Oil Industry Execs Lied, Nobody Died
The Left side will be going nuts over this article
.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.
If they lied under oath they should be prosecuted. That said, I've never understood the liberals' fascination with this energy task force. Apparently they feel that when discussing energy policy, the administration should be talking to Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., and Laurie David, not the people involved in energy production.