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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

Entry Title Date
Legislative Session July 15, 2014
Sheldon Whitehouse, D-RI
"Utah also has energy investors who are wide awake, building a growing number of solar installations. Community Solar has a pilot project in Salt Lake that allows homeowner groups to purchase solar energy. It is estimated that over its 25-year lifetime, this installation will avoid 5,500 tons of carbon dioxide pollution."
Preserving Three Coequal Branches Of Government June 26, 2014
Rob Woodall, R-GA
"Mr. Speaker, it just so happens that the Supreme Court ruled on yet another unconstitutional action of the White House today. I hadn’t actually anticipated that decision happening today. I came down to talk about the President’s new environmental initiative. He wants to reduce carbon emissions, CO emissions, carbon dioxide emissions by 30 percent. He announced this policy from the White House, and the media covered it expansively.2"
Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 6, Domestic Prosperity And Global Freedom Act; And Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 3301, North American Energy Infrastructure Act June 24, 2014
Jim McGovern, D-MA
"I think it is important to say a few things. Here is what we know. We know that burning fossil fuels releases carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. We know that carbon dioxide traps heat. We know that the levels of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere are higher than they have been in 800,000 years. We know that 9 of the 10 warmest years since 1880 have been in the last decade. We know that last month was the warmest month of May ever recorded."
Domestic Prosperity And Global Freedom Act June 24, 2014
Jerry McNerney, D-CA
"Natural gas combustion for electricity does emit less carbon pollution than coal, but natural gas production does result in gas escaping, and natural gas is a much more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. We need to consider the effect of carbon emissions in the United States."
Executive Session June 10, 2014
John Thune, R-SD
"The worst part is that President Obama’s EPA regulations will devastate family budgets and the economy for nothing because the President’s proposals will do almost nothing to reduce the concentration of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere. As long as our country is acting unilaterally, there will be no meaningful effect on global emissions, but the President is pressing on anyway and apparently Americans will have to get used to their massive new energy bills."

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