Energy Bill Passes Key Test in Senate

The Senate energy bill won a key test vote Thursday, indicating that it is likely to win Senate passage.

Still, one of the bill's major provisions was blocked — it would have subsidized green technology mainly by taking away tax breaks from big oil companies. Democratic leaders say that provision is bound to be restored later.

Meanwhile, Senators approved a compromise on increasing vehicle fuel economy standards.



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