Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) introduced the Indian Tribal Energy Development and Self-Determination Act Amendments of 2011 (S. 1684) October 12. The legislation would provide Indian tribes more tools to develop their energy resources and remove unnecessary barriers to economic development.

Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS) introduced legislation (S. 1702) October 13 to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency’s National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines from applying to existing stationary compression and spark ignition reciprocating internal combustion engines operated by certain persons and entities for the purpose of generating electricity or operating water pumps. Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH) introduced companion legislation (H.R. 3185) in the House.

Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR) introduced legislation (S. 1703) to amend the Department of Energy Organization Ac to require a Quadrennial Energy Review.

Representative Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) introduced legislation (H.R. 3199) to provide a comprehensive assessment of the scientific and technical research on the implications of the use of mid-level ethanol blends.