"The United States should not wait for a crisis to plan a secure energy future for the nation."
- AFL-CIO 1993
Energy policy has been ignored for too long. US dependence on imported oil has increased substantially over the past decade. Once a central focus of US policy, government spending energy conservation, research and development and the development of domestic energy resources has declined over the past two decades.
UJAE unions recognized the energy policy must receive more attention to assure that energy supplies are adequate and affordable for American consumers. Failure to address energy policy will result in greater than necessary dependence on imports and will increase the vulnerability of American workers and consumers to oil import disruptions and volatile energy prices.
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