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Implications of High Energy Prices for Low Income People, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Energy and Power of the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, House of Representatives, Ninety-Fifth Congress, Second Session, September 13, 1978   [open pdf - 34MB]

This is the September 13, 1978 hearing on "Implications of High Energy Prices for Low Income People," held before the Subcommittee on Energy and Power of the U.S. House Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce. From the opening statement of Kenneth E. F. Watt : "The energy dilemma confronts democracy with a grave and perhaps novel type of crisis. Democracy can work well only when a large majority of the electorate has the facts and understanding necessary to vote in its own best interest. Unfortunately, nothing could be further from the truth in the case of energy policy. Polls over the last 2 years show consistently that 38 to 50 percent of the adult U.S population does not believe we are importing any crude oil at all. [...] [I]f Congress does not ultimately vote as implied by this argument--before there is a constituency for it we may have a grave problem--by the time there is a constituency for this argument it may be too late to take the necessary action."

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Serial No. 95-167
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1979
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Public Domain
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