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To reduce long waits, Oregon asked motorists to limit purchases of gasoline to odd or even days, based on the number on their license tags. Seven other states and the District of Columbia followed the Oregon example and adopted voluntary plans. Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, and Hawaii went further and mandated the odd-even system. Motorists on the Florida Turnpike had to show they had less than half a tank of gasoline before they could purchase additional fuel. Along the East Coast, many stations operated on split shifts—closing during the middle of the day to spread out the time gasoline was available.

The major weapon would be reducing energy use. ” _ Unlike previous presidents, Carter embraced gasoline taxes as a way to curtail the wasteful use of oil. In mid-February, he wrote “good” next to a recommendation for a gasoline tax, ignoring the political risk of the measure. indd 46 5/9/08 10:23:53 AM A Forgotten Victory Gives Hope 47 Despite opposition from key advisors, Carter decided to go with an increase of five cents per gallon a year up to a cumulative cap of 50 cents. If goals to reduce oil imports were met, the tax would be postponed or even rescinded.

Within six months, each state had to submit a feasibility study for achieving a 5 percent reduction in projected energy consumption by 1980. States were encouraged to permit right turns at red lights to save fuel lost while idling. ) The key conservation item in the bill was mandatory (rather than voluntary, as favored by some) fuel efficiency standards for new automobiles. S. oil use. In effect, Congress adopted efficiency standards on vehicles as a substitute for taxes on fuels. The Energy Policy and Conservation Act constituted a substantial response to the Arab oil embargo that took important steps toward energy independence.

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