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Energy Bill Passes-Chet Edwards Votes for it
 


21 April 2005 at 4:25:03 PM
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He also voted against striking the MTBE provisions from the bill via the Capps Amendment. He voted yesterday to allow drilling in ANWR.

How does passing this energy bill  affect Somervell County, with our Commanche Peak Nuclear Plant?

Bush is in Chet Edward's district-if a nuclear disaster occurred in Somervell County, it would also likely affect McLennan County.

House Approves Broad Energy Bill

 The largely Republican crafted bill was approved 249-183 after two days in which the GOP majority turned back repeated attempts by Democrats to add measures they said would reduce energy use, including a proposal for higher automobile fuel economy requirements. (Chet Edwards voted against this proposal)

The bill includes $12 billion in tax breaks and subsidies for energy companies, more than the Bush administration said it wanted. Nevertheless the White House strongly endorsed the measure. .....

Capps said groundwater contamination from the gasoline additive has affected more than 1,800 community water systems in 29 states with a potential cleanup cost of $29 billion. MTBE makers, including large oil companies and refiners, dispute that estimate but have argued they need liability protection because of an expected surge in lawsuits.

The MTBE provision has been a top priority of Majority Leader Tom DeLay and Rep. Joe Barton (news, bio, voting record), chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, who argue that Congress endorsed the widespread use of the additive when it required gasoline contain an oxygenate to help clean up the air.

The energy bill would shield these companies from lawsuits claiming that MTBE is a defective product and that the companies knew all along it would cause water contamination problems. At least 80 lawsuits involving MTBE have been filed.


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