POLICY: Schlesinger's Czardom Takes Shape

"I believe that we have now got such a horrible conglomeration of confusion in the energy field that nobody knows what is going to happen next." So complained President Carter at his news conference last week, and no one would disagree. At present, nine of the eleven Cabinet departments deal with energy policy in one way or another. So do five independent energy agencies. Programs of various sorts in the field have spread through the Washington bureaucracy like derricks in a West Texas oilfield: the Federal Energy Administration runs a total of...

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