Wow. This is Surprising: Energy Industry Buys Bush Environmental PolicyThe New York Times has a long article on how energy industry lobbyists won the battle to weaken EPA's pollution control policies. It's a story that's gotten so common in this administration, it's almost getting boring.
But this one has a few twists: the energy industry's usual lobby, the Edison Electric Institute wasn't radical enough for the power plant owners -- EEI only wanted to weaken clean air regulations, the energy companies wanted to kill them. So Republican lobbyists Haley Barbour (now an Alabama Senator) and Marc Racicot (currently heading up the Campaign to
Ho, hum. Just another day of work in the Bush Administration.