CONFERENCES: Opening the Debate

"The question is whether we go skittering off the edge of the cliff in a blind way or whether we start to make the adjustments now. The purpose of the President's program is to start adjusting now for what will inevitably happen in the future. "

In that measured, dispassionate manner, James R. Schlesinger, who is President Carter's Mr. Energy, spelled out the Administration's approach to the nation's looming energy crisis. He was speaking to members of Time Inc.'s third energy conference. The timing could hardly have been more propitious. Only two weeks...

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