TOO MUCH ENERGY CONSERVATION?

Energy conservation is a good thing. It deserves serious attention as Congress considers the Bush administration's proposed National Energy Strategy. But too much of this good thing would be expensive and wrong. Conservation is good until it extracts uncompensated sacrifice from individuals. Congress is rushing toward that extreme with proposals for energy tax hikes and tighter automobile fuel efficiency standards. It is being helped by calls for gasoline tax increases from oil company

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