STATE TRACKER

About the Tracker

EPA's climate rule violates states' rights. It forces states to overhaul their energy markets and rework their entire energy regulation systems. These important decisions should be made by elected officials, not unelected bureaucrats. As a result, many states are fighting to protect their sovereignty: more than half of the states have introduced legislation pushing back against EPA, and numerous Governors and Attorneys General have pledged to stand up to this regulation. Click below to see what your state leaders are doing to protect you from the harmful impacts of EPA's agenda.
Join us in continuing the fight in every state against this misguided and costly regulation.

Bill

Title

Status

Summary

HB 329

Power generation, adopting Interstate Power Compact, state sovereignty, EPA Clean Power Plan

2/25/16 - Introduced and referred to committee

The Interstate Power Compact is multi-state agreement that protects members from the carbon rule. States pledge not to submit any filing in partial or complete fulfillment of the state plan requirements unless (1) emission limits are inside the physical boundaries of electrical generating units, and (2) the Supreme Court finds the carbon rule legally valid or refused to grant certiorari of such an opinion of the DC Court of Appeals.

HJR-43

United States Environmental Protection Agency used to recognize state regulation of fossil-fuel power plants

3/10/15 - Introduced and referred to committee

Urges EPA to recognize the authority of states to regulate existing fossil-fueled power plants.

HJR-205

Environmental Protection Agency, used for the delay of a Clean Power Plan

5/19/15 - Enacted

Requests EPA to withdraw and reconsider the proposed carbon rule. Urges that the final rule should give credit for emission reductions since 2005 and have non-binding requirements. Requests a compliance deadline of no earlier than 2030.


Action Taken

Governor

No Action

Attorney General

Joined Lawsuit

Bill

Title

Status

Summary

SJR-4

Urging the federal government to empower the state to protect the state's access to affordable and reliable electrical generation

1/21/15 - Introduced and referred to committee

Urges the federal government to empower Alaska to regulate its own energy production and use in order to protect access to affordable and reliable electrical generation.

HJR-8

Urging the federal government to empower the state to protect the state's access to affordable and reliable electrical generation

3/11/15 - Introduced and referred to committee

Urges the federal government to exempt from the Clean Power Plan and empower the state to protect the state's access to affordable and reliable electrical generation.

SB 57

Clean Air Act Plan

3/18/15 - Introduced and referred to committee

Requires the Department of Environmental Conservation to seek an exemption to section 111(d) of the federal Clean Air Act. Establishes that a state plan under section 111(d) of the federal Clean Air Act may not be submitted to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unless it is determined that the plan will not result in (1) increased retail electric service rates; (2) less reliable electric service, resource inadequacy, or transmission constraints; (3) impairment of investments in existing electricity generating capacity; (4) impairment of the competitive position of manufacturers or other 2 public or private sectors of the state economy; (5) a decrease in employment; or (6) a decrease in revenue. Requires the Department of Environmental Conservation to prepare a report, if a plan is developed, that assesses (1) the electric power sector, including the availability of diversified sources of electrical generation and the type and amount of electricity generating capacity in the state that is likely to be eliminated or switched to another fuel; (2) electricity consumers; (3) employment; (4) economic development; (5) the competitive position of the state; (6) state and local tax revenues; and (7) state law.

HB 138

Clean Air Act Plan

3/6/15 - Introduced and referred to committee

Requires the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to develop a state plan to comply with Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act. Prohibits the DEC from developing a plan until the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalizes the rule for the Clean Power Plan. Requires the DEC to prepare a report that assesses the effects of the plan on (1) the electric power sector, including the availability of affordable electricity from diversified sources of electric generation and the type and amount of electricity generating capacity that is likely to be eliminated or switched to another fuel; (2) electricity consumers; (3)  employment; (4) economic development; (5) the competitive position of the state; (6) state and local governments; and (7) state law.


Action Taken

Governor

No Action

Attorney General

Joined Lawsuit

Bill

Title

Status

Summary

SB 1015

EPA; exceeding authority; urging Congress

2/18/2016 - Passed Senate

Asks Congress to enact the EPA Overreach Act to clarify that federal agencies lack the authority to regulate climate change.

SCM 1016

Rulemaking; electric generating units; opposition

4/4/16 - Passed House

Urges Congress to oppose the EPA's carbon rule.

SB 1007

State plans; carbon dioxide emissions

3/30/15 - Enacted

Establishes the joint legislative review committee on state implementation plans for carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants. Requires legislative approval of a state plan before its submission to EPA, with certain exceptions. Establishes factors to be considered in reviewing the state plan. Tasks state entities with the role of developing or consulting on a state plan.

SCM 1013

Rulemaking; electric generating units; opposition

3/19/15 - Enacted

Urges the U.S. Congress to oppose the implementation of certain emissions reduction rules for new and existing electric generating units.


