The future of MTBE production in the United States is even more uncertain due to the exclusion of limited liability protection for MTBE producers in last year’s Energy Act. The House of Representatives (“House”) proposed to give limited liability protection to MTBE manufacturers in product defect suits filed after September 5, 2003, in exchange for MTBE producers’ contributions toward a trust fund for cleaning sites contaminated by MTBE.
Shiffman, Cari. "The Uncertain Future of MTBE Production: Effects of the U.S Energy Policy Act of 2005." Sustainable Development Law & Policy, Spring 2006, 3.