12 Apr '11, 2am

Break Energy Deadlock, Bipartisan Group Urges U.S.

Responsibility for energy and climate change issues cuts across at least eight executive agencies and more than two dozen committees of Congress. The predictable result is policy paralysis, the retired general who stepped down last October as President Obama’s national security adviser argues. Gen. James L. Jones , retired, said in an interview that his inability to streamline executive branch energy policy was one of his greatest shortcomings as National Security Council director. He is now part of a group proposing major government reorganization and other measures to reframe the debate over energy and climate policy. The group includes the retired senators Byron Dorgan, Democrat of North Dakota, and Trent Lott, Republican of Mississippi, and William K. Reilly, a former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and co-chairman of the president’s commission on ...

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