WATCHING WASHINGTON BTU TAX BATTLE HITS CAPITOL HILL

With Patrick Crow The battle over President Clinton's proposed BTU tax officially unfolded on Capitol Hill last week. As the House ways and means committee began work on the administration's plan to tax the energy content of fuels, including a double tax on petroleum, industry launched an intense campaign to kill it. The administration made no major changes in the legislative language for the tax plan it sent to Congress. Ways and means began with a detailed explanation of the tax bill,

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