'Bungled' Energy Policies Not Losing Steam

A look at U.S. energy policies over the last thirty years reveals a trail of broken promises to promote alternative energy practices.
July 17, 2003, 11am PDT | Connie Chung
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Thirty years and many energy bills later, "Congress has helped position Americans so they may be closer to an energy crisis than at any time since the oil shocks of the 1970s. And this time, the U.S. is finally beginning to run out of domestic oil and easily recoverable natural gas." This Time magazine special report on the new energy crisis chronicles the "case of short attention span among American politicians when it comes to energy policy."

Thanks to Connie Chung

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Published on Monday, July 21, 2003 in Time
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