POLICY: From Crisis to Political Issue

ENERGY

From Crisi to Polictical issue

When the emergency energy bill was fed into the congressional legislative mills last October, President Nixon vigorously stressed its importance in helping the Administration meet the nation's fuel crisis. Last week the long-stalled measure won final congressional approval. But instead of welcoming the bill, the President now vows to veto it, leaving the nation's energy policy little advanced beyond where it was at the start of the emergency and transforming the problem of fuel shortages into what could be an explosive political issue.

The bill gives Nixon the sweeping authority he had requested to order nationwide gasoline rationing...

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