POLICY: A Republican Version

Without anything resembling the Administration's publicity blitz for its energy program, the Senate's 38 Republicans last week offered an energy plan of their own. Called the Senate Republican Energy Initiative, the twelve-page document acknowledges the need for action but opposes the Administration's 103-page National Energy Plan (TIME, May 2) in two key areas:

1) The G.O.P. plan would not tax oil at the wellhead, gasoline at the pump or gas-guzzling cars at the factory. Instead, the Republicans want federal price controls removed from all gas and oil when a "true world price for energy resources emerges." Until then, the G.O.P....

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