2011 Scorecard Vote
House Energy & Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) crafted H.R. 910, the so-called Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011, to legislatively repeal a scientific finding by the EPA that greenhouse gases endanger human health and the environment, to permanently block the EPA from regulating greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act, and to undermine fuel economy standards. This harmful bill would jeopardize public health and the environment, and increase the nation's dangerous dependence on oil. On April 7, the House passed H.R. 910 by a vote of 255-172 (House roll call vote 249). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. Just one day earlier, on April 6, the Senate rejected four amendments to weaken, delay, or block the EPA's ability to reduce greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act, including the McConnell amendment (Senate roll call vote 54) that was identical to H.R. 910. At the end of 2011, the EPA's ability to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act remained firmly intact.