Energy And Environment Update -- December 17, 2013

In This Issue:

Energy and Climate Debate; Congress; Administration; Department of Commerce; Department of Defense; Department of Energy; Department of Housing and Urban Development; Environmental Protection Agency; Government Accountability Office; International; States; and Miscellaneous.

Excerpt from Energy and Climate Debate -

As we’ve been predicting, tax reform will not happen this year. With 2013 coming to a close, preparations are being made to resurrect the effort in 2014, and comprehensive reform looks as difficult for the coming year as it has been for this year. As a result, Representative Richard Neal (D-MA) said last week that extenders, and particularly energy-related tax extenders, could come up early next year. Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) has also suggested the same thing. Chairman Baucus is expected to unveil tomorrow his energy tax concept paper, his proposal for reforming the energy section of the tax code.

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