ENERGY: A Rivalry for Power

Whiplashed by the embargo and leaping oil prices, President Nixon last December set up what became the Federal Energy Administration to centralize U.S. energy policymaking. The centralization lasted little longer than the crisis. Almost as soon as last winter's gasoline lines disappeared, the question of who should coordinate energy policy began to breed baroque rivalries—and now, with the Ford Administration in control, three potent Washington figures are scrapping for leadership. They are:

> Interior Secretary Rogers C.B. Morton. A longtime Republican Party professional, Morton was overshadowed during the Nixon presidency but...

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