Energy: Hard Going for Carter's Plan

No cheerleaders in the Senate

After sailing through the House last month largely intact, President Carter's energy program ran into rough weather in the past two weeks, during the early stages of its passage through the Senate. On the floor and in the opening committee skirmishes of a battle that is likely to drag on through the fall, the Senate reflected deep disagreement with parts of the plan. Unlike the House, the Senate is tackling the omnibus bill piecemeal; a few of the proposed changes strengthen the program but most weaken it.

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