Department of Energy's Emergency Energy Conservation Programs, Hearing Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations, House of Representatives, Ninety-Sixth Congress, Second Session, September 4, 1980   [open pdf - 30MB]

This is the September 4, 1980 hearing on the "Department of Energy's Emergency Energy Conservation Programs," held before the House Subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations. From the opening statement of Toby Moffett: "Today's oversight hearing is focused on the 1979 Emergency Energy Conservation Act, commonly referred to as EECA. That legislation, passed shortly after the seizure of American embassy personnel in Iran, is designed to prepare the Nation in the event of an oil shortage. […] Without such protections, the Nation will be forced once again to undergo the inconveniences and hardships which result from oil supply cutoffs. Perhaps more importantly, we send the signal to OPEC [Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries] nations that we are totally unprepared to deal with shortages, that we continue to be vulnerable to cutoffs and threats that oil sales will be discontinued if we do not follow their foreign policy dictates." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Lex Hester, Toby Moffett, Ken Nelson, and Thomas E. Stelson.

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