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1970s: Oil and gas shortages precipitate an energy crisis in the United States. Cars line up for gasoline, and President Ford appoints an "energy czar" to head U.S. energy policy efforts. As the crisis ends, both politicians and the public realize that these "shortages" were created artificially by oil-producing countries and oil companies in order to boost profits.

Today: The U.S. again faces an energy crisis, but this time the shortages and exorbitant prices affect electricity. California suffers from "rolling blackouts," and the major population centers of the East Coast are warned about similar blackouts or brownouts. President George W. Bush proposes an energy policy that stresses greater production, but many citizens mistrust this policy because of Bush's and Vice-President Dick Cheney's ties to oil companies and the energy industry.

1970s: In Los Angeles, sub-urbanization continues unabated. The central city suffers while middle-class people flee...

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