Environmentalists Split Over Popular Shaheen-Portman Energy Bill

The historic Shaheen-Portman energy bill making its way through the U.S. Senate enjoys rare and broad bipartisan backing, with the likes of Earthjustice and the Vinyl Siding Institute both announcing full-throated support. But the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and more than 350 other organizations have warned that they will fight Shaheen-Portman (a.k.a. the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2013) if a certain amendment is adopted. Source: U.S. Department of Energy Proposed Energy Targets from Section 433 of EISA ----- Advertising ----- Thanks in part to a handful of energy-efficiency advocates, that amendment may very well pass. The proposed amendment guts a hard-won provision of the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA)—a few paragraphs in Section 433 targeting the eventual phase-out of fossil-fuel-generated energy in federal new con...

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