Title: Environmental Effects Caused by Ethanol Amendment
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to table an amendment to strike certain language from S AMDT 779 to HR 6.
Removes a provision that would provide liability protection to makers of ethanol in potential environmental lawsuits.
Maintains the requirement that refiners phase MTBE (Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether) out of gasoline production, and in its place produce 8 billion gallons of renewable fuels, such as cellulosic biomass ethanol and biodisel, per year by 2012.
NOTE: A SENATOR MAY MOVE TO TABLE ANY PENDING LEGISLATION, THUS HALTING FURTHER CONSIDERATION. A "YEA" VOTE IS IN SUPPORT OF HALTING FURTHER CONSIDERATION, AND A "NAY" VOTE IS IN SUPPORT OF FURTHER CONSIDERATION. TABLING MOTIONS ARE OFTEN USED TO KILL LEGISLATION.