Senate Committee Advances Energy Bill

Provisions would double ethanol use in gasoline and provide loan guarantees for new, innovative energy technologies including coal and nuclear reactors

Published: 26-May-2005

WASHINGTON - Governors, mayors and local officials would have little chance to block construction of a liquefied natural gas facility under an energy bill that advanced Thursday from a Senate committee.


A provision in the bill would give the     Federal Energy Regulatory Commission exclusive jurisdiction over final approval of such a terminal. A dozen or more such facilities probably will be built in the next decade.

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee advanced the nontax portion of the energy legislation by a 21-1 vote.

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