Editorial: Democrats and energy

With Democrats in control of the US Senate, prospects darken for US energy policy. Early pronouncements indicate that the party has learned nothing about the subject. The unenviable chore of carrying the Democrats' stale energy water falls to Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.). As chairman of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, Levin will investigate recent in creases in gasoline prices.Policy can get no more tired or ineffective than this. The Federal Trade Commission only recently finished two such investigations, the most recent of many. Like all their predecessors, the investigations found no wrong-doing by oil companies.More investigationsOf course, that didn't stop ...

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