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- Diffusion of Energy in Congress


Diffusion of Energy in Congress

16 January 2007 The Republican-controlled 109th Congress concluded in December with a gesture for U.S. energy independence—approving deep-sea drilling in 8.3 million acres (Miami Herald) in the Gulf of Mexico. The new Democrat-controlled legislature is expected to further raise the volume on “energy security,” starting with a proposal in the House of Representatives on Thursday to remove tax breaks for U.S. energy companies and use the billions in projected revenues to fund renewable energy projects (Reuters). Overall, numerous initiatives from both parties are likely to come before a slew of committees responsible for everything from taxes to the environment. This Backgrounder looks at the energy issues facing the 110th Congress .


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