Agency's regulation of greenhouse gas emissions from stationary sources until an approach which does not cripple the economy is adopted.
Kentucky KY HR 211 2010 Adopted Gooch, Pasley Sinette, Steele Climate Change, Climate Change - Emissions Reduction Urge EPA to consider increased emissions in relation to increased electricity generation when determining whether to apply New Source Review to a modification of an electricity generation plant.
Kentucky KY HR 25 2009 Adopted Gooch Climate Change Opposes cap and trade legislation that would negatively impact Americans by increasing the costs of goods and services and instead supports legislation that would encourage states to establish and develop their own renewable energy portfolio standards.
Kentucky KY SR 29 2009 Adopted Stivers Climate Change Opposes cap and trade legislation that would negatively impact Americans by increasing the costs of goods and services and instead support legislation that would encourage states to establish and develop their own renewable energy portfolio standards.
Louisiana LA SR 180 2014 Adopted Ward Climate Change, Climate Change - Emissions Reduction, Fossil Energy Requests the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to rely on state regulators when developing guidelines for regulating carbon dioxide emissions from fossil-fueled power plants.
Louisiana LA H 495 2010 Enacted Harrison Climate Change, Climate Change - Carbon Capture and Sequestration Relates to carbon sequestration, provides that any monetary compensation derived from the sequestration of carbon on the surface of land or water bottoms is the property of the owner of the land or water bottom upon which the sequestration occurs, unless it is contractually assigned to another party, provides that such compensation is the property of the State in circumstances involving certain projects carried out using the Coastal Protection and Restoration Fund.
Louisiana LA H 733 2010 Enacted Anders Climate Change, Climate Change - Carbon Capture and Sequestration, Climate Change - Emissions Reduction Authorizes necessary action to ensure the state's participation in programs relative to carbon sequestration or the reduction of emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from agriculture and forestry, provides for the Office of Soil and Water Conservation of the Department of Agriculture and Forestry to serve as the state's agency for such participation.
Louisiana LA SR 91 2009 Adopted Amedee Climate Change Memorializes Congress to address the issue of global climate change through the adoption of a fair and effective approach that safeguards American jobs, ensures affordable energy for citizens, and maintains America's global competitiveness.
Louisiana LA HCR 93 2009 Adopted Peterson Climage Change Establishes the Louisiana Climate Change Policy Commission.
Mississippi MS H 841 2013 Enacted Smith J Climate Change, Climate Change - Carbon Capture and Sequestration Provides that the sale of electricity, current, power, steam, coal, natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas or other fuel to a producer of oil and gas for use directly in enhanced oil recovery using carbon dioxide or the permanent sequestration of carbon dioxide in a geological formation shall be taxed at a specified rate.
Mississippi MS S 2723 2011 Enacted Dearing Climate Change, Climate Change - Carbon Capture and Sequestration Creates the Geologic Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide Act, specifies duties and powers of the Oil and Gas Board, provides for approval for geologic sequestration of carbon dioxide and the operation of a geologic sequestration facility within a reservoir in the State, the regulation of the development of such facilities and related pipelines, enforcement of the Safe Drinking Water Act, conversion of certain enhanced oil or gas recovery operations, and related matters, provides for sequestration fees.
Mississippi MS SCR 584 2009 Adopted Kirby Climate Change Relates to urge United States Congress to address the federal/state responsibility regarding global climate change.
Missouri MO HCR 30 2014 Adopted Franklin Climate Change, Climate Change - Emissions Reduction, Fossil Energy Strongly urges the Environmental Protection Agency to reject any federal fossil fuel emission regulations that remove coal as a viable fuel option for new and existing electric generation.
Missouri MO HCR 38 2014 Adopted Phillips Climate Change, Climate Change - Emissions Reduction Urges the U.S. Congress to decrease the Environmental Protection Agency's authority to regulate water quality and the use of coal and wood as energy sources.
