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Bipartisan Energy Bill Exposes Obama-McCain Schism

Bipartisan Energy Bill Exposes Obama-McCain Schism

WASHINGTON, DC, August 4, 2008 (ENS) – A bipartisan group of senators has introduced a proposal to reduce gas prices by opening new areas in the Southeast Atlantic Ocean and Eastern Gulf of Mexico to oil and gas drilling, while raising taxes on the major oil companies. At a news conference on Capitol Hill Friday,…

Senate Passes Farm Bill Strong on Bioenergy, Conservation

Senate Passes Farm Bill Strong on Bioenergy, Conservation

Switchgrass can yield almost twice as much ethanol as corn, estimates geneticist Ken Vogel. (Photo by Brett Hampton courtesy USDA) WASHINGTON, DC, December 17, 2007 (ENS) – The U.S. Senate Friday approved a $286 billion farm bill shepherded through by Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa, who chairs the Agriculture Committee. The measure improves farm income…