Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Bush appointed oil industry guy to oil investigation panel

Oh actually I lied, it was Obama who appointed William Reilly, of the ConocoPhillips board of directors, to be co-chair of his new commission. Kate Sheppard has a look this morning at the conflict of interest.
... couldn't Obama, who just yesterday criticized the "far too cozy" relationship oil companies have enjoyed with the government, find a Republican who didn't have ties to the industry for this key post?
The other week Marcy Wheeler did a comparison of Obama's commission to what Ed Markey and Lois Capps proposed, arguing that Obama's commission is designed to limit the scope of the review.


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