WPR News
3:02 pm
Tue September 21, 2004

Cubin Doubts Energy Policy Will Pass This Year

Laramie, WY – Wyoming's Congresswoman predicts that politics and the upcoming election will keep Congress from approving an energy policy this year. Representative Barbara Cubin says it does not look like the issue will be resolved before Congress adjourns. Cubin says that's too bad because the country needs to take a stand the public understands. She says there are only a few issues, primarily tax credits, that need to be resolved. Cubin considers inaction on a national energy policy "a sin." She expects Congress to have a lame duck session before the end of the year and is not optimistic anything related to an energy policy will pass.