OGJ Editorial: This is energy policy?

It’s still possible to say that the US Congress would do more good by enacting energy legislation in its present shape than by not passing anything. The potential benefit, however, is limited. And it might not survive the remaining political churn.Foolishness in the Senate puts the oil and gas industry in a quandary. Senators have trampled labor and economic interests, subverted environmentalist credibility, and ravaged consumers. So does the industry muffle its objections in hope that production incentives passed by the House last August survive reconciliation of the two, now very different bills? It might as well. A politically divided Congress offers little hope for effective ene...

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