Watching Government: 914th and last

This column will be absent from the pages of your Jan. 1 Oil & Gas Journal.I have left the Washington bureau to become managing editor of OGJ Online in Houston. Watching Government will be suspended for a while.When I began writing columns in 1983, I numbered them sequentially to store them in the computer. Over the years, I have watched the total grow. This final one is No. 914.From the beginning, the Oil & Gas Journal management gave me carte blanche to write anything I wished in the column regarding government policy-so long as I left the heavy editorializing for the editorial page.It's a credit to this magazine's unwavering journalistic principles that, over the years, I was n...

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