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S Amdt 781 - Environmental Effects Caused by Ethanol Amendment - National Key Vote

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NOTE: THIS IS AN AMENDMENT TO AN AMENDMENT

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Amendment - Amendment Tabled (Senate) (59-38) - (Key vote)
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Title: Environmental Effects Caused by Ethanol Amendment

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to table an amendment to strike certain language from S AMDT 779 to HR 6.

Highlights:
  • 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.
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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.

Amendment - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Environmental Effects Caused by Ethanol Amendment

Sponsors

  • Barbara Boxer (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
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