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Does the U.S. need a National Energy Board?

Institute for Energy Research -- Hofmeister identifies current energy policy as disjointed and broken, the result of “13 executive branch agencies govern[ing] energy and the environment … 26 congressional committees and subcommittees writing legislation on energy … [and] every federal district court hav[ing] authority to delay and ultimately prevent citizens from having the energy they need.”

“By 2020,” he warned in 2010, “there will be inadequate supplies of liquid fuels and electricity taking the nation toward inevitable gas lines, brown-outs, black-outs and extraordinary high prices.” This “energy abyss will stick around for up to a full decade with all of the national insecurity, economic decline, joblessness and social malaise that accompanies energy shortages in third-world countries.”


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Submitted Feb 09, 2013 By: NedW
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bston
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 1:26:29 AM

No!
carloco75
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 1:11:15 AM

isn't that the job of EPA¿
Zonk
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 11:26:38 PM

My concern is increased spending. Let's get rid of obama's czars for immediate relief.
CiVX
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 11:18:55 PM

I thought we were going to be swimming in all the fracking oil.
us4usa
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 11:14:17 PM

Sure but first remove all the other agencies, committees and subcommittees...
granitestater
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 11:12:25 PM

Seems like more useless, expensive, wasteful government bureaucracy in the making.
heartbroken2010
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 11:12:18 PM

Hmm.
RAE344
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 11:08:24 PM

On most days I would say no more government interference, but now I would need more information for this case. For example, would this mean making more refineries or would there be a national standard for gasoline prices. But there is evil in this idea also, a sitting president could set the price of fuel depending on his mood. Imagine, our president who already hates oil and want the price of energy to go up, would do.
malfrog1
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 11:08:10 PM

not sure what it would accomplish other than wasting money
TheSicilian
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 11:07:09 PM

no more government waste
naspa
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 11:06:52 PM

Oh please, invent and reinvent as many government jobs as possible. Who needs efficiency when the regular American individual pays taxes fearing the IRS and will never question the spending?
PrinceLH
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 11:06:31 PM

Why? So more Democrat hacks can have a 6 figure salary?
N5EXY
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 11:05:54 PM

XXXX no! Already got DOE and all that other bureaucrap!
silverfox63
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 11:05:37 PM

Not from what I can see.
alaric76
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 11:05:01 PM

of course not!
joel27nc
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 11:04:59 PM

Why, to throw out more tax payers money.
Caduceus26
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 11:04:38 PM

No more bureaucracy!
JasTheAce
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 11:02:30 PM

no
69Bonne
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 11:01:46 PM

I agree, drop the agency governing and committees.
MG_Sputnik
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:57:12 PM

Um. No!
ccrb
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:56:23 PM

hell no. The free market runs things better in capitalism
ScottTee
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:54:47 PM

no more bureaucrats, only if they eliminate the energy department
clermont40miles
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:52:42 PM

Just let the market - true market, not the mess we have now - determine policy. The rest is sludge gumming up the works.
Chris46
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:51:20 PM

Do we seriously need another government agency?
granitestater
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:48:27 PM

Is this serious?
Jeeputtputt
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:47:07 PM

not my job
mazda03
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:44:49 PM

no gouv in my pocket......
Mowerman08
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:44:42 PM

NO, there is already TO MUCH GOVERNMENT!
jrsva
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:44:41 PM


Hmmmmm, I’m not so sure that I consider the Federal Reserve to be a model agency.
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:42:37 PM

In this regard less is more.
TheHermit
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:38:05 PM

No
veemotors
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:34:53 PM

too much crack in the world
RAKARWOWSKI
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:33:38 PM

NO!!!!! We need less government!
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:32:29 PM

No Way!!
mstearno
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:31:22 PM

no
Buickdriver7
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:29:19 PM

More bureaucracy!
emtrob2012
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:27:39 PM

its called the EPA...they control most things..
BREW9
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:27:06 PM

no
elcid1300
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:24:48 PM

Just another reason to raise gas prices.
bvrbill
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:24:46 PM

Not sure that more government is the answer
Buddy2264
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:18:48 PM

There is so much government waste in both local and federal that I am not sure we can ever correct it now.
Lukus
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:18:34 PM

OK
DrLyon
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:15:04 PM

Streamline and consolidate....
Perhaps then there would be a tax saving....
HoosierDaddyKY
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:14:31 PM

oh boy...
serrog
Champion Author Nova Scotia

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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:10:42 PM

More bureaucracy???
gmcgas
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:10:24 PM

don't think so.
JaegerWMeister
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:05:04 PM

Streamline & simplify
texashoudini
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:59:10 PM

No, there are to many boards and government run agencies.
rawdog1313
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:57:12 PM

Yes, whatever it takes to lower energy costs.
Math6149
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:57:00 PM

Not if obaa runs it.
rjoeh
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:49:59 PM

t shouldn't be disjointed since the energy program is run by an Obama Appointee... the Energy CZAR. With all that power in one mans hands... their should not be any confusion... RIGHT????
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