Several key players in the energy industry yesterday said that the odds favor Congress being able to get a comprehensive energy bill on President Bush’s desk for his signature by the end of this year. But at least one participant in a Washington, DC, press briefing on the Bush administration’s new national energy policy argued that the real question is whether such legislation will truly help to solve the nation’s energy crisis or instead will prove to be little more than window dressing designed to boost the fortunes of politicians back home.
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Southern Crossing Pipeline, first proposed in April 1998, took the long way home, but made it in time for 2000 winter service. BC Gas, the owner and operator of the Canadian line, announced that its 188-mile natural gas pipeline began service in Southern British Columbia.
The odds of Congress passing electric restructuring legislationduring this session were reduced to next to nothing as the HouseCommerce Committee — which has been beset by infighting —postponed the long-awaited mark-up that was scheduled for lastweek. The committee could give “no firm date” for when it would berescheduled.
The odds of Congress passing electricity restructuringlegislation in this session were reduced to next to nothing as theHouse Commerce Committee—which has been beset by infighting—postponed the long-awaited mark-up that was scheduled for today.