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  • Backgrounder posted July 30, 1987 by Milton R. The Alaskan Key to U.S. Energy Security

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 596 July 30, 1987 THE ALASKAN KEY TO US. ENERGY SECURITY INTRODUCTION United States domestic oil production this May was nearly 400,000 barrels per day (b/d) less than in May 1986 U.S. oil consumption this May was 300,000 b/d greater than last May. The number of U.S. operating rotary oil drilling rigs stood at 800 f o r the week of…

  • Backgrounder posted April 29, 1987 by Milton R. America's Looming Energy Crisis: The Causes

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 578 A pril 29, 1987 AMERICA'S LOOMING ENERGY CRISIS THE CAUSES INTRODUCTION As world ener prices have fallen, the United States has been increasing its imports of foreign oil and re Y ucing its efforts to discover new domestic supplies. This could be bad oll pr o duction fel P from nearly 9.2 million barrels per day (mbd) to just…

  • Executive Memorandum posted October 9, 1986 by Milton R. Why the Superfund Pork Barrel Deserves a Veto

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 10/9/86 136 WHY THE SUPERFUND PORK BARREL ..DESERVES A VETO. As Congress prepares for the October recess, lawmakers have just rushed through a $9-billion Superfund reauthorization bill. Although its d efenders try to present the Superfund reauthorization as decisive action by Congress to address a…

  • Backgrounder posted September 9, 1986 by Milton R. The High Cost of the 55 MPH Speed Limit

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 532 5 i THE,.HlGH COST OF THE 55 MPH SPEED LIMIT INTRODUCTION Part of America's summer ritual for the past dozen years has been the crescendo of complaints about the the 55 mile per hour speed limit, technically called the National Maximum Speed Law (NMSL This summer is no exception. Vacationing Americans taking to the road feel…

  • Backgrounder posted June 30, 1986 by Milton R. The American Consumer Pays Dearly for the Liability InsuranceCrisis

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 519 June 30, 1986 THE AMERICAN CONSUMER PAYS DEARLY FOR THE LIABILITY INSURANCE CRISIS INTRODUCTION The liability insurance crisis is now pinching the U.S consumer reflects the cost of insuring their manufacturers again st product liability lawsuits burden the consumer ultimately bears indirect costs. Products are being…

  • Backgrounder posted April 21, 1986 by Milton R. How Congress Can Strengthen U.S. Energy Security

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 505 April 21, 1986 HOW CONGRESS CAN STRENGTHEN US. ENERGY SECURITY INTRODUCTION The tax %eformu measure meandering through Congress would affect many industries. Oil is among the most important. A series of federal actions in the past 17 years has eliminated tax code provisions essential: to the long-term health of…

  • Executive Memorandum posted April 11, 1986 by Milton R. A Six-Point Strategy for Enjoying Low Oil Prices While EnhancingU.S. Energy Security

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 4/11/86 114 A SIX-POINT STRATEGY FOR ENJOYING LOW O IL PRICES WHILE ENHANCING U.S. ENERGY SECURITY Most Americans probably only dimly recall what life was like before OPEC's extortionist oil prices. Now at last, the U.S. is e xperiencing relief as the OPEC oil cartel…

  • Backgrounder posted April 4, 1986 by Milton R. What Next for NASA

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 1 8 500 April 4, 1986 WHAT NEXT FOR NASA INTRODUCTION The January 28th explosion of the Challenger Space Shuttle and the death of its seven-member crew dealt the U.S. space program the most serious setba ck in its quarter-century history tragedy was America's first in-flight loss of life. It destnyed one-fourth of the…

  • Backgrounder posted February 13, 1986 by Milton R. Cutting the Deficit by Selling Federal Power MarketingAdministrations

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 48 5 February 13, 1986 CUlTING THE DEFICIT BY SELLING FEDERAL POWER MARKETING ADMINISTRATIONS INTRODUCTION Among the most farsighted items in President Reagan's FY 1987 budget is the proposal to sell the Power Marketing Administrations PMAs These federally o wned installations generate and sell electric power in 26 states. The sale…

  • Backgrounder posted September 19, 1985 by Milton R. Offshore Oil Leasing: Key to U.S. Energy Security

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 456 September 19 1985 OFFSHORE OIL LEASING KEY TO U.S. ENERGY. SECURITY INTRODUCTION At the peak of the energy crisis, in 1979, Congress sought to spur offshore energy exploration by enacting the Outer Continental Shelf Leasing Act Amendments OCSLAA. This called for the In expedited exploration and development of the…

  • Backgrounder posted June 10, 1985 by Milton R. The Many Hazards of a Mega-Superfund

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 440 June 10, 1985 THE MANY HAZARDS OF A MEGA-SUPERFUND INTRODUCTION Responding to the outcry following hazardous waste leakages at New Yorkls Love Canal and other locations, Congress enacted in 1980 the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, commonly referred to as the llSuperfund.ll Its aim is to…

  • Backgrounder posted May 15, 1985 by Milton R. An Rx for the Product Liability Epidemic

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 434 May 15, 1985 AN 'Rx FOR THE PRODUCT LIABILITY EPIDEMIC INTRODUCTION Item: A man sticks his two-year-old son's head between the running blades of a ceiling fan--and then sues the manufacturer for failing to warn him the child might be injured. Item: A company that had manufactured textile machinery for 136 years…

  • Backgrounder posted April 23, 1985 by Milton R. Why Auto Mileage Rules Should Be Relaxed

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 426 April 23, 1985 WHY AUTO MILEAGE RULES SHOULD BE RELAXED INTRODUCTION In the near-panic following the 1973 Arab oil embargo, Congress passed the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA) of 1975. Among the Act's provisions is the requirement that U.S auto manufacturers meet annual miles per gallon targets set by the Department of…

  • Backgrounder posted April 12, 1985 by Milton R. Salvaging the Synthetic Fuels Corporation

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 423 April 12, 1985 A rL FUELS CORPORATiON INTRODUCTION Once hailed as the "centerpiece of President James Carter's energy program,Il the Synthetic Fuels Corporation (SFC) is now viewed widely as an agency without a mission. Great strides in energy efficiency, coupled with new oil discoveries outs i de the Persian Gulf,…

  • Backgrounder posted April 3, 1985 by Milton R. Superfund Extension: How Much Is Enough?

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 420 April 3, 1985 SUPERFUND. EXTENSION HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH INTRODUCTION The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, commonly called the "Superfund," was enacted by Congress in 1980. The Superfund legislation provided 'federal money for the cleanup of hazardous waste disposal sites that posed an imminent…