Cheney pushes production over conservation
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MAY 1, 2001

At a speech in Canada, Vice President Dick Cheney on Monday pushed the Bush administration's energy policy of increased production over increased conservation.

Citing the nation's looming energy crisis, Cheney said 1,300 to 1,900 new power plants will be needed over the next 20 years, a rate of construction of one every week. He also said drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) was a top priority.

Regarding conservation and alternative, renewable energy sources, Cheney said he didn't think Americans should be expected to change their energy consumption overnight.

Get the Story:
Bush Energy Plan Will Emphasize Production (The Washington Post 5/1)

Relevant Links:
Gwich'in Steering Committee -
Oil Issues in ANWR, US Fish and Wildlife -
The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, US Fish and Wildlife Service -
The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Pro-Development site -

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