Energy: A Department in Disarray

Empty offices and lack of drive at Schlesinger's shop

Even if he were not constantly having to drop everything to plead with some legislator over the fate of the energy bill, James Schlesinger would have his big hands full. The job of shaping up his seven-month-old Department of Energy is turning out to be just about as tough as moving President Carter's energy bill through Congress. Though DOE was set up to bring order, drive and direction to the uncoordinated activities of the 50 federal agencies involved in energy matters, Secretary Schlesinger's superagency has...

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