Bush Urged to Coordinate Energy Policy
As one of his first acts as president, Sen. Pete Domenici (R-NM)
has called on President George W. Bush to order the three federal
agencies that have jurisdiction over U.S. energy supply to craft
coordinated policies to address the energy crisis facing the
"We are suffering from the complete absence of any coherent
energy policy. The evidence for this is overwhelming. We need
policies that will assure Americans of adequate energy supplies at
reasonable prices," he wrote in a letter to Bush Wednesday.
In the past, the three federal agencies whose policies influence
U.S. energy supply --- the Departments of Energy and Interior and
the Environmental Protection Agency --- "approached each issue from
a perspective defined by their own specific, narrow agency
interests without considering the impact on energy supply,"
Domenici said. "This must change." This disjointed approach poses a
threat to the "national and economic energy security," Domenici
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