WATCHING WASHINGTON ENERGY BILL POSTMORTEM

With Patrick Crow The omnibus energy bill, which survived 6 months of legislative limbo only to be defeated in a procedural vote, once again has slipped into the Senate's nether world. Supporters withdrew the package from the Senate floor when they failed to muster the 60 votes required to shut off a filibuster (OGJ, Nov. 11, p. 17). Since then, the Senate has turned to other bills it wants to pass before a late November recess. A revival of the energy bill will have to wait until the

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