Notice: Payments for answers will end 4/10/2017. Click for more info.
You have new items in your feed. Click to view.
Question and answer
Q: during the 1973 oil embargo, the federal government instituted a year long daylight savings time. why did it do this?
A: During the 1973 oil embargo by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), in an effort to conserve fuel Congress enacted a trial period of year-round DST (P.L. 93-182), beginning January 6, 1974, and ending April 27, 1975. [ From the beginning, the trial was hotly debated. Those in favor pointed to the benefits of increased daylight hours in the winter evening: more time for
recreation, reduced lighting and heating demands, reduced crime, and reduced automobile accidents. Opposition was voiced by farmers and others whose hours are set by the sun rather than by the clock. With later sunrises and sunsets, they were unable to arrive at work on time after morning activities or participate in evening activities. Another major concern was children leaving for school in the dark. The Act was amended in October 1974 (P.L. 93-434) to return to standard time for the period beginning October 27, 1974, and ending February 23, 1975, when DST resumed. When the trial ended in 1975, the country returned to observing summer DST (with the aforementioned exceptions). ]
Expert answered|kay218|Points 10|
Question
Asked 1/17/2012 9:20:07 AM
0 Answers/Comments
Get an answer
New answers
Rating

There are no new answers.

Comments

There are no comments.

Add an answer or comment
Log in or sign up first.
26,532,447 questions answered
Popular Conversations
Most volcanoes are located at A. hot spots. B. transform ...
Weegy: Most volcanoes are located a the pacific ring of fire.
12/12/2017 8:34:43 AM| 14 Answers
This year, after a lengthy, noisy debate, they decided to take ...
Weegy: This year, after a lengthy, noisy debate, they decided to take separate vacations. This is a Simple Sentence. ...
12/10/2017 4:51:34 AM| 4 Answers
What is the primary mission of the Department of Homeland ...
Weegy: The primary mission of the Department of Homeland Security is " ensuring that the United States and its citizens ...
12/12/2017 7:12:59 AM| 4 Answers
Which layer of Earth is responsible for creating Earth's magnetic ...
Weegy: Earth's "Outer Core" is responsible for creating Earth's magnetic field.
12/12/2017 8:25:18 AM| 4 Answers
Which one of the following types of sentences gives a command or ...
Weegy: Do your work! The sentence above is an example of an IMPERATIVE sentence. User: Which one of the following ...
12/8/2017 6:12:32 AM| 3 Answers
Which one of the following types of sentences gives a command or ...
Weegy: Do your work! The sentence above is an example of an IMPERATIVE sentence. User: Which one of the following ...
12/9/2017 5:01:23 AM| 2 Answers
Weegy Stuff
S
Points 10 [Total 10] Ratings 1 Comments 0 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 5 [Total 5] Ratings 0 Comments 5 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 3 [Total 3] Ratings 0 Comments 3 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 1 [Total 1] Ratings 0 Comments 1 Invitations 0 Offline
S
P
L
P
Points 1 [Total 166] Ratings 0 Comments 1 Invitations 0 Offline
* Excludes moderators and previous
winners (Include)
Home | Contact | Blog | About | Terms | Privacy | © Purple Inc.