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UNITED STATES
Bush Plans More Power for the People
President George W. Bush unveiled a national energy strategy aimed at countering what he described as the most serious power crisis in the U.S. since the 1970s. As Americans reeled from fuel-price hikes that took gasoline to more than $2 a gallon, Bush predicted the country would need 1,300 new gas, coal or nuclear power stations over the next 20 years as well as more oil exploration. While the plan offered some conservation incentives, critics pointed to the Adminstration's proposed opening of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil...

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