Just about everyone claims the U.S. must urgently become "energy independent," yet at the same time just about every policy that may actually serve that goal is met with environmentalist opposition. That contradiction has impeded the Bush Administration's attempts to increase domestic energy production. And even the modest progress so far may be blocked because litigation is driving the conflict out of politics and into the courts.What might be interesting to you in this paragraph when you think of the term paper topic (Energy-Environmental Policy) is that there is an aspect of energy policy that seems opposed to environmental policies that are pursued by some interest groups.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
You might be interested in this commentary about energy policy. Here is the opening paragraph: