WY Elections
9:45 am
Wed August 6, 2008

Enzi Does Not Expect An Energy Policy

Laramie, Wy – Senator Mike Enzi says he does not think a national energy policy is achievable. During a stop in Laramie, Enzi says he understands those who call for such a policy, but he notes that it has been a topic of conversation since the oil crisis of the 1970's.

"And we said we need a national energy policy and we have talked about that for over 30 years, and we don't have one. If you do too comprehensive a bill, five people won't like that part and 11 people won't like this part and pretty quick you're over 41, or 51, either one of those numbers makes the difference, and you don't get to that policy."

Enzi says that is why lawmakers have had to address the energy issue in steps. He says successful policies will encourage the nation to both use less energy and also produce more.