Action Taken

Governor

Under Review

Attorney General

Joined Lawsuit

Bill

Title

Status

Summary

SB 183

To Create Procedures For Oversight Of Fossil-fuel-fired Electric Generating Units; To Regulate Carbon Dioxide Emissions; And To Create Procedures For Approval Of The State Plan By The Legislative Council

3/12/15 - Enacted

Requires the Department of Environmental Quality to receive legislative approval on any state plan to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil-fuel-fired electric generating units under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act.


Action Taken

Governor

Intends to Submit

Attorney General

Joined Lawsuit

No Action

Action Taken

Governor

Intends to Submit

Attorney General

Supports EPA

Bill

Title

Status

Summary

SB 16-157

Don't Implement Clean Power Plan Until Stay Lifted

3/15/2016 -Introduced and referred to committee

Requires state agencies to suspend all activities related to the development of a state implementation plan.

SB 16-046

Preserve Options Respond EPA Clean Power Plan Rule

1/19/2016 - Introduced and referred to committee

Directs the air quality commission to conduct a public input process to seek a 2 year extension on filing a state plan without any binding commitments. The bill must consider economic impacts and be approved by the general assembly.

SB 258

Coordinated Review CO2 Emission Reduction Measures

5/4/15 - Passed Senate

Requires any state plan, adopted by the Air Quality Control Commission to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, to be reviewed by the Public Utilities Commission and approved by the Legislature.

HB 15-1210

General Assembly Review Environmental Rules Required in Lieu Federal Law

3/16/15 - Introduced and referred to committee

Requires the Air Quality Control Commission, Water Quality Control Commission and Solid and Hazardous Waste Commission to submit an annual report to the General Assembly regarding all new and amended rules that are required by the federal Environmental Protection Agency pursuant to the federal Clean Air, Clean Water or hazardous waste laws. States that the intent of the bill is to maintain State primacy in the enforcement of environmental law. Provides that a rule specified in the report cannot be submitted to the federal Environmental Protection Agency for approval unless the General Assembly has acted by bill to approve the submission of that particular rule.

SB 15-092

Multi-agency Review of State Carbon Emission Plan

3/16/15 - Introduced and referred to committee

Requires that, before the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment adopts a state plan for the reduction of carbon emissions by Colorado electric utilities in accordance with section 111 (d) of the federal Clean Air Act, the proposed plan must be 1) reviewed by the Colorado Public Utilities Commission in an evidentiary hearing to determine, among other things, its likely impact on the rates paid for electricity by consumers; 2) limited in its impact on rates to a 2% or less average annual increase; 3) approved by the Commission in an order that is accompanied by a report, jointly signed by the Commission and the Department, summarizing the effects of the plan on rates, reliability and Colorado's economy; 4) adopted by both houses of the General Assembly in a resolution approved by a two-thirds affirmative vote; 5) subject to annual review by utilities with regard to its effects on reliability.

SB 16-061

Ratepayer protection carbon dioxide increased cost

1/19/2016 -Introduced and referred to committee

Directs the public utility commission to develop a ratepayer protection program that will cover utilities' rate increases caused by the carbon rule from a state fund rather than utilities' customers.


Action Taken

Governor

No Action

Attorney General

Joined Lawsuit

No Action

Action Taken

Governor

Continuing Planning

Attorney General

Supports EPA

No Action

Action Taken

Governor

Intends to Submit

Attorney General

Supports EPA

Bill

Title

Status

Summary

H 0639

Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Existing Stationary Sources

1/15/2016 - Introduced and referred to committee

Prohibits submission of a state plan to the EPA until either Congress acts to regulate emissions from existing sources or the legal challenges to the carbon rule are resolved.

S0838

Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Existing Stationary Sources

1/12/2016 - Introduced to Senate

Prohibits submission of a state plan to the EPA until either Congress acts to regulate emissions from existing sources or the legal challenges to the carbon rule are resolved.

S1328

An act relating to energy policy; enforcement of the Clean Power Plan

1/5/2016 - Introduced and referred to committee

The legislature and Department of Environmental Protection are not required to codify or enforce the carbon rule if the state Attorney General finds the regulation violates the Tenth Amendment.

S1228

Regulation of Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Fossil Fuel-Fired Electric Generating Units

4/15/15 - Passed committee

Urges Congress to direct EPA to revise its proposed regulations that address carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired electric generating units by extending the deadline for state plan submission to EPA, extending the interim and final goals and prohibit the retirement of units before their engineering lifetime.

H0639

Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Existing Stationary Sources

11/12/15 - Introduced and referred to committee

Announces that the legislature finds the carbon rule to be a threat to the state economy. Prohibits submission of a state plan to the EPA until either Congress acts to regulate emissions from existing sources or the legal challenges to the rule are resolved.

