What: All Issues : Environment : Air Pollution : S 517. National Energy Plan/Vote to Exempt Pickup Trucks from Increases in Fuel Efficiency Standards.
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S 517. National Energy Plan/Vote to Exempt Pickup Trucks from Increases in Fuel Efficiency Standards.
senate Roll Call 48     Mar 13, 2002
Y = Conservative
N = Progressive
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Miller (D-GA) offered this amendment to the Senate's version of the Bush administration's energy plan. It would exempt pickup trucks from any increase in fuel efficiency standards. The trucks are currently required to average 20.7 mpg. Arguments for the amendment centered on the popularity of the trucks among rural and suburban voters, and it passed 56-44 on a bipartisan vote of most Republicans and Democrats from southern and plains states. Progressives voted against, on the belief that such exemptions increased dependence on fossil fuels and polluted the environment.

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