Breaking the Energy Logjam

Yanek Mieczkowski

in Gerald Ford and the Challenges of the 1970s

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print April 2005 | ISBN: 9780813123493
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813134956 | DOI:
Breaking the Energy Logjam

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This chapter examines the U.S. Congress' drafting of as energy legislation in June 1975. The bill was developed after former President Gerald Ford's angry television performances and actions concerning the Congress' lack of action on the energy crisis. The provisions of the proposed bill included measures to enforce gasoline conservation, a reduction of dependence on foreign oil, and the right turn on red policy.

Keywords: U.S. Congress; energy legislation; Gerald Ford; energy crisis; gasoline conservation; right turn on red

Chapter.  11069 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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