S0838

Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Existing Stationary Sources

11/12/15 - Introduced and referred to committee

Announces that the legislature finds the carbon rule to be a threat to the state economy. Prohibits submission of a state plan to the EPA until either Congress acts to regulate emissions from existing sources or the legal challenges to the carbon rule are resolved.

H0949

Regulation of Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Fossil Fuel-Fired Electric Generating Units

4/1/15 - Passed committee

Urges Congress to direct EPA to revise its proposed regulations that address carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired electric generating units by extending the deadline for state plan submission to EPA, extending the interim and final goals and prohibit the retirement of units before their engineering lifetime.

S1076

Legislative Ratification

5/1/15 - Introduced and referred to committee

Requires the Department of Environmental Protection to submit a state plan for legislative approval before its submission to EPA, with certain exceptions.

H0849

Legislative Ratification/Department of Environmental Protection

4/28/15 - Introduced and referred to committee

Requires the Department of Environmental Protection to submit a state plan for legislative approval before its submission to EPA, with certain exceptions. Requires legislative ratification of other legally binding action of the executive branch of the state, including executive orders, policies or policy statements, guidance documents, and rulemaking related to section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act.


Action Taken

Governor

No Action

Attorney General

Joined Lawsuit

Bill

Title

Status

Summary

SB 311

Concerning utilities and the department of health and environment

2/8/2016 - Introduced

Requires the secretary of Health and Environment to conduct a public input process to seek a 2 year extension on filing a state plan without any binding commitments.

SR 449

United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); withdraw the proposed Clean Air Plan

3/31/15 - Passed Senate

Encourages the EPA to withdraw its proposed carbon rule.

HR 613

United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); withdraw the proposed Clean Air Plan

3/25/15 - Passed House

Encourages the EPA to withdraw its proposed carbon rule.


Action Taken

Governor

Intends to Submit

Attorney General

Joined Lawsuit

No Action

Action Taken

Governor

No Action

Attorney General

Supports EPA

No Action

Action Taken

Governor

Under Review

Attorney General

Not Joined Lawsuit

No Action

Action Taken

Governor

Under Review

Attorney General

Supports EPA

Bill

Title

Status

Summary

SB 569

A bill for an act to amend the Indiana Code concerning environmental law

1/20/15 - Introduced and referred to committee

Provides that, in response to the Federal Environmental Protection Agency Clean Power Plan regulatory activity, the Governor and Attorney General shall take appropriate steps to protect the state's sovereignty and police power authority in light of the designed federalism under the federal Clean Air Act.

HB 1290

A bill for an act to amend the Indiana Code concerning environmental law

1/13/15 - Introduced and referred to committee

States that all regulations imposed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency before, on, or after July 1, 2015, are void in Indiana. Provides that the Department of Environmental Management shall provide environmental protection for the citizens of Indiana. States that all laws and funding appropriations concerning environmental protection shall be determined through passage or an enrolled act by the General Assembly.


Action Taken

Governor

Stopping Work

Attorney General

Joined Lawsuit

Bill

Title

Status

Summary

SF 343

A bill for an act regarding the nullification of regulations of the United States Environmental Protection Agency in this state.

3/2/15 - Introduced and referred to committee

Imposes preconditions before SIP


Action Taken

Governor

Under Review

Attorney General

Supports EPA

Bill

Title

Status

Summary

SB 318

Kansas Electric Transmission Authority Act

6/1/2016 - Signed into Law

the bill suspends all state agency activities, studies, and investigations that are
in furtherance of the preparation of an initial submittal, or the evaluation of any options for the
submission of a final state plan pursuant to the EPA's Power Plan.

SB 417

Concerning utilities and the department of health and environment

2/8/2016 - Introduced

Requires the secretary of Health and Environment to conduct a public input process to seek a 2 year extension on filing a state plan without any binding commitments.

HB 2233

Electric utilities and carbon dioxide emissions

5/28/15 - Enacted

Requires legislative review and input of a state plan. Authorizes the secretary of Health and Environment to develop and submit a state plan to EPA. Requires statutory authority for the state to participate in an organized carbon trading market. Before developing a state plan, the secretary must hold a joint hearing with the state Corporation Commission and conduct a joint investigation.

SB 151

Electric utilities and carbon dioxide emissions

3/5/15 - Introduced and referred to committee

Authorizes the secretary of Health and Environment to develop and submit a state plan to EPA. Requires statutory authority for the state to participate in an organized carbon trading market. Before developing a state plan, the secretary must hold a joint hearing with the state Corporation Commission and conduct a joint investigation. Establishes a Clean Power Plan Implementation Study Committee. Requires the committee’s approval of a state plan.


