House Energy Bill Protects MTBE Polluters, Subsidizes Big Energy Interests, Critics Charge

Joe Barton

Background
Ethanol is corn-based gaso­line addi­tive
Methyl ter­tiary butyl ether (MTBE) sus­pect­ed car­cino­gen that has pol­lut­ed drink­ing water nation­wide
Repub­li­cans nar­row­ly defeat­ed a Demo­c­ra­t­ic amend­ment to drop MTBE pro­tec­tion from the bill (219 to 213)




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