Energy: Less Delay, More Supply

The U.S. and the world badly need more energy in all forms, and quickly. But efforts to increase energy supplies often alarm critics who fear damage to the environment—or, in the case of atomic power, to public safety—and the critics have become increasingly adept at fighting long delaying actions. Last week, however, brought three important pieces of evidence that the need is beginning to overcome the fear. In Washington, the Carter Administration readied a bill to un tie the red tape that has been strangling construction of nuclear-power plants. In Canberra, the Australian government decided to open that country's vast deposits...

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