Action Taken

Governor

Under Review

Attorney General

Joined Lawsuit

Bill

Title

Status

Summary

HB 388

An act relating to best system emission reduction for existing electric generating units.

4/2/14 - Enacted

Authorizes the Energy and Environment Cabinet to 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. Allows for flexibility in meeting federal greenhouse gas standards through alternative standards or compliance schedules. Establishes that any plan or performance standard for existing fossil-fuel generating units has no legal effect if EPA does not issue federal rules or guidelines for regulating carbon dioxide emissions from existing electric generating units or if the rules are withdrawn or invalidated by a court of competent jurisdiction.


Action Taken

Governor

Intends to Submit

Attorney General

Joined Lawsuit

Bill

Title

Status

Summary

HCR 29

"A concurrent resolution to urge and request the United States Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw the
proposed guidelines for reducing carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel-fired power plants pursuant to Section 111(d) of the federal Clean Air Act"

6/10/15 - Enacted

Urges and requests the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw the proposed guidelines for reducing carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel-fired power plants pursuant to Section 111(d) of the federal Clean Air Act. Urges and requests that, in the event the Agency adopts the proposed guidelines, the Governor and the Attorney General use every means at their disposal, including taking legal action, to prevent the guidelines from being implemented. 

SB 650

Louisiana Carbon Dioxide Emission Fossil Fuel-Fired Electrical Generating Units Control Act

6/18/14 - Enacted

Creates the "Louisiana Carbon Dioxide Emission Fuel-Fired Electrical Generating Unit Control Act." Authorizes the Department of Environmental Quality to 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. Standards will be based on adequately demonstrated technology, efficiency, achievable means and other factors. Allows for flexibility in meeting federal greenhouse gas standards through alternative standards or compliance schedules.


Action Taken

Governor

Not Sending Plan

Attorney General

Joined Lawsuit

No Action

Action Taken

Governor

Under Review

Attorney General

Supports EPA

No Action

Action Taken

Governor

Under Review

Attorney General

Supports EPA

No Action

Action Taken

Governor

No Action

Attorney General

Supports EPA

Bill

Title

Status

Summary

SR 53

A resolution to memorialize the President of the United States, the United States Congress, and the United States Environmental Protection Agency to abandon the promulgation of currently proposed carbon emission reduction regulations that would lead to an unnecessary and drastic increase in the cost of electricity for the people of the state of Michigan.

5/13/15 - Introduced and referred to committee

"A resolution to memorialize the President of the United States, the United States Congress,
and the United States Environmental Protection Agency to abandon the promulgation of currently
proposed carbon emission reduction regulations that would lead to an unnecessary and drastic
increase in the cost of electricity for the people of the state of Michigan.

SCR 13

A concurrent resolution to memorialize the President of the United States, the United States Congress, and the United States Environmental Protection Agency to abandon the promulgation of currently proposed carbon emission reduction regulations that would lead to an unnecessary and drastic increase in the cost of electricity for the people of the state of Michigan.

5/13/15 - Introduced and referred to committee

A concurrent resolution to memorialize the President of the United States, the United States Congress, and the United States Environmental Protection Agency to abandon the promulgation of currently proposed carbon emission reduction regulations that would lead to an unnecessary and drastic increase in the cost of electricity for the people of the state of Michigan.

SB 439

Environmental protection; air pollution; state greenhouse gas plan; require submission to legislature a specified period before submission to federal government.

9/9/15 - Introduced and referred to committee

Prohibits the Governor or the Department of Natural Resources from submitting a state implementation plan to the EPA without first sending the plan to both the Michigan State Senate and the House of Representatives, and at least 18 session days or 42 calendar days elapse.

SB 465

Environmental protection; air pollution; greenhouse gas plan; require the department of environmental quality to submit to legislature and provide for legislative disapproval.

9/9/15 - Introduced and referred to committee

Prohibits the Governor or the Department of Natural Resources from submitting a state implementation plan to the EPA without first sending the plan and accompanying study to both the Michigan State Senate and the House of Representatives. Further allows the Michigan Legislature to disapprove of the state plan within thirty days of initial receipt. Additionally, no state plan may be submitted until any and all legal challenges to the final rule are resolved.


Action Taken

Governor

Stopping Work

Attorney General

Joined Lawsuit

Bill

Title

Status

Summary

SF 3191

Clean power plan for existing power plants legislative approval requirements for state plan

3/24/2016 - Introduced and referred to committee

Prohibits the commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency from submitting a state plan unless the plan has been approved by state law.

SF 231

Clean power plan for existing power plants proposed rule compliance legislative approval requirement

1/21/15 - Introduced and referred to committee

States that the commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency may not submit a plan to the EPA to comply with the proposed carbon rule unless the plan has been approved by state law.


