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MS Carol Woodcock 1979-1983 14 boxes

Arranged alphabetically. Carol Woodcock worked on housing and energy issues from 1979-1983. Timothy Woodcock also contributed to the files in this category. Some of the issues chronicled here are:

1)  A proposal to abolish the Department of Energy (DOE). After the fuel crisis of the mid-1970s, the continued utility of the DOE came into question. In 1981, President Reagan introduced a proposal to abolish the four year old department, in order to improve government efficiency and reduce costs. In line with this proposal, Senator Roth of Delaware introduced the Federal Energy Reorganization Act of 1982 (S. 2562), which was a bill to transfer the functions of the DOE to other agencies, and to establish the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) as an independent agency. A hearing was held on this bill by the Governmental Affairs Committee in September 1982. Concerned that the bill placed too much emphasis on developing nuclear power at the expense of other energy resources, Senator Cohen introduced an amendment to S.2562 which called for a balanced energy policy and a strong commitment to energy research and development.

2)  A plan submitted by International Generation and Transmission of New Hampshire in 1979 to import Canadian electrical power. This was an attempt to relieve New England of its dependence on imported oil through the use of hydro and nuclear generated electricity from Canada.

3)  Problems related to nuclear power, and the disposal of nuclear waste. The 1979 nuclear accident on Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania prompted Maine citizens to be concerned about the possible dangers of living near the Maine Yankee nuclear power plant in Wiscasset, Maine. Records about this are included here, as are legislative initiatives such as the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982, which became public law in 1983. This law confirmed the responsibility of the U.S. Department of Energy to manage high-level radioactive waste.

4)  Energy assistance funding and weatherization programs.

Records include legislative memos which provide summaries of a number of energy issues, hearing materials, newspaper clippings, and correspondence from Cohen's colleagues and energy organizations.

