Enron Ties to White House Subject of Senate Panel Subpoenas Despite California energy crisis and Enron collapse, Congress continues to deregulate energy industry.
Interview by Between The Lines' Scott Harris
Congress continues its investigation into the collapse of the Enron Corporation, while the White House does its best to block information requested examining its connections with the failed energy company's executives. The U.S. Senate, controlled by the Democrats, recently voted to issue the White House subpoenas demanding documents that could shed light on the influence Enron had in the development of the Bush energy policy; its conduct during the California energy crisis; Enron's collapse and the administration's appointment to various regulatory posts.
Army Secretary Thomas White's possible involvement in market manipulation and price gouging during California's energy crisis, at a time when he served as vice chair of Enron's Energy Services Division, have prompted consumer groups to call for his resignation and a Justice Department probe.
Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Wenonah Hauter, director of Public Citizen's Critical Mass Energy Project, who summarizes the latest developments in the investigation into Enron's corporate collapse and political scandal(A RealAudio Version of this interview may be found at http://www.btlonline.org).
Contact Public Citizen's Critical Mass Energy Project by calling (202) 546-4996 or visit their Web site at www.citizen.org
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