Failing to find two additional votes, Republican-led proponents abandoned all hope late Monday of passing omnibus energy legislation in the Senate before adjourning, effectively stranding the bill in Congress until next year. GOP leaders vowed to pick up where they left off when they return in late January.
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Alaska Gov. Frank H. Murkowski signed into law last week a renewal of Alaska’s Stranded Gas Act, HB 16, which authorizes the state to enter into negotiations with industry on the cost and terms of a natural gas pipeline project to move North Slope gas to markets in the Lower 48 states. Murkowski said the legislation is an important step toward getting the pipeline process moving on a faster track.