Nation: Scoop v. the Energy Knot

Last chance for a compromise on natural gas

The fate of Jimmy Carter's energy bill, the No. 1 item on his domestic agenda, rests squarely in the hands of a former political foe, Senator Henry Jackson. The Senator from Washington, who is also chairman of the Senate Energy Committee, has been suspected of harboring a grudge against the man who bested him in the Democratic presidential primaries. But there were no unburied hatchets anywhere in sight last week as Jackson prodded, pressured, cajoled and lectured fellow Senators to break the conference committee deadlock on...

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