In this 1973 speech, President Richard Nixon outlines his plans to reduce national energy consumption and calls on U.S. citizens to follow his lead in achieving energy independence. What role did Nixon see for coal and nuclear power in providing new sources of energy? How had changes in American energy consumption helped create the energy crisis? What were implications for environmental regulation and domestic energy production?
Nixon, Richard. “Address to the Nation About Policies To Deal With the Energy Shortages.” In Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Richard Nixon, 1973, 916 – 920. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1975.
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