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If you’ve puzzled approximately how the USA can holiday hyperlinks among oil intake, terrorism, and the battle in Iraq, A statement of power Independence: How Freedom from overseas Oil Can enhance nationwide defense, Our economic system, and the Environment will express you the way our state can achieve strength independence and clear up its power hindrance. Written by way of a best strength specialist, this e-book outlines seven economically and politically achievable methods the USA can extra successfully use and bring strength. learn how carbon fuels negatively influence our lives and comprehend the political framework of the strength trouble.

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Indd 31 5/9/08 10:23:25 AM 32 a de c la r ation o f e n e rgy i n de pe n de nc e and mandatory allocation taking hold, motorists in January faced shocks at the pumps far more stunning than any before. m. Seventeen percent were limiting purchases of fuel. 28 A confidential poll conducted by the White House showed that, by mid-January, 37 percent of the population reported difficulties obtaining motor fuel—a big jump from the 16 percent in December. 29 Problems at the pumps and extensive news coverage of the embargo jolted public opinion.

S. ”19 Both sides worked hard behind the scenes to ensure that arms sales were not affected adversely by the very public dispute over oil. ” The king replied that a decision on lifting the embargo could not be made by Saudi Arabia alone. He would need more evidence of progress on the larger issues before he could endorse such a proposal to other Arab states. indd 25 5/9/08 10:23:23 AM 26 a de c la r ation o f e n e rgy i n de pe n de nc e The war was effectively ended by mid–November, though Egypt and Israel still had to work out a specific agreement on postwar lines.

The other political hotbed was the debate over ending government controls on the prices of oil and natural gas. Though Carter encouraged the oil patch states during the closing days of his presidential campaign to believe he would support easing out controls, his plan angered the forces of deregulation. Carter and Schlesinger feared deregulating oil would let the OPEC cartel set the price for domestic oil, allow oil and gas companies to garner unearned profits, and adversely impact consumers and the rate of inflation.

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