Thanks to hotair for pointing this out in one of its updated blogs..
The text of the amendment is http://www.rules.house.gov/111/SpecialRules/hr2998/waxman1_hr2998_111.pdf
What I have so far found interesting begins on page 27:
14 “SEC. 216B. SITING AND CONSTRUCTION IN THE WESTERN
16 “(a) APPLICABILITY.-This section applies only to
17 States located in the Western Interconnection and does
18 not apply to States located in the Eastern Interconnection,
19 to the States of Alaska or Hawaii, or to ERCOT.
And from my understanding, that if a utility company doesn’t get permission to build on a site locatedanywhere within that ‘Western Interconnection’, the Federal commission may trump the state and theconstruction could proceed. Just another reason, one of many, to vote no on this fertilizer.
And why only the western states? (which I’m assuming includes CA/OR/WA, and not simply the right leaning ones).