Energy Policy Act of 2005

What You Need To know

This act came about after several unsuccessful attempts to pass an effective energy bill. George W. Bush signed it on August 8, 2005.

Mission Statements

This Act's goals were to:

1. Increase the amount of biofuel to be mixed in with oil. It would be called the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

2. Authorize subsidies for alternative energy producers, adding waves and tidal power as renewable technology.

3. Set reliable standards for federal electricity grids.

4. Increase support for nuclear technology.

Taking Lawful Action

To achieve these goals, President Bush created and passed several new bills, including the following:

1. Clean Air Act

2. Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)

3. Comprehensive Environmental Response , Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA or Superfund)

All in all, the 2005 EPAct created a loophole for natural gas producers. They no longer had to make public the types of chemicals they use.


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