Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS) introduced legislation (S. 3529) September 11 to amend the Clean Air Act to clarify a certain provision relating to the prevention of accidental releases.

Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) introduced legislation (S. 3531) September 12 to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase, expand, and extend the credit for hydrogen-related alternative fuel vehicle refueling property and to increase the investment credit for more efficient fuel cells.

The same day, Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and John Hoeven (R-ND) introduced legislation (S. 3535) to direct the Secretary of Energy to establish a pilot program to award grants to nonprofit organizations to retrofit their buildings with energy efficiency improvements. The measure appropriates $50 million annually through 2016.

Representatives Jerry McNerney (D-CA) and Jim Costa (D-CA) introduced legislation (H.R. 6378) to provide for the designation of, and the award of grant with respect to, air and health quality empowerment zones.

Representatives John Larson (D-CT) and Paul Tonko (D-NY) introduced legislation (H.R. 6384) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase, expand, and extend the credit for hydrogen-related alternative fuel vehicle refueling property and to increase the investment credit for more efficient fuel cells.

Representatives Jim Gerlach (R-PA) and Richard Neal (D-MA) introduced legislation (H.R. 6398) September 13 to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify and extend the credit for nonbusiness energy property.