Senate Votes Against Coal-to-Liquid Production

Law360, New York (June 20, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Senate rejected two amendments to the energy bill on Tuesday that would have kick-started the production of coal-based motor fuel.

The first amendment, proposed by Sens. Pete Domenici (R-N.M.) and Jim Bunning (R-Ky.), would have mandated the use of 6 billion gallons of liquid coal fuel by 2022.

“Coal-to-liquid fuel should be a central part of American energy policy,” Bunning said before the vote. “Those who ignore coal-to-liquids are only helping the Middle East oil giants and hurting American families stuck with costly fuel...
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