Scrappage Bill

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Scrappage bill defeated on Senate floor


As a result of the hard work of SEMA, SEMA-member companies, and
race fans opposing the old-car scrappage provision in the Energy Policy Act of
2002 (Section 822 of S. 517) has been defeated.

Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell's (R-CO) amendment to eliminate scrappage
from the legislation passed by unanimous consent. The principal sponsor of the
scrappage provision, Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), was not willing to
oppose the Campbell amendment.

"This is fantastic work which would not have been possible without the
enthusiastic and valuable support of Sen. Campbell and the thousands of phone
calls, faxes, e-mails and letters to U.S. senators that SEMA-member businesses
and SEMA Action Network vehicle clubs and individual enthusiasts
contributed," reports SEMA News. "Hobbyist efforts were cited by Senator
Campbell and Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS) as a compelling force in
defeating this scrappage provision. SEMA sincerely thanks everyone for their
dedication, hard work, and willingness to protect the vehicle hobby today and
to preserve for it for our children."

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1998 Taurus SE Sport 24V

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Thanks for the Great News Lon!

This is a victory for car enthusiasts and the environmentalists.

The big polluters have used these measures to put more crap into our air than they have eliminated by scrappage.

Ben Nighthorse Campbell is a Harley lover and clearly a car lover too.

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Offtopic, but another piece of automotive legislation - California drivers won a small reprieve at the gas pump today. The governor signed a bill extending the deadline for the oil companies to switch from MTBE to ethanol additives, averting an end of year shortage that would have raised prices to the $3/gal range up from the $2/gal prices forecast for summer. The move will displease environmentalists concerned about groundwater pollution, but should help consumers in the short term.
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