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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 10 years ago

Why was the Department of Energy created in 1977?

I was told that the DOE was created to lessen our dependence on imported foreign oil.

Now, 33 years later, the annual budget for the DOE $24.2 BILLION, the DOE employs 16,000 Federal employees, and the DOE employs approximately 100,000 contractors. In 1977, 30% of our oil consumption was imported foreign oil. Today 70% of our oil consumption is foreign imports.

How has the Department of Energy lessened our dependence on imported foreign oil?

Aren't we better off returning to 30% or less dependencies?

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago
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    Jimmy Carter created that bureaucracy.

    Jimmy Carter was incompetent as President.

    That department is also incompetent and is one of Jimmy Carter's legacies.

    The department should be eliminated.

    The department does little of anything of value.

    Eliminating that department will save us at least $24 Billion per year in tax dollars and the elimination of that department will reduce some of the government imposed inefficiency in our economy.

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

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    Why was the Department of Energy created in 1977?

    I was told that the DOE was created to lessen our dependence on imported foreign oil.

    Now, 33 years later, the annual budget for the DOE $24.2 BILLION, the DOE employs 16,000 Federal employees, and the DOE employs approximately 100,000 contractors. In 1977, 30% of our oil consumption was...

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  • 10 years ago

    The purpose was to create reliable supplies of the energy we need to continue our economic growth and improve our standard of living.

    Fail and Fail.

    (But then, what Government bureaucracy has ever succeeded?)

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  • It was created to prevent prosperity. It's MAIN function is balking ALL forms of domestic energy production.

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  • 10 years ago

    Needs to be canceled...for two reasons...

    1. Jimmy Carter started it...

    2. They have done nothing...

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  • Nikki
    Lv 7
    10 years ago

    Jimmeh had to pay off a few more cronies.

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  • Peter
    Lv 6
    10 years ago

    Jobs creation bill.

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    another useless bureaucracy

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