In This Issue:
Energy and Climate Debate; Congress; Administration; Department of Energy; Environmental Protection Agency; Interior Department; Nuclear Regulatory Commission; Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; Department of Transportation; Department of State; International; States; and Miscellaneous.
Excerpt from Energy and Climate Debate -
On March 20, the Senate first amended and then by a vote of 73-26 passed H.R. 933, the continuing appropriations bill that will fund the Federal government through the end of Fiscal Year 2013. An amendment by Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) that sought to cut $60 million from the Defense Department’s Advanced Drop-In Biofuel Production Project was rejected by a vote of 40-59. The following day, the House of Representatives voted 318-109 to approve the bill, which the President is expected to sign before the current continuing resolution expires on March 27.
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Topics: Climate Change, Coal, Continuing Resolution, Energy Tax Incentives, EPA, Fracking, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hydropower, Keystone XL Pipeline, Natural Gas, Proposed Amendments, Proposed Legislation, Renewable Energy
Published In: Energy & Utilities Updates, Environmental Updates, International Trade Updates