March 27, 2002


Documents Show Energy Official Met Only With Industry Leaders : The energy secretary did not meet with environmental organizations or consumer groups as he helped the Bush administration write its national energy report last year. (DON VAN NATTA Jr. and NEELA BANERJEE, NY Times, 3/27/02)
Congressional Democrats and environmental groups have long argued that the administration relied on advice from industry leaders while spurning environmentalists who were arguing for conservation, renewable energy sources and energy efficiency measures. Today, the groups said that Mr. Abraham's calendar has proved that suspicion.

"The documents indicate that great deference was given to energy industry executives and lobbyists and almost none was given to the environmental industry and the concerns of consumer groups," said Larry Klayman, chairman and general counsel of Judicial Watch, the legal watchdog group and one of several groups that sued executive branch agencies for the documents' release.

If you've ever noticed, when the Bears play the Lions, they don't invite players from the Lions to join their huddle. Posted by Orrin Judd at March 27, 2002 11:26 AM
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