Amendments to House Energy Bill Announced: RES, No CAFE 2

Posted by Brad Johnson Thu, 02 Aug 2007 20:47:00 GMT

The proposed amendments to HR 3221 have been submitted and are available for review, as are those for HR 2776.

Of significance for HR 3221:
  • Both major CAFE standards bills, Markey-Platts, and Hill-Terry, were withdrawn. Barton’s CAFE bill is still on the slate as Amendment #62
  • Udall-Platts (HR 969), the Renewable Energy Standard, is on the slate as Amendment #96 and probably has enough votes for passage
  • Herseth Sandlin submitted Amendment #81 to change the Renewable Fuels Standard program to require the production of 36 billion gallons of renewable fuels by 2022
  • Boustany’s Amendment #9 makes the Secretary of Energy a statutory member of the National Security Council
  • Shay’s Amendment #105 doubles the funding for the Weatherization Assistance Program
HR 2776:
  • McCrery submitted the Republican substitute for the tax package as Amendment #7

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  1. Speedzzter, Nationwide Fri, 03 Aug 2007 12:51:35 GMT

    Thankfully, the radical anti-safety, anti-vehicular choice, anti-personal freedom power grabs known as the Markey-Platts and Hill-Terry are sidelined (for the moment). But this is probably just a temporary ruse to “lull opponents to sleep.” See,é-rope-dope-as-invaders-win.html

    For more on the problems with CAFE, See,


  2. stomv Sat, 04 Aug 2007 11:49:00 GMT

    Yawn. Safety and size are uncorrelated. Vehicular choice isn’t a right on public roads, nor is personal freedom relevant. Furthermore, CAFE doesn’t prohibit vehicles with low MPG capability. But, you knew that.