TITLE

Crisis and Continuity in U.S. Oil Politics, 1965–1980

AUTHOR(S)
Sabin, Paul
PUB. DATE
June 2012
SOURCE
Journal of American History;Jun2012, Vol. 99 Issue 1, p177
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Essay
ABSTRACT
An essay is presented on the relationship between oil consumption and economic growth in the U.S. between 1965 and 1980. It attempts to assess the significance of energy reform policies of the U.S. government in the 1970s and posits why U.S. energy policy was relatively stalled as of 2012. The article examines U.S. policy making in the 1970s, dependence on foreign oil, and the rise of the environmental movement in the U.S. and its impact on policy. The author argues that the U.S. utilized its military in the Middle East in order to secure inexpensive oil from the region.
ACCESSION #
75699945

 

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