Wednesday, May 12, 2004

What Money Buys

I continue to find it amazing that people can read things like this and still even consider voting to bring these guys back for another four years:
The 30 companies that own most of the dirtiest power plants in the country, and their trade association, have raised $6.6 million for President Bush and the Republican National Committee since 1999, and were given relief from pollution regulations that would have cost them billions of dollars, according to a new analysis.


Collectively these 10 people have raised more than $1.5 million since 1999.

"It is no coincidence that a wholesale assault on the Clean Air Act is taking place today," said Environmental Integrity Project Director Eric Schaeffer.
Schaeffer was head of enforcement at EPA before he resigned in protest in 2002.