Environmental laws and other regulatory restraints have seriously hampered progress toward achieving national objectives of greater energy self-sufficiency. Significant energy projects have been stymied by the instability of regulations and erosion of economic liberties. Although there are encouraging signals of a move toward a more practical regulatory climate for the energy industry, advocates of this movement must support it strongly while the momentum is building. Several definitive methods are suggested as potential avenues to re-establish a greater degree of economic freedom so important to the long-term strength of our nation.

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