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Gerald Ford and the Challenges of the 1970s$
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Yanek Mieczkowski

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780813123493

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813123493.001.0001

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Breaking the Energy Logjam

Breaking the Energy Logjam

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(p.246) Chapter 15 Breaking the Energy Logjam
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Gerald Ford and the Challenges of the 1970s
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Yanek Mieczkowski

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813123493.003.0016

This chapter examines the U.S. Congress' drafting of as energy legislation in June 1975. The bill was developed after former President Gerald Ford's angry television performances and actions concerning the Congress' lack of action on the energy crisis. The provisions of the proposed bill included measures to enforce gasoline conservation, a reduction of dependence on foreign oil, and the right turn on red policy.

Keywords:   U.S. Congress, energy legislation, Gerald Ford, energy crisis, gasoline conservation, right turn on red

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