The 2005 Energy Bill

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"The 2005 Energy Bill"

Last night, Hillary Clinton called the 2005 energy bill that Barack Obama voted for the “Dick Cheney lobbyist energy bill” citing its “enormous giveaways to oil and gas industry.” Washington Post fact-checker Michael Dobbs says she’s wrong, but in the real world she’s right. I assume Obama was more swayed by giveaways to coal interests — Illinois is a coal-producing state and before his presidential campaign geared up he was trying to grope his way toward a coal-friendly environmentalism before eventually, and rightly, giving up — than to the oil and gas industry, but it was still a bad bill and a fair tag.

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