Folder Titles

Appropriations, continuing resolution, 1982.
Appropriations, energy, 1981, 2 folders.
Appropriations, energy and water, 1982.
Appropriations, second round, 1981.
Bangor Dam, 1979.
Biddeford: waste-to-energy incinerator, 1984.
Budget, alternative energy, environmental groups, 1982.
Budget, President's energy programs, 1982, 2 folders.
Budget request, energy, 1983, 2 folders.
Budget, second resolution, Senate.
Canadian electricity imports, 1978-1979, 2 folders.
Canadian energy policy, 1982.
Central Maine Power, Sears Island proposal, 1978-1980, 3 folders.
Coal information, 1980.
Coal leasing, 1983, 4 folders.
Coal leasing moratorium, 1983.
Coal leasing, watt giveaway and environmental consequences, 1983-1984.
Coal sale, Powder River, 1982-83.
Coal slurry pipeline, 1982-1983, 2 folders.
Continuing resolutions, energy, 1982-1983.
Conservation caucus, 1981-1982, 2 folders.
Conservation of energy, 1981-1982.
Conservation Service Reform Act, 1984.
Conservation subcommittee hearing, weatherization grants, 1981.
Conservation tax credits, 1981.
Conservation, weatherization and furnace retro-fitting, 1979-1981, 2 folders.
Construction work in progress, 1983.
Construction work in progress, 1984.
Daylight savings time extension, 1983.
Department of Agriculture, energy grants program, 1980-1982.
Department of Energy, abolition of agency, subcommittee hearing, 1982.
Department of Energy authorization, 1981.
Department of Energy budget resolution, 1981.
Department of Energy, elimination, energy future, 1985.
Department of Energy, extended burn-up, appropriations, 1982.
Department of Energy, functions and oversight hearing, 1983.
Department of Energy, hearing, environmental and safety issues, 1987.
Department of Energy, proposed energy cuts, 1981.
Department of Energy, reductions in force, 1982.
Department of Energy, Reagan's attempt to abolish, 1981.
Department of Energy, reorganization, 1981.
Department of Energy, reorganization, 1982.
Department of Energy, Reorganization Bill, hearing, 1982, 2 folders.
Department of Energy, reorganization, general information, 1982, 4 folders.
Department of Energy, reorganization hearing, witnesses and testimony, 1982.
Department of Energy, reorganization plan, 1982, 2 folders.
Department of Energy, research and development facilities hearing, 1982.
Department of Energy, S. 2562, transfer of functions to other agencies, 1982, 2 folders.
Economic Regulatory Administration, escrow settlement account, 1983.
Energy Assistance Bill, Danforth.
Energy assistance funding, 1981-1982.
Energy assistance, HEAP program abuse, 1981.
Energy assistance, Home Energy Assistance Program, 1983-1985.
Energy assistance, Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations Bill, 1981.
Energy assistance, Maine correspondence, 1979-1980, 3 folders.
Energy assistance, optimal weatherization, national conference proceedings, 1980.
Energy assistance, President's budget, 1982.
Energy Assistance Program, 1982-1983.
Energy assistance, stop-gap funds, government shut-down, 1981.
Energy assistance, supplemental appropriations, 1982.
Energy assistance, weatherization, 1980-1981.
Energy assistance, weatherization, 1982.
Energy assistance, weatherization, winter, 1981-1982.
Energy assistance, Weatherization Assistance Program, annual report, 1981-1982.
Energy assistance, Weatherization Assistance Program, background, 1980-1983.
Energy assistance, Weatherization Bill S. 590, Cohen, 1982.
Energy assistance, weatherization initiative, 3 folders.
Energy assistance, weatherization, jobs bills, 1983.
Energy assistance, weatherization, National Community Action Foundation, 1984.
Energy assistance, weatherization, pending legislation, 1981.
Energy assistance, weatherization, proposed rules, 1982.
Energy assistance, weatherization, reconciliation, spending cuts, 1981.
Energy Emergency Preparedness Act, S. 2332, 2 folders.
Energy, general policy statements, 1979-1981.
Energy Information Administration (EIA).
Energy Information Administration, info gathering, 1984.
Energy research and development, 1981-1983.
Energy resiliency, 1982.
Energy systems, physical security, 1983.
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Project, 1982.
Federal Energy Reorganization Act, Percy-Cohen Amendment, 1982.
Gorham International, 1981-1982.
Hague International, 1980.
Hague International, 1982.
Hague International and Department of Energy.
Hypothermia and the aged, 1981.
Interior appropriations, 1982.
International Generation and Transmission, 1979, 3 folders.
New England Energy Park Project, E.G. and G., Inc., 1979-1980.
