Low Energy

Marshall, Eliot
November 1977
New Republic;11/5/77, Vol. 177 Issue 19, p8
Focuses on the efforts of the Senate and the House conferees to resolve the differences in their respective versions of the energy bill proposed by the U.S. President. Report that the conferees began by debating how the government should administer civil penalties for failure to comply with the bill's regulations; Report that the House had adopted the President's plan virtually intact, deleting his scheme to give federal subsidies to makers of efficient cars; Focus on a bill drafted by Senator Howard Metzenbaum to outlaw the production of gas guzzlers; View that the quarrel over energy policy has hardly changed since 1973 when the Arabs first imposed the embargo and OPEC raised prices.


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