Accession Number : ADA019347

Title :   Intergovernmental Relations in Energy Policy, or How to Get Along with the In-Laws,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Harris,William R.

Report Date : AUG 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The following are among the author's recommendations: Wherever possible, federal policy planners should resist the temptation to preempt state action; The $10 million FEA grant program is critical in establishing continuing working relations with states, regions, and localities, and in priming the pump for a necessarily larger joint planning program thereafter; Regional or public access to Project Independence Blueprint computer models would be beneficial; Critical planning problems are often regional or interregional (e.g., PAD Districts I, III, V for offshore drilling, and state decisions on synthetic gas and coal involve interregional dependencies); and Productive results can be anticipated from joint federal/interstate-regional, and federal/intrastate-regional energy planning, in addition to FEA grants at the state level.

Descriptors :   *United States Government, *State government, *Energy conservation, *Management planning and control, Cooperation, Energy management, Policies, Decision making, Environments, Offshore drilling, Pipelines, Law, Electric power plants, Site selection

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE