TITLE

Oil Slick

PUB. DATE
October 2000
SOURCE
National Review;10/23/2000, Vol. 52 Issue 20, p15
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the political implications of the decision of the administration of U.S. President Bill Clinton to release a portion of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve gradually through November 2000. The alleged reason is gas price increases, but the real reason could be the presidential candidacy of Vice President Al Gore. The strategy is allegedly counterproductive. In exchange for the released oil, companies are expected to give oil back to the reserve later when prices have dropped. His rival, George W. Bush, has proposed to lower prices by allowing drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska.
ACCESSION #
3656249

 

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