July 9, 2003 |
A federal appeals court dealt a setback to the Bush administration Tuesday, refusing to stop a lawsuit delving into Vice President Dick Cheney's contacts with the energy industry as his task force was drafting the White House's energy policy. In a 2-1 ruling, the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia rejected the government's arguments that the lawsuit would be an unconstitutional intrusion on the operations of the executive office of the president.
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November 19, 2011 |
The chairman of the Sierra Club, one of the nation's most influential environmental groups, has stepped down amid discontent that the group founded by 19th century wilderness evangelist John Muir has strayed from its core principles. The departure of Carl Pope, 66, a member of the club for more than 40 years, comes as the nonprofit group faces declining membership, internal dissent, well-organized opponents, a weak economy and forces in Congress trying to take the teeth out of environmental regulations.
August 4, 2002 |
A federal judge warned Bush administration lawyers Friday that he would reject efforts to block the release of records on Vice President Dick Cheney's energy task force unless the White House provides specific reasons. At a hearing on two lawsuits, the Justice Department revealed that Secretary of State Colin Powell may have been invited to some of the task force meetings. The department provided no details. U.S. District Judge Emmet G.
January 29, 2002
Vice President Dick Cheney may be spending too much time in underground bunkers. His refusal to hand over information to Congress about secret meetings of his energy task force last spring with corporate executives, including Enron's, suggests that he has become blinded to the fact that democracy relies on open government.
July 19, 2001 |
Congressional investigators Wednesday demanded that Vice President Dick Cheney make available records of private meetings that he and other White House officials held with outside interests while crafting a national energy policy. Escalating a confrontation with the administration, the General Accounting Office warned that if the information is not provided within 20 days, the agency will take the unusual step of seeking a court order to compel the White House to release the documents.
August 9, 2003 |
The Justice Department urged a federal appeals court Friday to reconsider the continuation of a lawsuit seeking information about energy industry influence on a White House energy task force led by Vice President Dick Cheney.