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Coal-to-Liquid Subsidy Bills Fail in the US Congress

Thursday, July 12th, 2007

June 22, 2007

Many thousands of people around the USA took the time to tell their representatives in Washington that subsidizing new coal-to-liquid technology and infrastructure is a bad idea. As of July 12th, Congress received over 3,000 letters using the letter writing page on iLoveMountains.org!

As a result, not a single coal-to-liquid subsidy bill has made it out of the Senate sub-committees!

An article written in Casper, Wyoming’s Star-Tribune summarizes it well:

Senate rejects coal-liquids plans
– By Noelle Straub

WASHINGTON – Friday, June 22, 2007 The Senate on Tuesday defeated two coal-to-liquids measures, one pushed by Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., and the other similar to legislation promoted by the late Sen. Craig Thomas, R-Wyo.

The Tester amendment to the energy bill on the Senate floor would have provided up to $200 million in grant money and $10 billion in direct loans for coal gasification projects.

The projects would have been required to have annual lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions at least 20 percent lower than conventional plants’ emissions and to have captured and stored at least 75 percent of carbon dioxide that would otherwise be released to the atmosphere.

The amendment was voted down 33-61. Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., voted in favor; Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., voted against it.

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Read the entire article here.

One Response to “Coal-to-Liquid Subsidy Bills Fail in the US Congress”

  1. COAL MINERS DAUGHTER Says:

    This is the most stupid shit i have ever heard of.
    I LOVE COAL!

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