Day: September 17, 2008

Climate Change and Politics Energy Policy Global Warming News Government Policy Politics

House Passes Energy Bill on Contentious Party-Line Vote

The House of Representatives passed the Comprehensive American Energy Security and Consumer Protection Act (HR6899) Tuesday night on a mostly party-line vote of 236–189. The bill authorizes exploration and offshore drilling 50 miles off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, lifting a moratorium in place since 1981. The bill also renews energy tax credits set to expire at the end of the […]Read More