90. Editorial Note

On June 4, 1971, President Richard Nixon announced that the United States was prepared to “move promptly” to permit Canadian crude oil into the United States “free of any quantitative restraints,” once agreement had been reached on the security of supply. This announcement was part of Nixon’s message to Congress on a new energy program. Other measures he proposed were funding for research and development, aid for the development of nuclear energy, the leasing of energy resources on Federal lands, environmental regulations, and formation of a single structure within a proposed Department of Natural Resources to unite all important energy resource development programs. The President’s announcement is printed in full in Public Papers: Nixon, 1971, pages 703–714.