Energy Issues At Play In End-Of-Year Brinkmanship

Law360, New York (January 13, 2012, 1:00 PM EST) -- The first session of the 112th Congress concluded shortly before the holiday season, but not before Congress struck an eleventh-hour deal to preserve several provisions set to expire on December 31. Those provisions included an extension of the payroll tax cut, long-term unemployment benefits, and preventing scheduled cuts in Medicare reimbursement rates to doctors. Noticeably absent from this deal were extensions of expiring energy tax incentives.

One example is the Section 1603 grant program, named after the title in the 2009 stimulus law creating the program...
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