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Gale Norton on Welfare & Poverty

Secretary of Interior (Pres. Bush Cabinet)


Promote energy security with more LIHEAP spending.

Norton adopted the National Energy Policy Development Group report:

The National Energy Policy seeks to lessen the impact on Americans of energy price volatility and supply uncertainty. Such uncertainty increases as we reduce America ís dependence on foreign sources of energy. At the same time, however, we recognize that a significant percentage of our resources will come from overseas. Energy security must be a priority of US trade and foreign policy. We must look beyond our borders and restore America ís credibility with overseas suppliers. In addition, we must build strong relationships with energy-producing nations in our own hemisphere, improving the outlook for trade, investment, and reliable supplies. Energy security also requires preparing our nation for supply emergencies, and assisting low-income Americans who are most vulnerable in times of supply disruption, price spikes, and extreme weather.

Source: National Energy Policy report 01-NEPD4 on May 2, 2001

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