Nuclear, Clinch River Breeder Reactor Project, 1979, 2 folders.
Nuclear, Clinch River Breeder Reactor Project, 1981-1983, 2 folders.
Nuclear, Clinch River Breeder Reactor, briefing book, 1982, 2 folders.
Nuclear, Clinch River Breeder Reactor, funding, 1982.
Nuclear, Clinch River Breeder Reactor, funding plan, 1983.
Nuclear, Clinch River Breeder Reactor, Nuclear Regulatory Commission process exemption, 1982.
Nuclear, Clinch River Breeder Reactor, plutonium requirements, 1982-1983.
Nuclear, correspondence, 1980.
Nuclear, costs versus coal.
Nuclear, criteria for preparation, 1980.
Nuclear, decommissioning plants, 1981-1982.
Nuclear evacuation plan, 1980-1981.
Nuclear, imported fuel, 1981.
Nuclear, light water reactor improvement program, efficiency, 1981-1982.
Nuclear, Maine Yankee, 1980-1983, 3 folders.
Nuclear, Maine Yankee, anti-nuclear sector, 1979.
Nuclear, Maine Yankee Referendum, 1980.
Nuclear, Maine Yankee Referendum, 1982.
Nuclear, Maine Yankee Shutdown, 1979, 3 folders.
Nuclear Nonproliferation Act, 1981.
Nuclear, planning basis, 1978.
Nuclear power plant risks, 1980-1983.
Nuclear, Reagan's policy, 1981.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission Authorization, 2 folders.
Nuclear Regulatory Committee, 1981-1982, 2 folders.
Nuclear, spent fuel reprocessing plant, Barnwell, South Carolina, 1981-1982.
Nuclear, Three Mile Island, 1979.
Nuclear, Three Mile Island assistance legislation, 1980-1982, 2 folders.
Nuclear, Three Mile Island clean up, 1982.
Nuclear waste, armed forces, 1982.
Nuclear waste disposal, Department of Energy Crystalline Rock Project, 1983.
Nuclear waste management, 1979-1980.
Nuclear waste policy, 1982, 2 folders.
Nuclear waste site, Maine, 1980.
Nuclear waste transport, 1980.
Petroleum, alcohol fuels, appropriations, 1981.
Petroleum, Amoco (Standard Oil Company) consent agreement, 1980, 2 folders.
Petroleum, Amoco (Standard Oil Company) leaves Maine, 1978-1982.
Petroleum, divorcement, 1982.
Petroleum, Economic Regulatory Administration, oil over-charges, 1982-1983.
Petroleum, ethanol plant in Maine, D.W. Small and Sons, Inc., 1980-1981.
Petroleum, ethanol plant at Washburn, Maine, Johnson Products, Inc., 1980.
Petroleum, fuel allocation cut-backs, 1979.
Petroleum, fuel grade ethanol plant, Auburn, Maine, 1982.
Petroleum, fuel overcharge bill, 1981-1982.
Petroleum, gas, oil from Canada, 1980.
Petroleum, gasohol, 1982.
Petroleum, gasoline and distillate supply, 1982-1983, 2 folders.
Petroleum, gasoline retailers, 1980.
Petroleum, Gulf Oil correspondence, 1980-1984.
Petroleum, lead emissions, Environmental Protection Agency, 1982.
Petroleum, McClure's Bill, Emergency Petroleum Allocation Act, 1981.
Petroleum, Mobile-Marathon merger, 1981.
Petroleum, Natural Gas Policy Act, 1980.
Petroleum, natural gas use, Maine, 1982-1983.
Petroleum, New England oil supply, 1979-1980, 4 folders.
Petroleum, oil de-control, 1982.
Petroleum, oil, Excess Profits Tax Act, S. 340, 1991.
Petroleum, oil import fee, 1981-1982.
Petroleum, oil shortage, Maine, 1979.
Petroleum, oil supply and price, winter, 1981-1982.
Petroleum, Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and other producers, 1979-1980.
Petroleum, Post Emergency Petroleum Act (EPAA), conference report, 1982.
Petroleum, Regional Strategic Petroleum Reserve, 1982.
Petroleum, Residential Conservation Service, 1982.
Petroleum, Residual Entitlements Program, 1980.
Petroleum, Residual Entitlements clean up lists, 1981.
Petroleum retailers, Case for Legislative Relief, 1980, 2 folders.
Petroleum, service station reports, letters, 1980.
Petroleum, standby oil controls, 1981, 2 folders.
Petroleum, strategic reserve, 1981-1982.
Petroleum, summit on middle distillates, 1979.
Petroleum, Texaco, 1979.
Petroleum, Texaco credit restrictions, home heating oil, 1980.
Petroleum, waste oil, 1979-1980.
Petroleum, Webber Fuel Company, 1979.
Residential energy credit, Enertrol, 1979.
Renewable energy, conservation, 1983.
Renewable energy debate, 1982, 2 folders.
Renewable energy, Matsunaga "At Risk" Amendment, 1981.
Savitz, Dr. Maxine, 1982.
Solar Bank, 1982.
Solar Bank funds to Maine, 1983.
Solar Energy National Security Employment (SENSE) Act, 1982-1983, 2 folders.
Solar, renewable energy sources, 1982.
Solar tax credits, 1981.
Tax credits, 1981.
United Timber, biomass project, 1983.
Washington Public Power Supply System (WPPSS) debate, 1983.
Williams, Bill, energy assistance, 1979.
Windfall profit tax, 1980-1981.
World supplies of energy, 1982-1983.

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