Action Taken

Governor

Intends to Submit

Attorney General

Supports EPA

Bill

Title

Status

Summary

SC 637

A concurrent resolution urging the federal administration to withdraw and reconsider the proposed Clean Power Plan; supporting the comments submitted to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by the MississIppi Department of Environmental quality (MDEQ), and the Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC) on the Clean Power Plan; Encouraging Congress and the President of the United States to enact legislation delaying implementation of the final Clean Power Plan until certain criteria are met; and for related issues.

4/14/15 - Enacted

Encourages the EPA to withdraw its proposed carbon rule.


Action Taken

Governor

Not Sending Plan

Attorney General

Joined Lawsuit

Bill

Title

Status

Summary

HCR 69

Encourages attorney general to take all necessary legal actions to prevent unlawful obligations under the Clean Power Plan

2/24/2016 - Passed House

Urges Missouri's attorney general to take all necessary legal actions to prevent unlawful obligations imposed by the carbon rule on states, electricity providers, businesses and citizens.

HB 2543

Requires the department of natural resources to immediately suspend all activity related to the Clean Power Plan

2/11/2016- Introduced

The department of natural resources and any other agency in the state will suspend all activity related to the Carbon Rule until litigation regarding the implementation of the rule has been fully adjudicated. The general assembly must approve resumption of any activity by concurrent resolution.

HB 2514

Prohibits the department of natural resources from submitting or implementing a state plan for purposes of compliance with the Clean Power Plan

2/9/2016 - Introduced

Prohibits the department of natural resources from submitting a state plan compliant with the requirements of the carbon rule. Directs the commission to request a single extension to submit a state plan in 2018 and preempts any unilateral executive action relating to compliance with the carbon rule.

HB 1470

Creates the "Interstate Power Compact"

2/2/2016 - Introduced and referred to committee

The Interstate Power Compact is multi-state agreement that protects members from the carbon rule. States pledge not to submit any filing in partial or complete fulfillment of the state plan requirements unless (1) emission limits are inside the physical boundaries of electrical generating units, and (2) the Supreme Court finds the carbon rule legally valid or refused to grant certiorari of such an opinion of the DC Court of Appeals.

HB 1967

Requires electrical corporations to track costs for complying with the Clean Power Plan and itemize such costs on customer bills

1/28/2016 - Introduced and referred to committee

Requires electrical corporations to itemize the costs of complying with the carbon rule on customer bills.

SB 687

Requires electrical corporations to track costs for complying with the Clean Power Plan and itemize such costs on customer bills

1/11/2016 - Introduced and referred to committee

Requires electrical corporations to itemize the costs of complying with the carbon rule on customer bills.

SB 142

Requires the Department of Natural Resources to take certain actions when submitting certain plans the Environmental Protection Agency

9/16/15 - Veto Overridden

Requires the Department of Natural Resources, and its respective commissions, to prepare a regulatory impact report and submit the report in addition to the proposed state implementation plan, to the Governor, the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives one calendar month prior to state implementation plan submission to the Environmental Protection Agency.

HB 1631

Requires the Air Conservation Commission to develop emissions standards through a unit-by-unit analysis of each carbon dioxide generation plant within the state

7/7/14 - Enacted

Authorizes the Air Conservation Commission to develop emissions standards for generating plants on a case-by-case basis by considering a number of factors, including the useful life of existing affected sources and commercially available and economically feasible technology. Allows for flexibility in meeting federal greenhouse gas standards through alternative standards or compliance schedules. Clarifies the commission's legal authority to carry out state implementation plans with emission standards and compliance schedules.

HCR 50

Prohibits the public service commission and state agencies from using state money to implement EPA rules and guidelines

4/28/15 - Enacted

Urges the withdrawal of a proposed federal rule regarding carbon pollution emission guidelines for existing stationary sources.

HCR 32

Strongly urges the withdrawal of a proposed federal rule regarding carbon pollution emission guidelines for existing stationary sources

4/28/15 - Enacted

Urges the withdrawal of a proposed federal rule regarding carbon pollution emission guidelines for existing stationary sources.

HB 835

Requires the Department of Natural Resources to prepare a regulatory impact report when submitting a state implementation plan to the Environmental Protection Agency

4/14/15 - Introduced and referred to committee

Requires legislative approval of a state plan before its submission to EPA. Requires the department to submit any state implementation plan for submission, to prepare a regulatory impact report and submit both items to the governor, the president pro temp of the Senate and the speaker of the House of Representatives before submitting the plan to EPA.


