What: All Issues : Environment : Renewable Energy : H.R. 6. Energy/Vote on Amendment to Authorize a Study on the Feasibility of Using Mustard Seed as a Feedstock for Biodiesel. (2005 house Roll Call 127)
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H.R. 6. Energy/Vote on Amendment to Authorize a Study on the Feasibility of Using Mustard Seed as a Feedstock for Biodiesel.
house Roll Call 127     Apr 21, 2005
Progressive Position:
Yea
Progressive Result:
Win

In this vote, the House approved an amendment offered by Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) to H.R. 6, The Energy Policy Act of 2005, to authorize a study on the feasibility of using mustard seed as a feedstock for biodiesel. (Biodiesel is a clean-burning, alternative fuel made from fresh or waste vegetable oils, animal fats or similar substances.) Kucinich argued on behalf of his amendment that mustard seed offered "many advantages over other feedstocks, including higher oil content, it is easier to grow in colder and drier climates of the U.S., and the conversion process leaves behind an organic pesticide and herbicide." Kucinich also cited mustard seed's "deep roots in all cultures" and in the Bible to demonstrate its importance. Opponents of the amendment made no argument on the floor of the House. Progressives won this issue when the amendment passed by a vote of 259 to 171, with 68 Republicans joining Democrats to support it. Thus, a provision authorizing a study on the feasibility of using mustard seed as a feedstock for biodiesel was included in the energy bill.

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