Debate heats up over U.S. Energy Policy, as Senate Bill is introduced
Article first published online: 28 DEC 2012
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Volume 82, Issue 10, pages 125–126, 6 March 2001
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2001), Debate heats up over U.S. Energy Policy, as Senate Bill is introduced, Eos Trans. AGU, 82(10), 125–126, doi:10.1029/EO082i010p00125-02.(
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Wrapping their proposal for a national energy policy in the cloak of national security and economic prosperity a group of mostly Republican U.S. senators introduced legislation on February 26 that was praised by numerous industry groups as far-reaching, long overdue, and striking a balance between energy production and environmental protection.
The bill was panned by some other senators and conservation groups as short-sighted because of what they said are its measures to continue relying on fossil fuels that could produce increased greenhouse gas emissions, its inadequate focus on energy-use efficiency and alternative energies, and—perhaps most controversially—its call for opening parts of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) for oil drilling.