WATCHING WASHINGTON CAPITOL HILL WILDCATTING
With Patrick Crow It was an unusual sight for the nation's capital. Erected near the Air and Space Museum on the National Mall, just below Capitol Hill, was a drilling rig. The Independent Petroleum Association of America brought the rig to Washington to make a point to lawmakers: Stop ignoring the problems of the U.S. oil industry. The rig was the focus point of IPAA's Wildcatters Week in Washington, a series of events designed to bring attention to the industry.