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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:28 AM
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US energy law comes a step closer
Source: BBC News

A landmark energy bill requiring greater fuel efficiency in US cars and trucks for the first time in 30 years has been passed by the Senate.
The bill was approved after Democrats dropped efforts to impose $13bn (6.38bn) in taxes on big oil firms.

It will now be passed to the House of Representatives, and if approved will be sent to President George W. Bush, who is expected to sign it.

If passed, vehicles would consume up to 40% less fuel per mile by 2020.



Read more: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7143881.stm
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European Socialist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:16 AM
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1. Harry Reid couldn't wait to hoist the white flag.
So we still give billions in subsidies to big oil and starve solar and other renewables.
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Robbien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 09:33 AM
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4. And also makes it mandatory to use food to supplement gas
Edited on Fri Dec-14-07 09:34 AM by Robbien
With world food shortages this is just evil.

The Factory Farm lobby have Dems in their pockets.
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SujiwanKenobee Donating Member (208 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:28 AM
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2. I never understand these distant timelines.
Why even bother with these attempts if they don't have to come to fruition until so far in the future. Oh yeah, right--what am I thinking?
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BulletproofLandshark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 08:59 AM
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3. Way to rearrange those deck chairs, guys!
:sarcasm:
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