Bush, Gore highlight energy strategies in debate

Texas Gov. George W. Bush has criticized Vice-Pres. Al Gore and the Clinton administration for not developing a comprehensive US energy policy, while Gore said the US needs to "free itself from the price manipulations of big oil companies and the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries."The two presidential candidates touched upon their proposals for a US energy strategy at the first presidential debate Oct. 3 in Boston. Bush proposed increasing US oil and natural gas exploration and production efforts, while Gore said he would offer tax cuts and incentives for developing more fuel-efficient cars, factories, and furnaces and for developing alternative sources of energy. Domestic sup...

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