House energy bill draws fire from producers, consumers

08/06/2007
US House Democratic leaders announced a wide-ranging energy bill on July 30 that incorporates work by the Energy and Commerce, Natural Resources, and other committees. The bill drew criticism from industry and energy-consumer groups.HR 3221 was scheduled to emerge from the Rules Committee on Aug. 2 in time for floor debate on Aug. 3. The 786-page bill includes most of the provisions in HR 2337 that many oil and gas producers oppose, although some compromises were achieved.“It’s not the bill I would have written, but it’s a compromise,” Rep. Gene Green (D-Tex.) told OGJ.The Consumer Alliance for Energy Security warned that parts of HR 3221, notably Title VII’s...
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