DOE would cut R&D outlays for oil, gas but boost clean coal

04/16/2001
The US Department of Energy's latest fiscal 2002 budget proposal would dramatically reduce research on oil, natural gas, and renewable fuels in favor of clean-coal technologies.Energy Sec. Spencer Abraham indicated last week that the budget is a work in progress until the White House unveils an interagency task force's energy policy recommendations.He said, "This budget sets a sensible course by clearly fulfilling commitments and establishing key priorities but at the same time signals our intention to rethink a host of programs while we craft the Bush administration policy."Vice-President Dick Cheney is leading the task force, and recommendations are due before summer (OGJ Online...
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