SPECIAL REPORT: Lawmakers continue wrangling over US energy conference bill

US Senate leaders said congressional negotiators might resolve longstanding differences over a pending energy bill and pass legislation this year.Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, (D-SD) and Minority Leader Trent Lott (R-Miss.) told reporters in separate meetings Oct. 8 that it is too soon to consider the measure dead, despite an apparent deadlock between the House and Senate over controversial portions of the bill, including leasing in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, climate change, and electricity restructuring."I would like to see an energy bill. I don't think there's any question," Daschle said.To break the impasse, lawmakers are working with the White House on the poss...

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