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Energy Policy: Legislative Proposals in the 109th Congress

Energy Policy: Legislative Proposals in the 109th Congress

Date: January 21, 2005
Creator: Bamberger, Robert L & Behrens, Carl E
Description: While introduction of energy legislation in the 109th Congress is pending, it remains unclear what its course may be. Some believe that the results of the fall 2004 election have heightened prospects for opening up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to oil and gas development, and the Republican leadership has indicated that ANWR is to be included in the budget resolution that will come before Congress. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Pete Domenici has indicated that the committee will mark up a comprehensive bill in February. However, Senator Domenici also expressed openness to considering individual bills; he and others are interested in legislation to establish a long-term leasing plan for natural gas resources.
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Energy Policy: Comprehensive Energy Legislation (H.R. 6) in the 109th Congress

Energy Policy: Comprehensive Energy Legislation (H.R. 6) in the 109th Congress

Date: April 22, 2005
Creator: Bamberger, Robert L & Behrens, Carl E
Description: The House passed H.R. 6, the Energy Policy Act of 2005, on April 21, 2005 (249-183). The legislation includes a “safe harbor” provision to protect methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE) refiners from product liability suits, which was retained after a close vote on an amendment to drop the language (213-219). In the 108th Congress, there was opposition to this provision in the Senate. It is unclear how its inclusion may affect Senate passage of an energy bill in the 109th Congress. House Republicans have indicated that a compromise will be sought to satisfy the other body. Language in the House-passed bill would also authorize opening of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to exploration and development. An amendment to delete the ANWR provisions from H.R. 6 was defeated (200-231).
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Energy Policy: Legislative Proposals in the 109th Congress

Energy Policy: Legislative Proposals in the 109th Congress

Date: April 1, 2005
Creator: Bamberger, Robert L & Behrens, Carl E
Description: While introduction of energy legislation in the 109th Congress is pending, it remains unclear what its course may be. Some believe that the results of the fall 2004 election have heightened prospects for opening up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to oil and gas development, and the Republican leadership has indicated that ANWR is to be included in the budget resolution that will come before Congress. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Pete Domenici has indicated that the committee will mark up a comprehensive bill in February. However, Senator Domenici also expressed openness to considering individual bills; he and others are interested in legislation to establish a long-term leasing plan for natural gas resources.
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Gasoline Prices: Policies and Proposals

Gasoline Prices: Policies and Proposals

Date: September 1, 2005
Creator: Behrens, Carl E & Glover, Carol
Description: None
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Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR): Controversies for the 109th Congress

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR): Controversies for the 109th Congress

Date: April 25, 2005
Creator: Corn, M. Lynne; Gelb, Bernard A & Baldwin, Pamela
Description: This report discusses the ongoing debate about whether or not to approve energy development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). Current law forbids energy leasing in the Refuge. This report addresses several legislative options on the issue, as well as policymakers' arguments for and against development, especially in the wake of increasing terrorism since 2000-2001.
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Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR): Controversies for the 109th Congress

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR): Controversies for the 109th Congress

Date: July 15, 2005
Creator: Corn, M. Lynne; Gelb, Bernard A & Baldwin, Pamela
Description: This report discusses the ongoing debate about whether or not to approve energy development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). Current law forbids energy leasing in the Refuge. This report addresses several legislative options on the issue, as well as policymakers' arguments for and against development, especially in the wake of increasing terrorism since 2000-2001.
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Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR): Controversies for the 109th Congress

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR): Controversies for the 109th Congress

Date: March 11, 2005
Creator: Corn, M. Lynne; Gelb, Bernard A & Baldwin, Pamela
Description: This report discusses the ongoing debate about whether or not to approve energy development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). Current law forbids energy leasing in the Refuge. This report addresses several legislative options on the issue, as well as policymakers' arguments for and against development, especially in the wake of increasing terrorism since 2000-2001.
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Nuclear Energy Policy

Nuclear Energy Policy

Date: June 14, 2005
Creator: Holt, Mark
Description: None
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U.S. Trade Deficit and the Impact of Rising Oil Prices

