Back in 1978, Congress passed an energy bill, the National Energy Act, including an obscure provision that seemed like an incremental tweak to U.S. energy policy. But eventually, that incremental...
Left-coast lawmakers envision a greener America.
“For the first time, the U.S. government is ready to provide a comprehensive energy policy,” says Michael Zimmer, of counsel with the Thompson Hine law firm in Washington, D.C. “An energy policy that’s integrated with the country’s economic and foreign policies would be a major step forward in aligning the best interests of the country with its competitive future in the global marketplace.”
In this respect at least, California-style forward thinking fits perfectly with the historic changes that are happening in Washington, D.C. As long as Left Coast leaders incorporate the sober realities of the real world into their national policy aspirations, California dreamin’ might serve America well in the years to come.