Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber (D) told Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham on Friday that the Bush administration should focus on conservation rather than “drilling and digging and burning” as a way to solve energy problems. His comments came as Abraham met with Western governors about the California energy crisis and its effects on other states. California Gov. Gray Davis (D) talked up a conservation plan in his state to reduce energy demand by as much as 20 percent, and said he was doing his part to cut back on energy use: “My office is so dark you can almost develop film in the office.”

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