OGJ Editorial: Rescuing the energy bill

The US Congress has a tangle of proposals to unravel if it is to enact energy legislation before the current session ends. It has little time left in which to do it. Danger is great that haste and expediency will produce errors damaging to national economic and security interests. Yet the need is great for an energy bill that includes some of what's proposed.For reasons of practicality, the conference committee working to reconcile divergent House and Senate bills should suspend action on big controversial provisions. First to go should be action on oil and gas leasing of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge coastal plain. Yes, Congress should approve leasing. It should have done so lo...

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