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News: Obstacles in path of Senate energy efficiency legislation

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) on Friday spelled out the two obstacles to getting her energy efficiency legislation moving: leadership interest and a potential free-for-all for partisan amendments.

“We haven’t had an energy bill on the floor in the Senate for a very long time. So everybody who wants to make a point, whether it’s about reducing the regulations through the EPA or passing the Keystone pipeline, would like to put their amendment on this legislation,” Shaheen said at a New England clean technology conference hosted by Google.

Shaheen added that Senate leadership is more concerned about other matters. The upper chamber passed a five-year farm bill earlier this month, unsuccessfully tried to move a gun control bill in April and is currently working on moving immigration legislation.

Read the full story. (The Hill)