OGJ Editorial: Energy bill founders

Chances are fading that the 107th Congress will pass a comprehensive energy bill. So who needs a comprehensive energy bill? The package approach has become a problem.Divergent energy bills from the House and Senate have been under study by a conference committee since September. With Congress in recess for midterm elections, little time remains. Reconvening in mid-November, lawmakers might still act on a full energy bill. Or they might attach pieces of the package to other legislation awaiting action. Or they might delay action on most or all of the energy package for work by the 108th Congress.Delay bestAt this point, delay would be best. Election-year politics turned an energy package t...

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