Editorial - OPEC and the energy bill

In an election year, someone inevitably will argue that the Feb. 10 decision by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries to lower production targets demonstrates urgency of the US need for comprehensive energy legislation. The claim will be wrong. Beneficial energy legislation would be welcome no matter what OPEC does. But beneficial energy legislation isn't in prospect.Desperate to rescue an energy bill dying of obesity, lawmakers are trimming away everything but the fat. In order to pass something—anything—Sen. Pete Domenici last week made good on a Feb. 3 promise to remove limited litigation protection for the gasoline additives methyl tertiary butyl ether and ...

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