Jimmy Carter, “Address to the Nation on Energy,” April 18, 1977 (excerpts).

President Carter delivered this speech on the energy crisis in 1977. He proposed a plan to solve the crisis that focused on expanding the government’s responsibility, promoting conservation, and expanding the search for oil to previously untapped areas. What does Carter’s speech tell us about the ways that the energy crises transformed the ways politicians were thinking about the relationship of the state and the environment?

Jimmy Carter, "Address to the Nation on Energy," April 18, 1977. The American Presidency Project (http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=7369).
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