posted on Jun, 24 2004 @ 11:20 AM
The Supreme Court has ruled that Vice
President Dick Cheney does not have to turn over the papers that detail his "Energy Task Force". An environmental group called The Sierra Club asked
to see the papers under a federal open government law, and have claimed that the Bush administration had close ties with Enron before its collapse.
Adding further tension to the case, Justice Antonin Scalia went on a hunting vacation with Mr. Cheney during the time the Supreme Court was reviewing
the case, and has refused to withdraw his vote from the ruling.
BBC - Cheney papers to be kept secret
The US Supreme Court has refused to order Vice President Dick Cheney to release secret papers detailing the administration's energy policy.
But after judging the application brought by environmental groups, the Supreme Court kept the case alive by sending it back to a lower
court.Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
The decision to block the full release of the administration's energy policy papers, puts a damper on the Sierra Club's efforts to uncover the
truth. Although, they can continue their case in the lower courts, they will be unable to produce the evidence they need to prove their case. Even if
the courts find in their favor, the appeals process will prevent any final results before the November elections.
Contributed by AceOfBase
Some of the documents from Cheney's Energy Task Force were released earlier, and contained detailed information about Iraqi oilfields, pipelines,
refineries and terminals. Among these documents were further reports about “Foreign Suitors for Iraqi Oilfield Contracts.” These documents which were
obtained by Judicial Watch
were dated back to March 2001. Evidently the Bush administration was busy
reviewing Iraqi oil inventories long before 9/11.
CHENEY ENERGY TASK FORCE DOCUMENTS FEATURE MAP OF IRAQI OILFIELDS
What the (Energy Task Force) Documents Reveal
[edit on 24-6-2004 by dbates]