In recent years, increasing oil prices, combined with ongoing unrest in the Middle East, surging demand from energy-thirsty nations, and natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina, have conspired to encourage Americans to rethink how they use energy resources. Energy Policy explores the many issues related to the supply of energy in the United States: the availability of oil and American dependence on foreign oil, drilling in the Arctic Refuge, pollution concerns, alternative energy sources such as wind and solar power, and the safety of nuclear power.
Full-color and black-and-white photographs. Elements of the argument. Appendix. Resources. Sidebars. Notes. Index.
About the Author(s)
Paul Ruschmann, J.D., is a legal analyst and writer based in Canton, Michigan. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and his law degree from the University of Michigan. His areas of specialization include legislation, public safety, traffic and transportation, and trade regulation. He is the author of several titles in Chelsea House's Point/Counterpoint series, including Legalizing Marijuana, The War on Terror, Media Bias, Tort Reform, and Miranda Rights.