Document Says Oil Chiefs Met With Cheney Task Force

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  1. poncho

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    By Dana Milbank and Justin Blum
    Washington Post Staff Writers
    Wednesday, November 16, 2005; A01


    A White House document shows that executives from big oil companies met with Vice President Cheney's energy task force in 2001 -- something long suspected by environmentalists but denied as recently as last week by industry officials testifying before Congress.

    The document, obtained this week by The Washington Post, shows that officials from Exxon Mobil Corp., Conoco (before its merger with Phillips), Shell Oil Co. and BP America Inc. met in the White House complex with the Cheney aides who were developing a national energy policy, parts of which became law and parts of which are still being debated.

    In a joint hearing last week of the Senate Energy and Commerce committees, the chief executives of Exxon Mobil Corp., Chevron Corp. and ConocoPhillips said their firms did not participate in the 2001 task force. The president of Shell Oil said his company did not participate "to my knowledge," and the chief of BP America Inc. said he did not know.

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    I think Cheney would be in error in NOT meeting with oil company executives while developing an energy plan.
     
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    Oil is still the only viable fuel to run our autos. Nothing else comes close, including hydrogen. Far off, perhaps small nuclear devices could power cars, cheaply.
     
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    Another non story.
     
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    The article gives the impression that the oil execs said they didn't meet with Cheney. If this is a legit document then, it would appear they were being less than honest about their dealings with the VP. If they were being dishonest about a meeting which one would expect to happen between the adminstration and the energy sector what else will they be dishonest about? Is there something else they were trying to avoid talking about?

    I guess you are probably right though, any dishonesty on the part of the corporate community and government is a non issue to the American people. Especially if our favored party members are involved.
     
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    There are too many unknown details about this story to make a judgment at the moment.
     
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    Yet another effort to uncover some wrongdoing by this administration. It is an evil wind that is blowing.
     

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