SR 448
Urges Congress to adopt multi-emission legislation
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3/3/2005 - Hearing Conducted S Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions & Ethics Committee
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Current Bill Summary

SR 448 - The resolution encourages a more streamlined approach to regulations governing air quality; lowering conflicts between state environmental policies, litigation, and creating a more efficient emission reduction strategy.

The resolution calls for the adoption of multi-emission legislation, such as the Clear Skies Act, to better combat emission reduction from nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, and mercury. The program should maintain and encourage a diverse fuel supply that will benefit states, local communities, consumers and manufacturers. The resolution calls for enforcement of the program, to the greatest extent necessary, to be born by the states.

The resolution voices support for the Clean Skies Act provided that the final version of the act does not contain a historical cap on carbon dioxide emissions.