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Energy Policy and Conservation Act

Bill Number: S-622

Public Law Number: 94-163

Enacted - Signed by the President

Once the president signs a bill, it becomes a law.

Full title...
An act to increase domestic energy supplies and availability; to restrain energy demand; to prepare for energy emergencies; and for other purposes.

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This was a move toward self-sufficiency

This bill was written in 1975 as a response to the 1973 oil embargo against the United States by OPEC.

What this bill did

Provisions of the bill included...

o Establishing the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

o Establishing Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards to make cars and light trucks more fuel efficient.

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