Jail for Enron's Kenny Boy
- Enron's executives are going to jail for accounting gimmickry and
financial fraud but let's not forget their role in the California
Energy Crisis, which was put to such good use by President Bush. A
full accounting of all that is yet to come. What we do know is that
Bush used the fake California energy crisis to gut the Clean Air Act
and to renege on his campaign promise to deal with global warming.
"For example, circumstances have changed since the campaign. We're
now in an energy crisis. And that's why I decided to not have
mandatory caps on CO2, because in order to meet those caps, our
nation would have had to have had a lot of natural gas immediately
flow into the system, which is impossible. We don't have the
infrastructure able to move natural gas."
Statement by President Bush during a March 29, 2001 press conference.