OIL IMPORT FEE, TAXES ERUPT AS TOP U.S. ENERGY ISSUES

The battle lines are drawn over the prospect of higher U.S. energy taxes under the administration of President Clinton. As the new administration grapples with the twin demons of a ballooning federal deficit and an economy still struggling in some sectors, it has slammed into a dilemma: how to tame the deficit by increasing revenues-namely, raising taxes-without harming economic recovery. Some groups oppose any energy taxes, but the likelihood is growing the White House will put forth some form

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