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Reliable, Affordable, and Environmentally Sound Energy for America's Future

Released on May 17, 2001, this much-anticipated (and much-leaked) report lays out the Bush Administration's proposed national energy policy. The 163-page report contains over 100 recommendations, including the construction of over 1,300 new power plants, new oil and gas exploration and drilling (including in part of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge), and the increased use of nuclear power. Critics of the plan have denounced it for focusing on production rather than conservation. They have pointed out that the committee that drafted the report was dominated by representatives of the energy industry and contained no environmentalists or conservationists. The report has also been criticized by some conservative groups unhappy with its proposals to weaken property rights in order to speed up power line and plant construction. Without a doubt, the plan will be a tough sell in the country and especially in Congress. For more on the new energy policy see the In the News section in this week's Scout Report for Social Sciences & Humanities
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Alternate Title National Energy Policy
Date Issued 2001
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Date of Scout Publication 2001-05-18
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