Watching Government: Local politics
Energy politics is local. So it's logical Washington, DC, isn't the only place this spring where politicians will be revisiting energy regulation. Thirty-six states will elect governors this year, several from oil-producing states. Many of the candidates are Washington veterans, seeking perhaps to broaden their political resumes with the hopes of coming back to Washington again either as a senator, or for the truly ambitious (and what politician isn't?), president.