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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 12:26:29 AM

No!
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carloco75
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 12:11:15 AM

isn't that the job of EPA¿
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Zonk
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:26:38 PM

My concern is increased spending. Let's get rid of obama's czars for immediate relief.
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CiVX
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:18:55 PM

I thought we were going to be swimming in all the fracking oil.
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us4usa
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:14:17 PM

Sure but first remove all the other agencies, committees and subcommittees...
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granitestater
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:12:25 PM

Seems like more useless, expensive, wasteful government bureaucracy in the making.
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heartbroken2010
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:12:18 PM

Hmm.
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RAE344
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:08:24 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.
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malfrog1
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:08:10 PM

not sure what it would accomplish other than wasting money
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TheSicilian
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:07:09 PM

no more government waste
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naspa
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:06:52 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?
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Why? So more Democrat hacks can have a 6 figure salary?
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N5EXY
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:05:54 PM

XXXX no! Already got DOE and all that other bureaucrap!
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silverfox63
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:05:37 PM

Not from what I can see.
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:05:01 PM

of course not!
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joel27nc
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:04:59 PM

Why, to throw out more tax payers money.
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Caduceus26
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:04:38 PM

No more bureaucracy!
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:02:30 PM

no
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:01:46 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NO, there is already TO MUCH GOVERNMENT!
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:44:41 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 9:42:37 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

oh boy...
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serrog
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:10:42 PM

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

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

Streamline & simplify
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texashoudini
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 8:59:10 PM

No, there are to many boards and government run agencies.
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 8:57:12 PM

Yes, whatever it takes to lower energy costs.
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 8:57:00 PM

Not if obaa runs it.
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