Democratic News

Sep 11 2002

Energy Conference: Update #10 (Crowded Agenda)

A message to reporters from the Communications Director

Energy bill conferees resume work tomorrow (Sept. 12), meeting at 9:30 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn. If you're near a cabled TV in the Capitol offices, tune to Ch. 20 on the Senate side or Ch. 21 on the House side. If you're not on the Hill, the meeting will be webcast -- on energy.senate.gov and energycommerce.house.gov. The links will become active at 9:15 a.m. Here's the agenda: 1. Resolution of Tier II Issues -- Senator Campbell amendment on Indian Energy -- Clean Coal (H 2401, 5000-5008; S 1232) -- Pipeline provisions other than safety (H 701; S 701-715 (other than 710)) -- Energy efficiency (H 123, 125, 132, 142; S 903, 918, 920, 922, 925, 928) -- Personnel and training (S 1501-1507) -- Renewable energy (other than RPS) (H 141A, 161; S 265, 1701) -- Rural and remote (electricity construction) (S 941-950) 2. Resolution of Tier I Issues -- Pipeline Safety (S 741-783; no comparable House provisions) -- Price-Anderson and miscellaneous nuclear matters (S 501-509, 511, 521; H 301, 304, 308-309) -- CAFE (H 201-203, 205-207; S 801-806, 811) 3. Discussion (Only) of Remaining Tier I Issues -- Climate (S 1001-1032, 1101-1111, 1301-1385; no comparable House provisions) -- Ethanol (H 501-504, 603-604; S 820-820B, 831-840) -- ANWR (H 6501-6512; no comparable Senate provisions) -- Renewable Portfolio Standard (S 264; no comparable House provision) -- Finish electricity (S 101-102, 201-259, 263-264, 271-272, 531, 1503, 1703; no comparable House provisions) * Bill Wicker, Communications Director