Energy Policy: Options for the 1990s


For the third time in 17 years, a crisis in the Middle East has spurred Americans to consider the need for a national energy policy. The rapid rise in gasoline prices that followed Iraq's occupation of Kuwait has again demonstrated the dangers of U.S. dependence on imported oil. But environmentalists, Congress and the White House all have different ideas about reducing the need for oil imports. As a result, few changes in energy policy may occur.

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