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The Energy Crisis
What exactly is America’s energy problem? According to this panel, the biggest issue is imported oil—and transportation the best arena in which to tackle it.
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The U.S. first became a net importer of oil in 1948. The intervening decades have led Americans down a steady path of price spikes, shortages, and compromised foreign policy decisions. Imported fuel means expensive gasoline, lost jobs, and hobbled industries, while climate change poses risks as dramatic as they are difficult to assess. So how do we fix our fuel and energy problems? Read more.
Do policy makers understand energy well enough to make smart decisions?