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Proposes framework for capping CO2 emissions from the combustion of the fossil component of finished motor gasoline and on-road diesel fuel in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. 

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Nov 30 2019
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Oct 1 2019
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Transportation Climate Initiative of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States

Allows large power users in North Carolina to purchase a limited amount of renewable energy from third-party renewable providers.  

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Oct 1 2019
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North Carolina Utility Commission

Revokes California's authority to impose stricter GHG emissions standards on cars and light duty trucks than those imposed by the federal government. 

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Sep 27 2019
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Allows California ISO, which operates the electric power grid in California, authority to pull in power sources outside of the state on a "reliability must run" basis to address "any reliability need," giving the ISO broader access to non-renewable power plants otherwise being phased out in California. 

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Sep 27 2019
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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

Provides guidelines for when and under what regulatory frameworks the FDA will regulate the use of certain clinical decision support software.

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Dec 26 2019
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Sep 27 2019
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Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Replaces federal gasoline tax with a multi-sector carbon tax as source of funding for federal highway infrastructure spending.  

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Sep 26 2019
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House of Representatives

Requires the regulation of the use of automated software programs that impersonate human activity on social media.

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Sep 26 2019
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House of Representatives

Authorizes the National Institutes of Health to grant awards supporting researchers focused on pediatric research.

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Sep 26 2019
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House of Representatives

Provides funding to support grid-scale energy storage research and development and improve the efficiency of the electrical grid.

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Sep 25 2019
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Senate

Bipartisan bill that directs the Department of Energy (DOE) to establish a program for capturing CO2 produced during  generation of electric power from natural gas.

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Sep 25 2019
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Senate

Bipartisan bill that promotes the use of energy efficiency technologies in the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors of the US economy.

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Sep 25 2019
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Senate

Presents a literature analysis of new nanomaterials and how they might fit within current definitions and guidelines for nanomaterial regulation in the European Union.

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Sep 25 2019
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European Union Observatory for Nanomaterials (EUON)

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