Dick cheney energy meeting january 2001

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District Judge John Bates said the lawsuit filed by Comptroller General David Walker against the vice president is an unprecedented act that raises serious separation-of-powers issues between the executive and legislative branches of government. The judge said that the comptroller general, who runs the General Accounting Office, "does not have the personal, concrete and particularized injury required" under the Constitution and that "his complaint must be dismissed. Courts historically have not stepped in to resolve disputes between the political branches, wrote Bates. Democratic Reps. Henry Waxman of California and John Dingell of Michigan requested information in the spring of about which industry executives and lobbyists the Cheney task force was meeting with in formulating the Bush administration's energy plan.

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Bush , Cheney wrote that "we have developed a national energy policy designed to help bring together business, government, local communities and citizens to promote dependable, affordable and environmentally sound energy for the future. However, according to media reports at the time, energy industry executives participated in the Task Force. In April , the Natural Resources Defense Council , an environmental advocacy group, sought to obtain the records of the task force meetings. The Sierra Club also filed suit. The two actions were later merged. The organizations claim the documents will show the extent to which the task force staff met secretly with industry executives to craft the Bush administration 's energy policies, such as drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and weakening power plant pollution regulations. Between late January and April 4, , when "representatives of 13 environmental groups were brought into the Old Executive Office Building for a long-anticipated meeting" with Cheney, a "confidential list prepared by the Bush administration shows that Cheney and his aides had already held at least 40 meetings with interest groups, most of them from energy-producing industries.

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President George W. Bush in during his second week in office. Vice President Dick Cheney was named chairman. The Bush Transition Energy Advisory Team [3] shaped the administration's supply-side energy policy administration and was a precursor to the Energy Task Force.