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Revoke Carbon Dioxide Status As A Pollutant

Concerning a prohibition against classifying carbon dioxide as a pollutant.
2023 Regular Session
Natural Resources & Environment
Bill Summary

Section 1 of the bill makes legislative findings regarding the minimal negative effects of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere as a contributor to greenhouse gases in comparison to other, more harmful emissions. Section 2 prohibits the classification of carbon dioxide as a pollutant in the state and establishes that, notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, state statute, executive agency rules, and any regulations of local governments or other political subdivisions of the state must not include the regulation of carbon dioxide emissions as a pollutant. Any portion of an executive agency rule that treats carbon dioxide emissions as a pollutant is void.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)




Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. K. DeGraaf


Rep. S. Bottoms, Rep. T. Winter


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