• On June 3, Senators Mark Udall (D-CO) and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced S. 1084, the Streamlining Energy Efficiency for Schools Act. The bill would promote energy efficiency in schools and would streamline federal energy efficiency initiatives by placing the Department of Energy as the lead on school efficiency measures.
  • Representative David McKinley (R-WV) introduced H.R. 2218, the Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013. The bipartisan bill, introduced with 35 cosponsors, would create a coal ash management program at the state level.
  • On June 4, Representative Doc Hastings (R-WA) introduced H.R. 2231, the Offshore Energy and Jobs Act. The bill would expand exploration and energy production on the Outer Continental Shelf.
  • Representative Eliot Engel (D-NY) introduced H.R. 2242, a bill to promote natural gas, flexible fuel, and high-efficiency motor vehicles at the state and local level.
  • Representative Tim Walz (D-MN) and four Democratic cosponsors introduced H.R. 2256, a bill to improve the coordination of refinery outages by requiring refineries to report maintenance schedules to the Department of Energy. The bill mirrors S. 1073, introduced by Senators Al Franken (D-MN), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and John Hoeven (R-ND).
  • On June 5, Representatives Gene Green (D-TX), John Culberson (R-TX), and Mike Doyle (D-PA) introduced H.R. 2267, a bill to make the United States exclusively liable for certain damage claims resulting from the inclusion of ethanol in transportation fuel.
  • On June 6, Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) introduced S. 1100, the North American Alternative Fuels Act. The bill would repeal Section 526 of the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act, which prevents the government from purchasing alternative fuels with greater greenhouse gas lifecycle emissions than traditional fuel.
  • Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Richard Burr (R-NC) introduced S. 1103, a bill that equalizes the excise tax on liquefied natural gas with the energy equivalent of diesel.
  • Representative Cory Gardner (R-CO) introduced H.R. 2279, a bill that would eliminate deadlines under the Solid Waste Disposal Act and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act for disposing solid waste. The legislation would allow the Environmental Protection Agency to review the Solid Waste Disposal Act and update it every three years.
  • Representatives Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) and Bruce Braley (D-IA) introduced H.R. 2290, the Rural Energy Investment Act. The bill would provide approximately $1.3 billion in mandatory funding to Farm Bill energy programs over the next five years.
  • Representative Gary Peters (MI) introduced H.R. 2298, a bill that would require the Secretary of Health and Human Services in conjunction with the Environmental Protection Agency Administrator to study the impact of petroleum coke, a byproduct of oil sands, on public health.