House, Senate Dems urge WTO action against OPEC

The White House would be compelled to lodge a formal international trade complaint against the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries under a bill crafted by some House and Senate Democrats.The White House opposes the proposed legislation. But the chances the measure even gets to US President George W. Bush's desk are seen as remote by industry lobbyists. Click here to enlarge imageUS Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) introduced the bill, S. 2624, July 8. It would force the White House to begin proceedings before the World Trade Organization in order to stop what the lawmakers contend are OPEC's illegal oil export quotas.Lautenberg and two of his colleagues, Sens. Richard Du...

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