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Cheney Asks U.S. Court to Keep Energy Task Force Records Secret (moved from ATSNN)

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posted on Jan, 27 2005 @ 04:08 PM
Advocacy groups are trying to find out how much influence energy corporations have had on the Bush adminstration which is obviously biased toward the energy corporations, and once again our government may be showing its incompetence to use checks and balances. If we were ever able to have a good checks and balance system it would still never work because no charges can be brought even if the administration is doing illegal activities because Republicans in the Executive, Judicial, Legislative branches of government refuse to believe or charge their peers because it looks bad on them. The real failure of our government is the people in our government.
Jan. 27 (Bloomberg) -- Lawyers for Vice President Dick Cheney asked a U.S appeals court to shield records from his 2001 energy task force from disclosure to advocacy groups that say the panel was influenced by corporations.
Advocacy groups are trying to find out how much influence industry lobbyists may have had on the energy task force, which President George W. Bush created after taking office in 2001. The panel's recommendations, including tax breaks for oil and natural- gas producers and opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil exploration, haven't won approval in Congress.
``The grave constitutional problem here'' is that a federal law on advisory committees ``is being applied to the office of the president to govern how the president gets his advice,'' Judge A. Raymond Randolph said as the eight-member U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit heard arguments today in Washington.

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This is a great example of corruption and deceit by the Bush adminstration being covered up by using the power of control, control by Republicans in every sector of our revered government. If our government is so great, why can't we control the ones that control us?

[edit on 27-1-2005 by Prince_Machiavelli]

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