What: All Issues : Environment : Renewable Energy : S 517. National Energy Plan/Vote to Table (Kill) an Amendment Designed to Prevent Burning of Environmentally- Damaging Solid Waste. (2002 senate Roll Call 84)
 Who: All Members : New York : Schumer, Chuck
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S 517. National Energy Plan/Vote to Table (Kill) an Amendment Designed to Prevent Burning of Environmentally- Damaging Solid Waste.
senate Roll Call 84     Apr 24, 2002
Member's Vote
(progressive
or not)
Progressive Position
Progressive Result
(win or loss)

The Democratic energy plan as proposed permitted burning solid waste--such as in a municipal garbage dump--as a form of "biomass" or "renewable energy." Progressives saw this as slight-of-hand to skirt pro-environmental provisions elsewhere in the law. Fitzgerald (R-IL) proposed an amendment to strike this element of the bill, but Bingaman (D-NM) brought a motion to table (kill) the amendment. A vote in favor of this motion was therefore a vote against Fitzgerald's amendment and so a vote against the Progressive position. The motion passed, 50-46, and the amendment fell.

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