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Lobbyists and Energy

Thursday, October 30, 2008

The energy industry and its various lobbyists have been a driving force in Washington for decades. Find out how money from the energy industry has impacted everything from the price of gas to how much corn is grown in Iowa. Ken Silverstein is Washington Editor for Harper’s magazine; Matt Wald is reporter for the New York Times.

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Comments [3]

RC

Is the one of the reasons why ethanol is used is because Iowa is the first caucus/primary state? I can't believe it is just lobbying.

Oct. 30 2008 12:24 PM
RC

What about coal to gas to liquids. I have been told that you can simultaneously create gasoline and electricity.

Also how much influence does the nuclear power industry.

And are there any efforts made to create natural gas fueled cars?

Oct. 30 2008 12:22 PM
Amy from Manhattan

The reason enviros say there's no such thing as clean coal isn't that it can't be made to burn cleaner but that mining it is dirty. Please mention mountaintop-removal mining.

Oct. 30 2008 12:22 PM

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