The Senate bill is front and center now, and supporters say it's a step in the right direction. Critics smell big give-aways but not big visions. But almost everyone agrees — from environmentalists to steely security hawks — that forming a strong energy policy is now critical to America's future.
Hear about America's energy survival, and the bills on Capitol Hill.
Dan Lashof, senior scientist and member of the energy commission at the National Resources Defense Council
Jason Grumet, executive director, National Commission on Energy Policy.
This program aired on June 16, 2005.