Meter Reading: Call For Repealing All Energy Tax Breaks, BP Sale a Chance to Move On, and More
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Workers sift through debris at the BP facility in Texas City 35 miles south of Houston, 24 March 2005, after the explosion. The accident at the third-biggest oil refinery in the United States killed fifteen and injured 170 more.
House Energy chief Upton: Repeal both oil, green power tax breaks — “I’m for putting all of these on an even footing,” Upton said. “Let’s look at the oil and gas subsidies, let’s take them away. Let’s let them compete just like everyone else at the same level. We can do that with the tax code to take those special provisions away.” — The Hill
Steffy: BP refinery sale offers a chance to move on – “With the new owner comes the hope that the future may finally eclipse the past, that the accidents and fatalities that have continued at the refinery at a disturbingly consistent pace for most of BP’s ownership will finally subside.” — Fuel Fix
Texas Smart Meter Hearing Draws Impassioned Testimony — “As instructed by Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, the committee was looking into the health effects of the meters, which have drawn concern from increasingly vocal opponents, including some members of the Tea Party.” — Texas Tribune