Energy lobbyists try again

As Congress tries again to craft a national energy bill, K Street and corporate energy lobbyists are dusting off position papers and flow charts and beating a well-worn path to Capitol Hill. Energy lobbyists have tried — and failed — to get some facsimile of President Bush’s national energy plan through Congress since the White House released the plan in 2001.

As Congress tries again to craft a national energy bill, K Street and corporate energy lobbyists are dusting off position papers and flow charts and beating a well-worn path to Capitol Hill.

Energy lobbyists have tried — and failed — to get some facsimile of President Bush’s national energy plan through Congress since the White House released the plan in 2001.

The House Energy and Commerce Committee debated the issue again this week, although a markup might be delayed by the death of Pope John Paul II.

A scheduled House Resources Committee markup on the areas of energy policy it has jurisdiction over was delayed.

With potentially billions of dollars in tax breaks and long-sought regulatory changes on the table, lobbyists said they were ready trudge back to the committees to explain their positions, even if it feels like d

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