Action Taken

Governor

Under Review

Attorney General

Joined Lawsuit

No Action

Action Taken

Governor

Stopped All Planning

Attorney General

Joined Lawsuit

Bill

Title

Status

Summary

LB 583

Require a State Energy Plan

5/29/15 - Introduced and referred to committee

Requires the State Energy Office to establish an integrated State Energy Plan by December 31, 2015. Authorizes the Office to (1) organize technical and working committees of individuals representing public and nonpublic entities with expertise in energy development and responsibilities to Nebraska residents as consumers of energy to assist in the creation and updates of the plan; and (2) organize an advisory committee of individuals with diverse energy-related interests.

LB 469

Provide procedures and reporting requirements relating to a state plan on carbon dioxide emissions, require a strategic state energy plan, and provide requirements for meteorological evaluation towers

5/28/15 - Enacted

Requires the Department of Environmental Quality to submit an impact report and hold a public hearing on the development of a state plan. Requires the department to submit the state plan and the impact report to the Legislature.


Action Taken

Governor

Under Review

Attorney General

Joined Lawsuit

Bill

Title

Status

Summary

SB 438

Provides for the development and implementation of a state emissions plan to reduce certain carbon dioxide emissions.

4/11/15 - Introduced and referred to committee

Requires legislative approval of a state plan before its submission to EPA. Requires the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to prepare an impact report in conjunction with a state plan and to distribute the report to various state entities and electric utilities. Requires the department to hold a hearing. Requires the department to submit the state plan to the legislature.


Action Taken

Governor

Intends to Submit

Attorney General

Not Joined Lawsuit

No Action

Action Taken

Governor

Continuing Planning

Attorney General

Supports EPA

No Action

Action Taken

Governor

Under Review

Attorney General

Joined Lawsuit

No Action

Action Taken

Governor

Intends to Submit

Attorney General

Supports EPA

No Action

Action Taken

Governor

Intends to Submit

Attorney General

Supports EPA

Bill

Title

Status

Summary

H 571

Judicial Review of EPA Clean Power Plan

7/22/15 - Passed Senate

Prohibits any state agency or commission from designing or developing a State Implementation Plan for compliance with the EPA's carbon regulation for existing power sources until all legal challenges to the rule have been resolved.


Action Taken

Governor

Under Review

Attorney General

Joined Lawsuit

Bill

Title

Status

Summary

SB 2372

Provides for a legislative management study of environmental protection agency regulations regarding carbon dioxide emissions for new and existing electric generation units.

3/25/15 - Enacted

The bill provides for a study of the EPA regulations regarding carbon dioxide emissions for new and existing electric generation units.

HCR 3024

A concurrent resolution urging the federal government to refrain from enacting regulations that threaten the reliability and affordability of electric power in the Northern Great Plains.

4/8/15 - Enacted

Urges the federal government to refrain from enacting regulations that threaten the reliability and affordability of electric power in the Northern Great Plains, including requirements for coal-fired power plants that are not achievable with current technology. Supports the efforts of the lignite industry to challenge federal regulations and develop new technology.


Action Taken

Governor

Under Review

Attorney General

Joined Lawsuit

Bill

Title

Status

Summary

HCR 29

To oppose the United States Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan.

1/27/2016 - Reported out of committee

States the Ohio General Assembly's opposition to the carbon rule.

HB 349

Requires Ohio's EPA to submit any state plan to the General Assembly

10/7/15 - Introduced and referred to committee

Requires the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency to submit any state plan governing carbon dioxide emissions to the General Assembly. Any plan must be approved by the General Assembly. If disapproved, the Agency may revise their plan, but it must also be approved by the General Assembly.


Action Taken

Governor

Under Review

Attorney General

Joined Lawsuit

Bill

Title

Status

Summary

SB 1379

Prohibiting DEQ from adopting certain rules relating to federal Clean Power Plan

3/10/2016 - Passed Senate

Prohibits the Department of Environmental Quality from developing a state implementation plan unless required by the Attorney General or a court of competent jurisdiction in addition to written authority by the Governor.

SB 676

Oklahoma Clean Air Act state compliance plan

5/1/15 - Vetoed

Requires the Department of Environmental Quality to submit the state plan to the attorney general. Establishes provisions for the attorney general’s recommendations of the state plan to the governor and the legislature. Authorizes the legislature to approve or disapprove of a state plan.


Action Taken

Governor

Not Sending Plan

Attorney General

Joined Lawsuit

No Action

Action Taken

Governor

Intends to Submit

Attorney General

Supports EPA

Bill

Title

Status

Summary

HB 1327

An act relating to the finances of the State government

3/25/16 - Vetoed

Allows the state House or Senate to disapprove of a state compliance plan developed by the Department of Environmental Protection.

