Fuel Efficiency: The Disconnect Between Environmental Policy and Tax Policy


The recent high gas prices in America have intensified the debate over oil and gas efficiency, use, and reserves. As the national average for a gallon tops $2.10, Congress and the President strive to find a common position to foster energy independence, protect the environment, and bolster the struggling economy.

President Bush’s energy policy and recent Senate and House bills have not contemplated their effects on the environmental state of our nation or its impact on the internal revenue code. In this time of uncertainty, energy independence and measured use of resources may be at odds, but must we stray from our other, important policy objectives.


Energy and Utilities Law | Environmental Law | Law | Law and Economics | Law and Politics | Legislation | Natural Resources Law | Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law | Science and Technology Law | Taxation-Federal | Taxation-State and Local

Date of this Version

May 2004