Missouri MO HCR 49 2012 Adopted Fallert Climate Change, Climate Change - Emissions Reduction Calls on Congress to disapprove the EPA's Mercury and Air Toxics Standards regulation and ensure that the EPA replaces it with a sensible regulation.
Missouri MO HCR 42 2011 Adopted Funderburk Climate Change, Climate Change - Emissions Reduction Urges the United States Congress to prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gas emissions or to take action on climate change.
Missouri MO HCR 46 2010 Adopted Funderburk Climate Change, Climate Change - Emissions Reduction Urges the Environmental Protection Agency to rescind its formal endangerment finding on greenhouse gases.
North Carolina NC S 835 2010 Enacted Albertson Climate Change Extends the Legislative Commission on global climate change.
North Carolina NC S 836 2009 Enacted Albertson Climate Change Extends the Legislative Commission on global climate change.
North Carolina NC S 1004 2009 Enacted Hoyle Climate Change Provides for retention of fuel and fuel-related cost savings associated with the purchase or construction of a carbon offset facility, brings certain dams used in connection with electric generating facilities under the Dam Safety Act, makes other changes to laws governing the generation of electricity.
Oklahoma OK SCR 39 2014 Adopted Bingman Climate Change, Climate Change - Emissions Reduction, Fossil Energy Urges the United States EPA to allow states to regulate carbon dioxide emissions.
Oklahoma OK HR 1070 2014 Adopted Enns Climate Change, Climate Change - Emissions Reduction Recognizes the harmful and destructive implications of the Presidents Climate Action Plan, opposes certain regulation.
Oklahoma OK S 629 2012 Enacted Jolley Climate Change, Climate Change - Carbon Capture and Sequestration Relates to carbon sequestration, removes references to improved agricultural practices in provisions declaring legislative intent relating to carbon sequestration, abolishes the Carbon Sequestration Advisory Committee, transfers certain duties to the Oklahoma Conservation Commission, makes changes concerning carbon sequestration certification, clarifies the ownership of pore space, provides for an assessment of public lands for sequestration potential.
Oklahoma OK S 629 2011 Enacted Jolley Climate Change, Climate Change - Carbon Capture and Sequestration Relates to carbon sequestration, removes references to improved agricultural practices in provisions declaring legislative intent relating to carbon sequestration, abolishes the Carbon Sequestration Advisory Committee, transfers certain duties to the Oklahoma Conservation Commission, makes changes concerning carbon sequestration certification, clarifies the ownership of pore space, provides for an assessment of public lands for sequestration potential.
Oklahoma OK HCR 1035 2010 Adopted Thompson Climate Change, Climate Change - Emissions Reduction Opposes the implementation of a cap-and-trade system on greenhouse gas emissions.
Oklahoma OK S 610 2010 Enacted Myers Climate Change, Climate Change - Carbon Capture and Sequestration Relates to geologic storage of carbon dioxide, creates the Geologic Storage of Carbon Dioxide Act, defines terms, requires applicants to obtain permits for operation of a carbon sequestration facility, authorizes extraction of carbon dioxide, excludes facility operators from certain plugging obligations and removal of surface equipment, relates to the jurisdiction of the Corporation Commission, prohibits the right of eminent domain, authorizes the administration of federal laws regarding sequestration.
Oklahoma OK S 679 2010 Enacted Myers Climate Change, Climate Change - Carbon Capture and Sequestration Re-creates the Geologic Storage of Carbon Dioxide Task Force and requires the task force to continue to study any issues necessary to implement the transmission and storage of carbon dioxide in geologic formations, including, but not limited to, insurance, liability and ownership issues relating to long-term carbon dioxide storage facilities.
Oklahoma OK S 1326 2010 Enacted Myers Climate Change, Climate Change - Carbon Capture and Sequestration Relates to geologic storage of carbon dioxide, recreates the Oklahoma Geologic Storage of Carbon Dioxide Task Force, provides that the Task Force shall continue to study any issues necessary to implement the transmission and storage of carbon dioxide in geologic formations, including insurance, liability and ownership issues relating to long-term carbon storage facilities.
