Missed a week and still not too much going on. Here’s the roundup:
H.R.3692 : Lake Tahoe Restoration Act of 2015
–This bill provides environmental restoration activities and forest management activities in the Lake Tahoe Basin.
H.R.3748 : Carbon Pollution Transparency Act of 2015
–So this is actually kind of interesting. It requires the Director of the Congressional Budget Office to calculate a carbon score for each bill or resolution. EVERY BILL. From drilling in the Arctic (which isn’t happening anymore) to trying to defund Planned Parenthood, how much carbon is created.*
H.R.3760 : Offending Oil Polluters Act
–Would deny some tax benefits to polluters of waterways.
H.RES.472 : Expressing support for designation of the week of October 11, 2015, through October 17, 2015, as “Earth Science Week”.
–I usually don’t highlight resolutions but this one hits close to home as last week was Earth Science Week and we are an Earth and space society.**
*Likely to be used for more environmental- and energy-focused bills, but it does say all.
**It was also Sharing Science Week!