HB 2354

Requiring the Department of Environmental Protection to receive approval from the General Assembly for a State plan to regulate carbon dioxide emissions for existing stationary sources prior to submitting the State plan to the United States Environmental Protection Agency for approval

10/22/14 - Enacted

Requires the Department of Environmental Protection to receive approval from the General Assembly for a state plan to regulate carbon dioxide emissions for existing stationary sources prior to submitting the state plan to the EPA for approval. Determines actions the Department of Environmental Protection must take for developing a state implementation plan for carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. Revises the process for the legislature to approve a state implementation, where each chamber is no longer required to submit a concurrent resolution, merely a resolution, approving the implementation plan.


Action Taken

Governor

Intends to Submit

Attorney General

Not Joined Lawsuit

No Action

Action Taken

Governor

No Action

Attorney General

Supports EPA

Bill

Title

Status

Summary

H 3570

A concurrent resolution to memorialize the Department of Health and environmental control and the South Carolina Public Service Commission to adopt policies that preserve environmental quality under the Clean Air Act while refusing to implement a Clean Power State Implementation Plan.

2/11/15 - Introduced and referred to committee

Urges the Department of Health and Environmental Control and the Public Service Commission to adopt policies that preserve environmental quality under the Clean Air Act while refusing to implement a Clean Power State Implementation Plan.

H 3707

Clean Air Act

3/4/15 - Introduced and referred to committee

Urges the Department of Health and Environmental Control and the Public Service Commission to adopt policies that preserve environmental quality under the Clean Air Act while refusing to implement a Clean Power State Implementation Plan.


Action Taken

Governor

No Action

Attorney General

Joined Lawsuit

Bill

Title

Status

Summary

HCR 1005

Urging the federal government to refrain from enacting regulations that threaten the reliability and affordability of electric power in the northern great plains.

2/16/2016 -Enacted

Urges the EPA to refrain from finalizing regulations that threaten affordable, reliable electricity.


Action Taken

Governor

No Action

Attorney General

Joined Lawsuit

Action Taken

Governor

Under Review

Attorney General

Joined Lawsuit

Bill

Title

Status

Summary

HB 868

"Amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 43
and Title 68, relative to state plans to implement
Section 111(d) guidelines.

5/18/15 - (companion to SB 1325)

Requires legislative approval of a state plan to implement Section 111(d) of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) guidelines before the plan can be submitted to the EPA.

SB 1325

Amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 43
and Title 68, relative to state plans to implement
Section 111(d) guidelines.


5/18/15 - Enacted

Requires a detailed study of impacts of 111(d) on (jobs, tax revenues, electric costs to low income and business, etc.). The research will be performed by the Tenn. Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Research (TACIR). Results will be reported to the legislature.


Action Taken

Governor

Under Review

Attorney General

Not Joined Lawsuit

Bill

Title

Status

Summary

SB 1404

Relating to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, emissions, state sovereignty and certain actions taken by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

3/18/15 - Introduced and referred to committee

Establishes notification provisions by the Commission on Environmental Quality to the governor, the lieutenant governor and the speaker of the House regarding EPA regulations, permits, state emissions plans and other actions. Defends the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan. Requires to commission to develop an impact report on costs and benefits before developing any state plan.

SB 1432

"Relating to prohibiting the implementation in this state of any
federal greenhouse gas emissions regulatory program.

3/18/15 - Introduced and referred to committee

Establishes that a state agency may not implement or adopt rules that would implement a greenhouse gas emissions regulatory program required by federal statute or agency rule. Defines "greenhouse gas emissions regulatory program" as an arrangement under which a greenhouse gas emissions source is required to account for or report greenhouse gas emissions. Specifies that the term includes a market-based compliance mechanism.

SB 1761

Relating to the authority and obligation of this state to comply with and implement a Clean Power Plan

3/24/15 - Introduced and referred to committee

Prohibits state agencies from developing a state plan until all legal challenges have been resolved. Requires legislative approval before submitting a plan to EPA. Requires the Commission on Environmental Quality to develop a customer impact report and to submit the report to the legislature. Requires the Public Utility Commission and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to certify the plan meets reliability standards. Requires the commission and the Public Utility Commission to develop a memorandum of understanding regarding duties, responsibilities and functions. Establishes a reliability safety valve and provisions for retiring generating units and rate increases.

HB 3450

Relating to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, emissions, state sovereignty and a certain actions taken by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

4/28/15 - Introduced and referred to committee

Establishes notification provisions by the Commission on Environmental Quality to the governor, the lieutenant governor and the speaker of the House regarding EPA regulations, permits, state emissions plans and other actions. Defends the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan. Requires to commission to develop an impact report on costs and benefits before developing any state plan.

HB 3590

Relating to the adoption of state rules and the submission of the state implementation plan to comply with certain rules under Section 111(d) of the federal Clean Air Act.

