Bush team resists two of three big energy mistakes

The administration of US President George W. Bush has objected to two of the three most obnoxious provisions of energy legislation under consideration by a House-Senate conference committee.Energy Sec. Spencer Abraham assessed the legislation in a June 27 letter to House Energy Committee Chairman Billy Tauzin (R-La.), who chairs the conference committee.The obnoxious provisions, all introduced by the Senate, are on a list of controversial measures that the conference committee says it will debate after Labor Day, Sept. 2.One of them is a price floor to encourage construction of a pipeline for Alaskan North Slope natural gas passing southward through Alaska en route to the Lower 48, rather...

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