BOOKS NOT CLOSED ON U.S. OMNIBUS ENERGY BILL

Omnibus energy legislation went down to the wire in the closing days of the 102nd U.S. Congress. The House adjourned after approving the compromise energy bill, 36360. The Senate planned to resume debate on the wide-ranging legislation late last week. Prospects for passage were clouded because Sens. Richard Bryan and Harry Reid, both Democrats, planned to filibuster the bill to protest radiation dose standards in environmental studies for the siting of a nuclear waste facility at Yucca Mountain

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