4/28/15 - Introduced and referred to committee

The Public Utility Commission or another state agency may not finally adopt a rule or submit a state implementation plan to comply with the United States Environmental Protection Agency's rules under Section 111(d) of the federal Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. Section 7411) if those federal rules give the Environmental Protection Agency authority to regulate a person, entity, or activity that it did not regulate on January 1, 2015.

SCR 27

Expressing opposition to EPA-proposed guidelines regarding carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired power plants under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act.

5/5/15 - Introduced and referred to committee

Opposes to EPA-proposed guidelines regarding carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired power plants under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act.


Action Taken

Governor

Not Sending Plan

Attorney General

Joined Lawsuit

Bill

Title

Status

Summary

HJR 19

Joint Resolution Supporting Utah's Response to the EPA's Clean Power Plan

3/12/15 - Introduced and referred to committee

Supports the state of Utah's response to Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan that requests EPA to withdraw its proposal.


Attorney General

Governor

Stopping Work

Attorney General

Joined Lawsuit

No Action

Action Taken

Governor

No Action

Attorney General

Supports EPA

Bill

Title

Status

Summary

HB 30

Blocks funding to create a state implementation plan

4/20/2016 - Vetoed

Prohibits the Department of Environmental Quality from using funding to prepare or submit a state implementation plan.

HB 2

Clean Power Plan; state implementation plan, General Assembly approval

3/1/2016 - Vetoed

Requires the Department of Environmental Quality to receive approval from the General Assembly for a state plan to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from existing stationary sources prior to submitting the state plan to the EPA for approval.

SB 1349

Amend and reenact §56-599 of the Code of Virginia, relating to electric utility regulation; suspension of regulatory reviews of utility earnings; integrated resource plan schedule.

2/24/15 - Enacted

Requires that each electric utility shall file an updated integrated resource plan that measures the effect of current and pending state and federal environmental regulations upon the continued operation of existing electric generation facilities or options for construction of new electric generation facilities; and the most cost effective means of complying with current and pending state and federal environmental regulations, including compliance options to minimize effects on customer rates of such regulations.

SB 21

Clean Power Plan; state implementation plan; General Assembly approval

3/1/2016 - Vetoed

Requires the Department of Environmental Quality to receive approval from the General Assembly for a state plan to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from existing stationary sources prior to submitting the state plan to the EPA for approval.


Action Taken

Governor

Intends to Submit

Attorney General

Supports EPA

No Action None

Action Taken

Governor

Intends to Submit

Attorney General

Supports EPA

Bill

Title

Status

Summary

SB 691

Modifying certain air pollution standards

3/23/16 - Enacted

Prohibits the Department of Environmental Protection from submitting a state implementation plan unless approved by the legislature.

HB 2004

Providing a procedure for the development of a state plan under section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act

3/4/15 - Enacted

Requires legislative approval of a state plan before submission to EPA. Requires the Department of Environmental Protection to submit a report to the legislature examining the feasibility of EPA regulations. If the department determines a state plan is feasible, the department must submit the state plan to the legislature and publish the report and any proposed plan on its website.

SB 4

Relating to development of state plan under Clean Air Act

1/28/15 - (companion to HB 2004)

Requires legislative approval of a state plan before submission to EPA. Requires the Department of Environmental Protection to submit a report to the legislature examining the feasibility of EPA regulations. If the department determines a state plan is feasible, the department must submit the state plan to the legislature and publish the report and any proposed plan on its website. Requires unit-specific standards for generating units and authorizes flexibility in standards.


Action Taken

Governor

Not Sending Plan

Attorney General

Joined Lawsuit

Bill

Title

Status

Summary

AB 8

Regarding implementation of rules by state agencies

5/27/2011 - Enacted

Protects state from federal regulations by preventing state agencies from acting outside current authority from the state legislature without a change in law.

SB 168

Various changes regarding administrative rules and rule-making procedures; time limits for emergency rules; and making an appropriation

5/21/15 - Introduced and referred to committee

Increases legislative oversight of proposed rules costing more than $10 million in implementation and compliance costs to businesses and localities.


Action Taken

Governor

Stopping Work

Attorney General

Joined Lawsuit

Bill

Title

Status

Summary

SF 3035

An amendment blocking the Department of Environmental Quality from using appropriated funds to enforce the Carbon rule.

3/4/16 - Enacted

Blocks funds from being used by the Department of Environmental Quality on the development of a state implementation plan.

SJ 0001

A joint resolution to respect the primacy of Wyoming in developing guidelines for regulating carbon dioxide emissions.

3/7/14 - Enacted

A joint resolution requesting Congress to require the federal Environmental Protection Agency to respect the primacy of Wyoming in developing guidelines for regulating carbon dioxide emissions.


Action Taken

Governor

Under Review

Attorney General

Joined Lawsuit