A refinery at Anacortes, Wash. "Shame, shame, shame, shame!" That's the furious chant that erupted from the Democratic section of the House of Representatives last Friday after Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) managed to eke out a victory for his Gasoline for America's Security (GAS) Act, which would loosen environmental laws and boost industry incentives to accelerate the expansion of oil-refinery capacity in the U.S. Now the onus is on Senate leaders who must decide whether they will help parlay Barton's much-contested victory into law. Strongly backed by President Bush, the GAS Act has been framed by Barton as a response …
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