WATCHING WASHINGTON ENERGY DEBATE SET
With Patrick Crow It is hard to gauge how much grief awaits the Senate energy committee's omnibus energy bill. Sen. Bennett Johnston (D-La.), committee chairman, expects the legislation to be brought to the Senate floor next week. Johnston, meeting with reporters last week, wore a mask of confidence but clearly is worried about the bill. He admitted the measure is more controversial than he would like and is badgered by "a great deal of disinformation, emotion, and nonfactual arguments.