The Nation: Launching the Energy Blitz

Coast to coast, Carter and his troops try to plug in the President's plan

When Jimmy Carter declared "the moral equivalent of war" against energy waste last spring, every member of his Cabinet was issued the bureaucrat's equivalent of the infantryman's M-16 rifle: a blue loose-leaf notebook loaded with proposed speeches and pointed statistics dramatizing the need for the President's "National Energy Plan." But as Carter's attention drifted to other subjects, the books gathered dust on secretarial shelves. No more. The energy program is in real trouble in Congress, and General Jimmy has...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!