S.525 Pyrolysis (Table House Amendment 2 – Financial Assurance)
This amendment set a financial assurances requirement for five years after a permit is obtained. This will protect taxpayers from financial responsibility of cleaning up the site if something goes wrong. After a motion was made to table this amendment, it narrowly escaped that fate by a vote of 51-61 in favor of keeping up the debate. Eventually this amendment made it into the final bill. This was a Pro-Conservation Amendment that succeeded. A “No” vote against tabling is the pro-conservation vote. We supported this amendment and opposed its tabling.