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07/03/2006
Clinton’s energy planYou did a fine job debunking Sen. Hillary Clinton’s energy proposals (OGJ, June 12, 2006, p. 19). Let me add just a couple of points. In the first place, it is possible to make a lot of different arguments sound plausible depending upon the time frame chosen. Her use of the period 1977-85 appears to be neatly designed to avoid the oil price collapse in 1986. Inclusion of data after 1986 reinforces your assertion that market prices had a lot more to do with this conservation than government regulations.Secondly, while the average fuel economy of the US passenger car fleet improved from 14.1 mpg in 1977 to 17.5 mpg in 1985, it is unclear how much of this was...
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