How an oil shortage in the 1970s shaped today's economic policy

May 31, 2016
Meg Jacobs details the effects of U.S. dependency on foreign oil in her new book.
An attendant at a Texaco petrol station on 1st Avenue and 37th Street, New York, during a fuel shortage in June 1979.

 
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U.S. edging toward energy independence

Feb 7, 2012
Thanks to new domestic sources and tough mileage standards, America is producing 81 percent of its own energy, according to a new report.