Singer's comments appear to misinterpret, or miss the emphasis of, several points in our article.

1) He infers that we advocate “raising energy taxes or … directly enforcing conservation.” There are no explicit statements thereof in our article. The main thrust of the criticized item was that the public should be more aware and have a greater spirit of cooperation. We do feel that it is desirable that the public be better informed—something to which the AGU can contribute—entirely aside from governmental compulsion, something which is not AGU's business.