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                     115TH CONGRESS                                      REPT. 115-999
                        2d Session     HOUSE   OF REPRESENTATIVES            Part 1







                             TRANSPARENCY AND HONESTY IN ENERGY
                                      REGULATIONS ACT OF 2017



                                      NOVEMBER 2, 2018.-Ordered to be printed



                      Mr.  BISHOP of Utah, from  the Committee  on Natural  Resources,
                                          submitted  the  following


                                              REPORT

                                                together with

                                           DISSENTING VIEWS

                                           [To accompany H.R. 3117]

                              [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

                      The  Committee   on Natural  Resources, to whom   was referred the
                    bill (H.R. 3117) to prohibit the Secretary  of Energy, the Adminis-
                    trator of the Environmental  Protection Agency, the Secretary  of the
                    Interior, and  the Chair  of the Council on  Environmental   Quality
                    from  considering the social cost of carbon, the social cost of meth-
                    ane, or  the social cost of nitrous oxide, in taking any action, and
                    for other  purposes, having  considered  the same,  report favorably
                    thereon  with  an  amendment and recommend that the bill as
                    amended   do pass.
                      The  amendment   is as follows:
                      Strike all after the enacting clause and insert the following:
                    SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
                      This Act may be cited as the Transparency and Honesty in Energy Regulations
                    Act of 2017.
                    SEC. 2. FINDINGS.
                      Congress finds that-
                         (1) as a tool to justify Federal actions by the Secretary of Energy, the Admin-
                         istrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, the Secretary of the Interior,
                         and the Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality to address greenhouse
                         gas emissions, including the regulation or prohibition of the exploration, mining,
                         production, and use of coal and other fossil fuels as energy sources, the social
                         cost of carbon, the social cost of methane, and the social cost of nitrous oxide
                         represent the hypothetical cost of 1 incremental ton of carbon dioxide, methane,
                         or nitrous oxide emissions in a given year;
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