ENERGY: Ford Goes It Alone on Oil

The Ford Administration moved last week to get its long-stalled national and global energy programs moving again. While Secretary of State Henry Kissinger was in Paris urging a new conference of oil producers and consumers, President Ford took to national television and ripped into the Democratic-controlled Congress for doing nothing but "drift, dawdle and debate" on domestic energy policy. The President theatrically tore leaves off a calendar to demonstrate that he had been waiting since February for some sort of energy legislation. He then announced that he would go ahead with his...

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