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Democrats Look To Add Natural Gas Subsidies To Transportation Bill

Huffington Post -- WASHINGTON -- A growing alliance between Democratic leaders and the natural gas industry looks like it's bearing fruit for both sides, with Democrats backing a measure that could mean billions in profits for their industry.

The partnership is the result of years of effort by tycoon T. Boone Pickens to shed a well-earned partisan image and work productively with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.).

The measure, which has been submitted as an amendment to the $109 billion transportation bill before the Senate this week, could produce billions in subsidies for natural gas companies, according to people on and off the Hill working on the legislation.

A cloture vote on the larger transportation bill failed Tuesday, but aides said a deal to advance the bill could be cut soon.


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Edpap
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2012 7:00:03 PM

Why subsidize natural gas?....are you people sane?
PimpinFoDaGaz
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2012 3:11:34 PM

Think about all of our industries that would go belly-up without government hand outs!
honda0105
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2012 5:03:54 AM

mfeld: yup, that or people really don't know what to say since the big wise brother hasn't spoken up yet.
coughlin
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2012 6:25:20 PM

baloney
pbug101
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2012 5:34:10 AM

Ok
BoerneWatch
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2012 5:27:09 AM

These are the same guys that want to remove all the tax breaks for big oil and now they want to support their prices.
tomok
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2012 2:59:29 AM

No government fuel subsidies of any kind, Big oil is selling fuel and natural gas on the world market for higher prices, there will be NO price reduction for the cost of fuel or natural gas IN the US. Barry will support natural gas and oil production for sale on the world market to pay for his ‘spending gone wild’ addiction. The US ‘oil and natural gas resources’ belong to the citizens of this country and are to be used by those same citizens! Speculators, manipulators and the banks continue to unfairly and unjustly make the driving public pay higher prices at the pump for their benefit.
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle is, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money. Consider using other forms of less expensive transportation to lower your cost, if possible.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
12/22/2012!
numbers
Champion Author North Dakota

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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2012 1:14:28 AM

Why not
TRYWI
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2012 12:42:07 AM

okay
Dodge_Me
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2012 11:31:09 PM

Hmm
jetskijerry
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2012 11:19:04 PM

Since when?
jetskijerry
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2012 11:18:52 PM

The next boondoggle
RickF350
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2012 11:18:49 PM

Geez! Why are Democrats always so anxious to spend our money?
carman11
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2012 11:17:32 PM

Not sure about more Subsidies. However, I do think Natural Gas is a great
solution to our problem.
satrn38mpg
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2012 11:12:57 PM

sure they can afford it .,,
Double_Golden
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2012 11:12:37 PM

no More Subsidies please,
tedjm1
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2012 11:11:15 PM

Why subsidies?
Bonito
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2012 11:10:34 PM

GOOD --- Anything is better than OIL!
v240
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2012 11:10:23 PM

Subsidies are NOT OK !!
mfeldstein
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2012 11:07:18 PM

What's with these "Ok" replies? Just for the points?
heartbroken2010
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2012 11:07:09 PM

Hmm.
pastorpaulcg
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2012 11:05:46 PM

Ok
Dphillips720
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2012 11:05:14 PM

Ok
2tone1
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2012 11:04:04 PM

Stop the subsities already. I'm sure they could survive without... I have a business, where's my subsity?
TheSicilian
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2012 11:03:32 PM

no more subsidies
Blue_Cruzer
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2012 11:03:30 PM

I wonder how much Reid will make off of this?
regout
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2012 11:03:27 PM

Will it be adopted.
Focus2
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2012 11:03:22 PM

Don't like subsidies. Once in place are hard to get rid of.
Gassed01
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2012 11:02:49 PM

Nooooooo. Stop giving away taxpayer money. We're broke as it is. Don't you guys on Capital Hill get it?
tampacrvdriver
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2012 11:01:57 PM

I doubt this will ever pass.
confetti
Veteran Author Tampa

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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2012 11:01:29 PM

No more subsidies!!!
Pumpz
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2012 11:01:19 PM

Oh, it worked so well with ethanol. Sigh.
gknee09
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2012 11:00:58 PM

slowing down the process with earmarks
BlueVanGroup
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2012 11:00:51 PM

Another money laundering operation to transfer taxpayer dollars out and back into Democrats' campaigns?
ty58
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2012 11:00:50 PM

is this safer for the driver or about the same
jrsva
Champion Author Virginia

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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2012 11:00:45 PM


Just say NO to more subsidies for the energy industry. Pickens already has plenty of money to develop his natural gas without scamming the taxpayers.
furiousfowl
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2012 11:00:02 PM

cant work 4 everyone
jorod55
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2012 10:56:08 PM

I would love to see more nat gas for transportation use but not at the rate of subsidizing nat gas companies. We end up with higher taxes or higher prices at the pump. " Eney Meney Miney Moe".
Gas4Gore
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2012 10:52:35 PM

What will make the Democrats go away, oh yeah, November elections.
bonzoonfmb
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2012 10:51:33 PM

Won't be good for most of us
mfeldstein
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2012 10:50:57 PM

Anything but ethanol.
g747
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2012 10:46:14 PM

I'm in favor of that issue.Hopefully that industry will partner with the big 3 to produce more n.g.vehicles;& refueling stations across america.
mrreferee
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2012 10:45:52 PM

raping our wallets and getting paid to do it. way to go 1%
Suzzoom
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2012 10:44:30 PM

Big Gas (now there's a cartoon for you!) gets the subsidies. Does that mean we get half-decent prices?
mcmonsta
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2012 10:43:21 PM

necessary to make it with both sides...called a compromise?
Vitobug
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2012 10:42:15 PM

ok
gasaholicMO
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2012 10:41:49 PM

Bad enough the Republicans are supporting subsidies. Now the Democrats have starting to do the same.
pgerassi
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2012 10:40:47 PM

I don't like any of the candidates put up by either party. They are all beholden to big money. A candidate from a third party who would go after big money and prosecute all of the fraud, bribery, cons, forging, short selling and other such criminal acts by financial firms and other multinational entities would likely get my vote.
YellowDucky
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2012 10:38:17 PM

noooo
LaVonneK
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2012 10:33:30 PM

More taxes.
FastAndy
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2012 10:31:36 PM

Democrats are just looking to throw more of our tax dollars away, at ideas that they want to push now.
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