Can `Mack The Nice' Cut It In The Capital?

It's early one February morning, and two men sitting in the White House mess are engaged in animated conversation. Oilman Boone Pickens, chairman of Mesa Inc., munches his bran muffin and gets right to the point: He fears that the White House, in its zeal for a cleaner environment, will lavish all its attention on promoting electric cars. Couldn't cars fueled by natural gas get an equal push?

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