Download e-book for iPad: Driving America: Your Car, Your Government, Your Choice by James Johnston

By James Johnston

ISBN-10: 0844740241

ISBN-13: 9780844740249

Johnston has produced a considerate, well-researched and documented paintings facing 3 problems with significant importance to fashionable voters: vehicle gas potency, worldwide warming and pollution. There are interesting insights into the method of laws and rules within the US executive. This e-book might be required interpreting for someone with an curiosity in our surroundings, and drawback in regards to the appropriateness of the measures being taken to guard it.

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These schemes provided no security in energy supply or in employment. Both are flawed central government regulatory plans and programs, rife with unintended consequences of the most serious and negative kinds. Both had the effect of limiting the American consumer’s ability to choose the vehicle that best met his or her needs. 27 But What about Energy Independence? As noted earlier, the United States is further from energy independence than it was in 1975. We now import a much higher percentage of our oil than we did when CAFE was enacted.

On March 28, 1979, radioactive water flooded the building housing the reactor at the Three Mile Island Nuclear Plant in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The plant was shut down for repairs, and although there were no injuries, nuclear energy as a future source of energy independence received a public relations setback from which, unfortunately, it has never recovered. For President Carter, the worst was still to come. S. S. staff was held in captivity until the Carter administration ended in January 1981.

That leaves open, however, the question of whether we should be working toward energy independence. Michael J. Boskin, former chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, addressed this issue in testimony before the National Academy of Sciences–National Research Council study of CAFE in 1991. “Given the increasing integration of world economies and the total integration of the world oil market,” he said, “our energy security cannot be defined independently of that of our friends, allies, and trading partners.

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