Alliance President: 'Senate Must Address What House Has So Forcefully Neglected'

Release Date: Thursday, August 2, 2001
Statement by Alliance to Save Energy President David M. Nemtzow on Passage of House Energy Policy Bill

“OPEC is back in the driver's seat — and the U.S. House of Representatives just gave them the keys. This imbalanced energy policy bill does virtually nothing to make our gas-guzzling nation more energy-efficient — thereby guaranteeing us a future of even more imported oil, pollution, and high fuel bills. It's now up to the Senate to address what the House has so forcefully neglected.

“The House squandered the vote on the most important energy efficiency measure to come before Congress since the 1980s an increase in the nation's fuel efficiency standards that would have reduced U.S. oil consumption by up to 1 million barrels a day in 2010. Fuel economy is now at its lowest point since 1980."