Saturday, March 02, 2002

New York Times story on Bushron Dirty Air and Energy Plans
In considering new rules for enforcing the Clean Air Act, a senior official at the Energy Department consulted 64 energy corporations and industry trade groups and only one environmental group...

Some of the points covered in this story:
  • corporations whose industry representatives met with the Energy Department had contributed a total of $6.4 million to Mr. Bush and other Republican candidates since 1999. The energy corporations gave a total of $2 million to Democratic candidates over the same period
  • 18 of the energy industry's top 25 financial contributors to the Republican Party advised Vice President Dick Cheney's national energy task force

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