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January 19, 2020

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Energy Policy for a Gas-Guzzling Nation
Last Featured: 9/19/2005

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As gas prices reach near record highs, the focus on our nation’s energy policy is heating up. Although policymakers do not all agree on the best way to reduce U.S. reliance on foreign oil, they acknowledge that something must be done. Should diversification of the energy supply and increased production be the plan’s highest priority or should new technology and conservation be its focus?

James Howard Kunstler is a novelist and journalist who condemns the car-dependent suburbanization of America. He is the author of Geography of Nowhere, Home from Nowhere, The City in Mind, and The Long Emergency: Surviving the End of the Oil Age, Climate Change, and Other Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-first Century.

Jerry Taylor is one of the most frequently cited experts in energy and environmental policy in the nation. He has served on congressional advisory bodies and has testified at hearings on Capitol Hill. Taylor is the author of numerous studies and journal essays on energy and environmental issues, and has contributed to several anthologies, including Earth Report 2000: Revisiting the True State of the Planet.

Paul Roberts writes and lectures frequently on the complex interplay of economics, technology, and the natural world. The End of Oil is his first book. Roberts also writes for Harper’s Magazine and The Los Angeles Times, and has appeared in many other magazines. He was a finalist for the National Magazine Award (1999) and for the New York Public Library Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism in 2005.

Lyle Denniston who provides this week's Supreme Court Update is a veteran United States Supreme Court reporter. For many years, he covered the high Court for the Baltimore Sun; American Lawyer magazine and The Boston Globe. He is currently a regular contributor to SCOTUSblog.com and NPR’s Here and Now.

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