Tom Lantos on Energy and the Environment

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Voting Record

Renewable Fuels, Consumer Protection, and Energy Efficiency Act of 2007

Among other things, the Renewable Fuels, Consumer Protection, and Energy Efficiency Act of 2007 removed oil & gas exploration subsidies. The bill passed the House in January '); echo('and passed the Senate in June. In the House, the bill was supported by almost all Democrats and opposed by a majority of Republicans. It passed with a 264-163 vote Tom Lantos voted in favor of the Renewable Fuels, Consumer Protection, and Energy Efficiency Act of 2007.

Tom Lantos voted in favor of the Renewable Fuels, Consumer Protection, and Energy Efficiency Act of 2007.

No Oil Producing and Exporting Cartels Act of 2007 or NOPEC

The No Oil Producing and Exporting Cartels Act of 2007 or NOPEC. The bill Amends the Sherman Act to declare it to be illegal and a violation of the Act for any foreign state or instrumentality thereof to act collectively or in combination with any other foreign state or any other person, whether by cartel or any other association or form of cooperation or joint action, to limit the production or distribution of oil, natural gas, or any other petroleum product (petroleum), to set or maintain the price of petroleum, or to otherwise take any action in restraint of trade for petroleum, when such action has a direct, substantial, and reasonably foreseeable effect on the market, supply, price, or distribution of petroleum in the United States. The bill was not brought up in the US Senate, but passed the House in a 345-72 vote. Tom Lantos voted in favor of the NOPEC Act.

Tom Lantos voted in favor of the NOPEC Act.

Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003

The Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003 dealt with reducing the amount of hazardous fuel on federal land, watershed forestry assistance, a healthy forests reserve program, and other items. '); echo('The bill passed the House 256-170 Tom Lantos voted against the Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003.

Tom Lantos voted against the Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003.

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

Session-110; Bill Number-H R 1506; Fuel Economy Reform Act - Cosponsor

To increase fuel economy standards for automobiles, and for other purposes.

Session-110; Bill Number-H R 1590; Safe Climate Act of 2007 - Cosponsor

To reduce greenhouse gas emissions and protect the climate.

Session-110; Bill Number-H R 987; Rebates and Renewable Energy - Cosponsor

Encouraging Americans to join others across the country in using their rebate checks to invest in renewable energy and energy-efficient products and services in order to save money, stimulate the economy, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Session-110; Bill Number-H R 3220; New Direction for Energy Independence, National Security, and Consumer Protection Act - Cosponsor

Moving the United States toward greater energy independence and security, developing innovative new technologies, reducing carbon emissions, creating green jobs, protecting consumers, increasing clean renewable energy production, and modernizing our energy infrastructure.

Session-110; Bill Number-H R 670; Dependence Reduction through Innovation in Vehicles and Energy Act or DRIVE Act - Cosponsor

To promote the national security and stability of the United States economy by reducing the dependence of the United States on foreign oil through the use of alternative fuels and new vehicle technologies, and for other purposes.

Session-110; Bill Number-H R 2758; Northern California Ocean and Coastal Protection Act - Cosponsor

To permanently prohibit oil and gas leasing off the coast of Mendocino, Humboldt, and Del Norte Counties in the State of California, and for other purposes.

Session-107; Bill Number-H Con Res 70; Population Reduction - Cosponsor

Expresses the sense of Congress that the United States should develop, promote, and implement domestic and international policies to: (1) create a sustainable balance between the world's human population and the natural environment; and (2) slow rapid global population growth by voluntary means consistent with human rights and individual conscience.

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