An Enron Link to Energy Policy?

Reverberations from the $60 billion collapse of energy giant Enron are spreading to the White House. Enron CEO Kenneth Lay, Bush's biggest donor, has many ties to Bush officials. Economic adviser Lawrence Lindsey and trade negotiator Robert Zoellick were once on the Enron payroll, and others, like political adviser Karl Rove, held sizable chunks of Enron stock. Now questions are being raised about the role Lay may have had in the energy task force overseen by Vice President Dick Cheney, which deliberated in secret and made policy proposals seen as friendly to industry. Representative Henry Waxman, a California Democrat, has just...

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