U.S. Trade Deficit and the Impact of Rising Oil Prices

Date: July 22, 2005
Creator: Jackson, James K
Description: None
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Nuclear Energy Policy

Nuclear Energy Policy

Date: December 17, 2004
Creator: Holt, Mark
Description: None
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Nuclear Energy Policy

Nuclear Energy Policy

Date: April 15, 2005
Creator: Holt, Mark
Description: None
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Nuclear Energy Policy

Nuclear Energy Policy

Date: April 26, 2005
Creator: Holt, Mark
Description: None
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Energy Policy: Comprehensive Energy Legislation (H.R. 6) in the 109th Congress

Energy Policy: Comprehensive Energy Legislation (H.R. 6) in the 109th Congress

Date: May 31, 2005
Creator: Bamberger, Robert L & Behrens, Carl E
Description: The House passed H.R. 6, the Energy Policy Act of 2005, on April 21, 2005 (249-183). The legislation includes a “safe harbor” provision to protect methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE) refiners from product liability suits, which was retained after a close vote on an amendment to drop the language (213-219). In the 108th Congress, there was opposition to this provision in the Senate. It is unclear how its inclusion may affect Senate passage of an energy bill in the 109th Congress. House Republicans have indicated that a compromise will be sought to satisfy the other body. Language in the House-passed bill would also authorize opening of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to exploration and development. An amendment to delete the ANWR provisions from H.R. 6 was defeated (200-231).
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MTBE in Gasoline: Clean Air and Drinking Water Issues

MTBE in Gasoline: Clean Air and Drinking Water Issues

Date: March 24, 1998
Creator: McCarthy, James E & Tiemann, Mary
Description: None
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MTBE in Gasoline: Clean Air and Drinking Water Issues

MTBE in Gasoline: Clean Air and Drinking Water Issues

Date: January 2, 2004
Creator: McCarthy, James E & Tiemann, Mary
Description: None
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Iraq Oil: Reserves, Production, and Potential Revenues

Iraq Oil: Reserves, Production, and Potential Revenues

Date: April 13, 2005
Creator: Kumins, Lawrence C
Description: None
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Caspian Oil and Gas: Production and Prospects

Caspian Oil and Gas: Production and Prospects

Date: March 4, 2005
Creator: Gelb, Bernard A
Description: There is a likelihood of large reserves of crude oil and natural gas in the Caspian Sea region, and a consequent large increase in oil and natural gas production from that area. Because diversity of energy sources is a consideration in Congressional deliberations on energy policy, this prospect could play a role in such discussions. However, there are notable obstacles to increases in Caspian Sea region production of oil and gas that may slow development.
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Gasoline Prices: Policies and Proposals

Gasoline Prices: Policies and Proposals

Date: July 1, 2005
Creator: Behrens, Carl E & Glover, Carol
Description: None
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Gasoline Prices: Policies and Proposals

Gasoline Prices: Policies and Proposals

Date: June 17, 2005
Creator: Behrens, Carl E & Glover, Carol
Description: None
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Gasoline Prices: Policies and Proposals

Gasoline Prices: Policies and Proposals

Date: June 24, 2005
Creator: Behrens, Carl E & Glover, Carol
Description: None
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Gasoline Prices: Policies and Proposals

Gasoline Prices: Policies and Proposals

Date: April 27, 2005
Creator: Behrens, Carl E & Glover, Carol
Description: None
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Renewable Energy: Tax Credit, Budget, and Electricity Production Issues

Renewable Energy: Tax Credit, Budget, and Electricity Production Issues

Date: April 14, 2005
Creator: Sissine, Fred
Description: None
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Restructuring DOE and Its Laboratories: Issues in the 106th Congress

Restructuring DOE and Its Laboratories: Issues in the 106th Congress

Date: May 17, 2000
Creator: Boesman, William C
Description: None
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Sport Utility Vehicles, Mini-Vans, and Light Trucks: An Overview of Fuel Economy and Emissions Standards

Sport Utility Vehicles, Mini-Vans, and Light Trucks: An Overview of Fuel Economy and Emissions Standards

Date: August 25, 2003
Creator: Yacobucci, Brent D
Description: None
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