ENERGY: Groping for a Harder Line

To a man, President Ford's energy advisers are agreed on one vital point:

the President's voluntary energy conservation program will have to be scrapped within two months in favor of some far more stringent policy to reduce U.S. dependence on imported oil. But after months of squabbling among themselves both in private and in public, the advisers are still deeply divided on what that policy should be. Almost every imaginable proposal—a return to gasless Sundays, a flat quota on imports, a deliberate attempt to keep prices high to discourage consumption—can be heard...

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