National Energy Policy

The subcommittee heard testimony on the U.S. national energy policy from representatives of the General Accounting Office, the Department… read more

The subcommittee heard testimony on the U.S. national energy policy from representatives of the General Accounting Office, the Department of Energy, and consumer advocate groups. Subcommittee Chairman Wyden said the Department of Energy had gone to great lengths to obscure the decision making process concerning the national energy policy, and had in fact made decisions according to political concerns unrelated to the best interests of the nation. Particularly disturbing to Chairman Wyden was the inclusion of the Clean Air Act as part of the environment aspect of the nation’s energy policy when in fact it would have been instituted without a new energy policy, since it was formulated and instituted separately. Witnesses testified on the analytical processes of the Department of Energy in formulating the national energy policy. Ms. English-Joseph said the Department of Energy had not tried to hide the fact that the national energy policy included already initiated policy measures, but she questioned the value of a national energy policy that contained previously accepted initiatives. close

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Program ID:
18839-1
Category:
House Committee
Format:
House Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 8, 1991
Last Aired:
Jul 13, 1991

Airing Details

  • Jul 08, 1991 | 10:00am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 08, 1991 | 10:48pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 10, 1991 | 2:20am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 13, 1991 | 8:27am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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