Energy bill, blackout inquiry to top DC September agenda

Responding to the US's biggest power failure ever, lawmakers and the White House said the country must update its energy policy sooner rather than later."The massive power outage in the Northeast and Midwest emphasizes once again what I have been saying for 2 years now—we need to get a national energy policy in place as soon as possible for the nation," said Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chairman Pete Domenici (R-NM). "This outage clearly demonstrates how close the nation is to its energy production and distribution limit. I hope that when Congress returns in September the House-Senate conference on an energy policy bill will make rapid progress."Talking to reporters in Ca...

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