Editorial - Action on energy

Thundering silence on energy in the US presidential campaigns just ended will serve newly reelected George W. Bush well. He won't be locked into frivolous campaign promises. He'll face energy challenges, though, the same ones Sen. John Kerry would have faced had the election's outcome been different. A bipartisan truth is that further inattention to energy is not an option.Problems of supply beset the US and its world. In the oil market, comfortable surpluses have dissipated in a storm of consumption. Political unrest threatens exports from Venezuela, Nigeria, Iraq, and possibly other important producing nations. Prices have reached heights that not long ago were unimaginable....

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