This one is just too rich to pass up.
"Based on the Department's analysis, we concur with the conclusion advanced in your letter that over the next 12 to 18 months there are only limited opportunities to increase [natural gas] supply; and that, therefore, the emphasis must be on conservation, energy efficiency and fuel switching."
-- Spencer Abraham, Secretary of Energy, letter to Sen. Tom Daschle, 6 June 2003
"Conservation may be a sign of personal virtue, but it is not a sufficient basis for a sound, comprehensive energy policy."
-- Dick Cheney, Vice President, 1 May 2001