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NEWS UPDATE March 27, 2012

Lawmakers, advocates already looking to lame-duck vote on energy tax extenders

Nick Juliano, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted March 27, 2012

Whatever happens on Election Day, members of the 112th Congress will have to return to Washington following their victory parties or concession speeches with a full slate of legislative business to complete before the year is over, including deciding whether to extend a suite of renewable energy tax breaks that are now scheduled to disappear after Dec. 31. Expectations that the lame-duck session will be a busy one are growing on Capitol Hill, as activity is expected to soon wind down so members can focus on their re-election campaigns. But that doesn’t mean lawmakers are looking forward to the end-of-the-year rush, which will be accompanied by the bruised feelings that inevitably follow a hard-fought election season. [ read more … ]

Low-carbon fuel standard could double gas prices in Northeast — report

Jason Plautz, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted March 27, 2012

A plan to shrink the carbon content of transportation fuel in 11 Northeast states could spark a doubling of gasoline prices and take a $306 billion bite out of the regional economy, according to a report released today by a group representing industry interests. [ read more … ]

Americans split on energy production vs. environmental protection — poll

Pamela King, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted March 27, 2012

Americans are just about evenly divided on whether to prioritize energy production or environmental protection, according to the results of a new Gallup poll. [ read more … ]

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