Oklahoma OK HCR 1036 2009 Adopted Thompson Climate Change, Climate Change - Emissions Reduction Opposes the implementation of a cap-and-trade system on greenhouse gas emissions.
Oklahoma OK S 1765 2008 Enacted Myers Climate Change Creates the Geologic Storage of Carbon Dioxide Act, authorizes the use of a reservoir as a storage facility for carbon dioxide under certain conditions, authorizes the Corporation Commission and the Department of Environmental Quality to promulgate rules and issue orders, permits, and certificates for the purpose of regulating such facilities and to protect the facilities against pollution, invasion, and the migration of carbon dioxide, imposes a per ton fee upon operators of such wells.
South Carolina SC S 802 2010 Adopted Alexander T Climate Change, Nuclear / Radioactive Waste (Resolution) Memorializes the United States Congress to fully examine and take into account each state's current and projected energy production capabilities and current economic conditions when considering any greenhouse gas emission initiatives and to safeguard jobs and affordable energy when considering greenhouse gas emission initiatives. For at least the immediate future, we must rely on the growth of the nuclear energy industry in this state to ensure that reliable, affordable electricity is available to all of our citizens. (nuclear power)
South Carolina SC H 3508 2010 Adopted Barfield Climate Change (Resolution) Memorializes the United States congress to address the issue of global climate change through the adoption of a fair and effective approach that safeguards american jobs, ensures affordable energy for citizens, and maintains america's global competitiveness.
South Carolina SC H 4606 2010 Adopted Duncan Climate Change, Climate Change - Emissions Reduction (Resolution) Memorializes Congress to adopt legislation that would postpone the United States Environmental Protection Agency's effort to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from stationary sources using existing Clean Air Act authority until congress adopts a balanced approach to address climate and energy supply issues without crippling the economy.
South Carolina SC H 4610 2010 Adopted Duncan Climate Change, Climate Change - Emissions Reduction (Resolution) Memorializes Congress to adopt legislation that would postpone the United States Environmental Protection Agency's effort to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from stationary sources using existing Clean Air Act authority until congress adopts a balanced approach to address climate and energy supply issues without crippling the economy.
South Carolina SC H 4888 2010 Enacted Duncan Climate Change, Climate Change - Emissions Reduction Adopts the United States environmental protection agency greenhouse gas regulations for stationary sources in order to give the state department of health and environmental control sufficient time to promulgate appropriate regulations, if required.
South Carolina SC S 802 2009 Adopted Alexander Climate Change, Nuclear Energy Facilities (Resolution) Memorializes the United States Congress to fully examine and take into account each state's current and projected energy production capabilities and current economic conditions when considering any greenhouse gas emission initiatives and to safeguard jobs and affordable energy when considering greenhouse gas emission initiatives. For at least the immediate future, we must rely on the growth of the nuclear energy industry in this state to ensure that reliable, affordable electricity is available to all of our citizens. (nuclear power)
South Carolina SC H 3508 2009 Adopted Barfield Climate Change (Resolution) Memorializes the United States congress to address the issue of global climate change through the adoption of a fair and effective approach that safeguards American jobs, ensures affordable energy for citizens, and maintains america's global competitiveness.
South Carolina SC S 232 2009 Enacted Ryberg Climate Change, Energy Efficiency, Nuclear Energy Facilities, Renewable Energy, Water Conservation/ Efficiency Amends the State Energy Efficiency Act, defines renewable energy resources, requires state agencies to consider and implement energy, water, and wastewater conservation (and efficiency) measures, provides that strategies of the State Energy Office promoting carbon-free clean energy must include nuclear energy, renewable energy sources, and conservation and efficiency measures, requires an annual review of the State Energy Action Plan by the Public Utilities Review Committee.
Tennessee TN SR 200 2010 Adopted Johnson J Climate Change Regards the nee
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