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Officials and media took little notice of the significant easing of the production cuts. Nixon’s energy czar continued to cling to his now even more badly outdated projections on the oil shortage. At the end of December, Nixon demonstrated his own commitment to saving energy with a symbolic change in his travel plans. He canceled his normal flight via Air Force One back to San Clemente for the holidays. Instead, the First Couple traveled on a United Airlines commercial aircraft, taking five-and-a-half hours.

6 To further demonstrate the urgency of energy policy, Carter promised he would present a comprehensive energy plan in 90 days. _ Preparation of the plan was led by James Schlesinger, who under Nixon and Ford was the Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and Secretary of Defense before being dismissed from Ford’s cabinet in 1975. indd 45 5/9/08 10:23:53 AM 46 a de c la r ation o f e n e rgy i n de pe n de nc e in two prime-time nationally televised addresses in April, it included 113 components, going well beyond the Ford energy proposals in complexity.

The other political hotbed was the debate over ending government controls on the prices of oil and natural gas. Though Carter encouraged the oil patch states during the closing days of his presidential campaign to believe he would support easing out controls, his plan angered the forces of deregulation. Carter and Schlesinger feared deregulating oil would let the OPEC cartel set the price for domestic oil, allow oil and gas companies to garner unearned profits, and adversely impact consumers and the rate of inflation.

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