A  Concurrent  Resolution urging the United States government
to establish a federal energy policy.
      WHEREAS,  The nation faces a growing shortage of domestic oil and
the world may face petroleum shortages in the next fifty years; and

      WHEREAS,  Natural gas has risen dramatically in price because de-
mand has increased faster than supplies are discovered; and

      WHEREAS,  Domestic consumers are faced with ever-increasing
price spikes and lowered expectations of the market meeting the demand
for energy; and

      WHEREAS,  The American association of petroleum geologists, in
concert with other scientific professional learned societies, is convening
in Washington, D.C., on April 23, 2001, to address the need for a national
energy supply and to look for new sources of energy; and

      WHEREAS,  The United States does not have a public policy on en-
ergy: Now, therefore,

      Be it resolved by the Senate of the State of Kansas, the House of Rep-
resentatives concurring therein: That the legislature of the state of Kan-
sas encourages the development of a federal energy policy that considers
all possible future sources of energy; and

      Be it further resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send
enrolled copies of this resolution to the President of the United States;
the Vice-President of the United States; Majority Leader and Minority
Leader of the United States Senate; the Speaker, Majority Leader and
Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives; the Sec-
retary of the United States Department of Energy; to each member of
the Kansas Congressional Delegation; and to the American Association
of Petroleum Geologists, P.O. Box 979, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 74101-0979.

 Adopted by the House March 15, 2002.
Adopted by the Senate
February 13, 2002.