Audobon Society weighs in on energy bill listen12/07/07 Mitch E. Perry
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Less than 24 hours after the House of Representatives brushed aside a veto threat from the White House by approving a ground-breaking energy bill, the legislation bogged down in the Senate over a requirement for electric utilities to use renewable energy for 15 percent of their generation.
The Senate voted 53-42 to close debate, falling short of the 60 votes needed to permit a vote on passage even though the leading presidential candidates returned from the campaign trail to bolster the measure's chances.
Justin Tatham is the National Audubon Society's assistant director of government relations serving and the Audubon's lead advocate on global warming before Congress, the administration and with partner groups.