Despite last-minute pressure applied by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), his compromise energy bill failed to pass before the August recess. The Clean Energy Jobs and Oil Company Accountability Act of 2010 was Reid's compromise following the failure of comprehensive climate and energy legislation. The bill would increase investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. Its most controversial provision would remove the $75 million liability cap on oil companies drilling in U.S. waters. Reid's efforts wilted before near-united Republican opposition and a couple of holdouts in his own party.
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