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13-H1154 on Mar 14, 2013

Bill Sponsorship: BREATHE Act
Source: H.R.1154
Congressional Summary:This Act may be cited as the 'Bringing Reductions to Energy's Airborne Toxic Health Effects Act' or the BREATHE Act.
  • Repeals the exemption for aggregation of emissions from oil and gas sources (CAA section 112(n) paragraph 4).
  • Considers hydrogen sulfide as a hazardous air pollutant, including oil and gas wells as sources of hydrogen sulfide.

Proponent's argument for bill: (StopTheFrackAttack.org, July 2012 BREATHE Act Fact Sheet):

The BREATHE Act would close two exemptions in the Clean Air Act (CAA) that threaten the health of communities wrestling with oil and gas production in their backyard. The CAA established limits for major pollution sources; smaller sources of pollutants that are controlled by a single operator, located close to each other, are "aggregated" and considered as one source of emissions. Unfortunately, the CAA exempts oil and gas wells from aggregation. The BREATHE Act would apply the CAA to oil & gas production.

A 1993 EPA Report to Congress on Hydrogen Sulfide Air Emissions Associated with the Extraction of Oil and Natural Gas clear


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 8. Question 8: EPA regulations are too restrictive Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Environment
  • Headline: Sponsored tightening restrictions on hydrogen sulfide emissions (Score: 1)
  • Headline 2: Tighten restrictions on hydrogen sulfide emissions (Score: 1)

    Participating counts on AmericansElect question 8.
  • Headline: Sponsored tightening restrictions on hydrogen sulfide emissions (Answer: B)
  • Headline 2: Tighten restrictions on hydrogen sulfide emissions (Answer: B)
  • AmericansElect Quiz Question 8 on Environment: Which of the following statements comes closest to your personal view?
    • A: Natural resources exist for the benefit of humanity
    • B: Natural resources exist for the benefit of humanity, but should be somewhat protected
    • C: Natural resources should be mostly protected, but also exist for the benefit of humanity
    • D: Natural resources exist on their own and should be completely protected
    • E: Unsure


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  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 13-H1154

Earl Blumenauer s1oOregon DemocratMar 14, 2013
Michael Capuano s1oMA Former Democratic Primary Senate Challenger (2009)Mar 14, 2013
Matt Cartwright s1oPennsylvania DemocratMar 14, 2013
Judy Chu s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 14, 2013
Yvette Clarke s1oNew York DemocratJun 3, 2013
Steve Cohen s1oTennessee DemocratApr 11, 2013
Gerry Connolly s1oVirginia DemocratMar 14, 2013
Elijah Cummings s1oMaryland DemocratApr 24, 2013
Peter Defazio s1oOregon DemocratApr 25, 2013
Donna Edwards s1oMaryland Democrat (retiring 2016)Mar 14, 2013
Keith Ellison s1oMinnesota DemocratMar 14, 2013
Anna Eshoo s1oCalifornia DemocratApr 25, 2013
Sam Farr s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 14, 2013
Alan Grayson s1oFL Democratic Senate candidateMay 9, 2013
Raul Grijalva s1oArizona DemocratMar 14, 2013
Alcee Hastings s1oFlorida DemocratMar 14, 2013
Rush Holt s1oNew Jersey Democrat (retiring 2014)Mar 14, 2013
Mike Honda s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 14, 2013
Jared Huffman s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 14, 2013
Eddie Bernice Johnson s1oTexas DemocratMay 20, 2013
Bill Keating s1oMassachusetts DemocratMar 14, 2013
Annie Kuster s1oNew Hampshire DemocratJun 5, 2013
James Langevin s1oRhode Island DemocratMar 14, 2013
Barbara Lee s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 14, 2013
Zoe Lofgren s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 14, 2013
Alan Lowenthal s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 14, 2013
Nita Lowey s1oNew York DemocratMar 14, 2013
Carolyn Maloney s1oNew York Democrat/LiberalMar 14, 2013
Jim McDermott s1oWashington DemocratMar 14, 2013
Jim McGovern s1oMassachusetts DemocratJun 3, 2013
Grace Meng s1oNew York DemocratMar 14, 2013
James Moran s1oVirginia Democrat (retiring 2014)Mar 14, 2013
Jerrold Nadler s1oNew York Dem./Lib./Working-FamiliesMar 14, 2013
Eleanor Holmes Norton s1oDistrict of Columbia DemocratMar 14, 2013
Gary Peters s1oMI Democratic ChallengerMar 14, 2013
Scott Peters s1oCalifornia DemocratMay 15, 2013
Chellie Pingree s1oMaine DemocratMar 14, 2013
Mark Pocan s1oWisconsin DemocratMar 14, 2013
Jared Polis s2pColorado DemocratMar 14, 2013
David Eugene Price s1oNorth Carolina DemocratMar 14, 2013
Mike Quigley s1oIllinois DemocratMar 14, 2013
Charles Rangel s1oNew York Dem./Lib. (retiring 2016)Mar 15, 2013
John Sarbanes s1oMaryland DemocratMar 14, 2013
Jan Schakowsky s1oIllinois DemocratMar 14, 2013
Allyson Schwartz s1oPA Democratic ChallengerJun 13, 2013
Carol Shea-Porter s1oNew Hampshire DemocratJun 4, 2013
Louise Slaughter s1oNew York DemocratMar 14, 2013
David Adam Smith s1oWashington DemocratMar 14, 2013
Mark Takano s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 18, 2013
Paul Tonko s1oNew York DemocratMar 14, 2013
Niki Tsongas s1oMassachusetts DemocratMar 14, 2013
Chris Van Hollen s1oMaryland Democrat (retiring 2016)Mar 14, 2013



Republicans participating in 13-H1154



Independents participating in 13-H1154



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 52
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0


















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