28 Feb '14, 5pm

Groups Oppose Special Interest Effort to Subvert Energy Efficiency Bill in Federal Buildings: Almost 1,000 bus...

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and nearly 1,000 businesses from across the country urged Congress to reject special interest efforts to repeal the law setting goals for reducing fossil fuel use in federal buildings by 2030. The letter comes in response to reports that the oil and gas lobby pushed to include a repeal of Section 433 of the Energy Independence and Security Act in the bipartisan Shaheen-Portman energy efficiency bill. “It is unfortunate that the fossil fuel industry has demanded gutting federal energy laws through in the Shaheen-Portman bill,” said AIA CEO Robert Ivy, FAIA. “Sens. Shaheen and Portman have spent more than two years crafting a bipartisan energy efficiency bill. We support the original bill, which has many admirable provisions, but cannot in good conscience support legislation that undermines laws that help the federal government save...

Full article: http://www.edcmag.com/articles/95491-groups-oppose-specia...

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