US Energy Policy Moves in '70s Weren't Complete Mistakes, Speakers Say

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Oct. 6, 2016

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"US government responses to two major crude-oil supply interruptions in the 1970s may appear to generally have created more problems than they solved, speakers at a Resources for the Future (RFF) forum said. But several also laid the framework for potentially more rational responses in a public atmosphere that possibly could become better informed and more rational, they added. 'The stories I share about the past provide cautionary tales for the future,' said Meg Jacobs, the Oct. 5 event’s main speaker who wrote 'Panic at the Pump: The Energy Crisis & the Transformation of American Politics in the 1970s.'"

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