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Unformatted text preview: Bhakta 1 Dhara Bhakta J. Neely English 104-531 March 5, 2008 Energy Milestones On August 4, 1977, Jimmy Carter stepped out of his oval office with his brown leather briefcase. He entered a hall with a crowd of suits and smiling faces gazed upon him; promptly, Carter took a seat at the head of the table as he nodded and waved to his fellow colligates. He pulled out his glasses as he read out-loud the inscriptions on crisp white paper resting in front of him. The Executive Order granted consent to take all steps necessary to carry out more than 30 individual energy functions and authorities stated in the Department of Energy Organization Act. With the supportive applauses, the President signed the order. Jimmy Carter established the Department of Energy to officially begin the conservation and regulation of energy uses in the United States and safeguard future of limited natural resources and the environment. The race to develop atomic bombs through the Manhattan Project in 1942 during WII serves as an origin of America beginning its path towards energy regulation. The Atomic Energy Commission permitted civilian government control of the atomic research and development field which later reconstructed into two separate agencies. The energy and development field which later reconstructed into two separate agencies....
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