Energy bill on the wait list
Senate vote not expected until late February; backers still short
Petroleum News Government Affairs Editor
Energy bill proponents and opponents are starting the new year the same way they ended last year — counting votes and waiting. Supporters, however, have one less senator in their column with the loss of Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., who announced he will join the effort to filibuster the bill.
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