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Waxman—Markey Clean Energy Bill passes in the House

June 26, 2009:  The House of Representatives passed the landmark American Clean Energy and Security Act, sponsored by Rep. Henry A. Waxman, Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and Rep. Edward J. Markey, Chairman of the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming. 

· The complete bill can be found here

· The press release from the House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce


Climate Change Legislation in the House

October 7, 2008:  Representatives John Dingell and Richard Bouchard released a discussion draft of climate change legislation on October 7, 2008, stating that the draft "is the culmination of nearly two years of intensive work on climate change by the Committee and marks an important step in our ongoing efforts to address this increasingly serious problem".


The text of the discussion draft of the legislation and supporting documents are available from the Committee's website at:




From the US House Committee on Energy and Commerce

The House Energy & Commerce Committee has released a series of White Papers exploring various aspects of carbon regulation, including design of cap & trade systems and the interaction of federal regulation with regional or state regulatory plans.  The White Papers are available at:





For all current House Energy & Commerce news, please see the committee’s main page:

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Carbon updates from Washington, DC

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