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U.S. Senate Rejects Natural Gas Subsidies

10:17 AM MDT | March 26, 2012 | Kara Sissell

The U.S. Senate has rejected an amendment that would have subsidized natural gas vehicles, a measure industry groups had opposed. The Senate vote, 51-47, fell short of the 60 votes needed to push it through as part of a transportation funding bill. The Senate also rejected other energy related amendments, including one that would have extended funding for programs designed to promote wind and other alternative sources of energy.  Industry says the natural gas amendment, proposed by Senators Richard Burr (R., NC) and Robert Menendez, would have expanded...


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