Editorial: An energy policy trap

With chances higher than they have been in years that the US Congress will enact an energy policy worthy of the name, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) has set a cynical trap.The energy policy task force headed by Vice-Pres. Dick Cheney will officially publish its proposals this week. By all accounts, the program will focus on development of energy supply, a fundamental policy area urgently needing attention.The DNC, loath to grant the Bush administration any type of policy victory, will try to mire the energy plan in political sensitivities about campaign finance. Its concern is the crucial 2002 election, not energy supply.The payback ployUnder the DNC strategy, congressional Democ...

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