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Energy Emergencies, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Energy and Power of the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, House of Representatives, Ninety-Fifth Congress, Second Session, November 17, 1978   [open pdf - 135MB]

This is the November 17, 1978 hearing on "Energy Emergencies," held before the Subcommittee on Energy and Power of the U.S. House Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce. From the opening statement of John D. Dingell: "[T]he subcommittee inquires into a number of matters related to information on the coal strike of last year, energy policy and emergencies. This last winter this Nation faced serious problems as a result of a coal strike. The winter before, we experienced other hardships as a result of a natural gas shortage. There is a potential for substantial difficulty to the economy from disorders now existent in the Middle East. The country has learned that energy supply emergencies have dramatic consequences for particular regions of the country and for the country as a whole. Factories may be closed, people may be laid off from their jobs, and the public health and safety may be endangered. [...] At the conclusion of the coal strike, the Chair requested the General Accounting Office to examine DOE's [U.S. Department of Energy's] efforts in this area and to report their findings to the subcommittee. The Chair observes with some distress that the Department of Energy did not show the kind of cooperation that the Chair thought was necessary to a committee of the Congress in a legitimate inquiry."

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Serial No. 95-191
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Date:
1979
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