Business: Coal Yes, Tankers No

While he was mulling over his options in Colorado last week, President Ford did not hesitate to use his veto power to knock down two energy-related bills passed by the outgoing 93rd Congress. Both bills, as Ford saw them, were at cross-purposes with the Administration's goals for dealing with both the energy problem and inflation.

> The most critical of Ford's vetoes was his rejection of a strip-mining bill that the House and Senate had been struggling with for the past two years before coming to an agreement on a compromise version last month. Designed to protect Western states from strip mining,...

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