Thursday, May 17, 2007

50 US Attorneys General Investigating Monopolistic Oil Industry

At DailyKos today I happened on another Gonzales related diary.

With a twist.

The following was offered by Richard Blumenthal, Attorney General for the State of Connecticut.

“As I was driving here from the airport I thought back to a meeting that I had with the United States Attorney General less than a year ago, involving a number of my colleagues from all around the country, both Republican and Democrat Attorneys General, who met with him and the chairman of the FTC with the single purpose of persuading them to begin a federal investigation. And unfortunately, our plea went unheeded then — there has been no effective federal investigation.

We pleaded with Attorney General Gonzales and FTC Chairman Majoras, Platt, [sic] to begin an investigation of the oil industry, and we offered our partnership in that work. All 50 Attorneys General have hands full investigating monopolistic abuses on the part of the oil industry, but we lack the authority, and expertise, and resources of the federal government. And so we invited, we beseeched the federal government to join us in that investigation and so far they have declined to do so."

Imagine that for a second.

All 50 US Attorneys General have their hands full investigating monopolistic abuses of the oil industry.

All 50.

I wonder if even one Provincial AG Ministry has a serious investigation underway.

We already know our federal government is in the pockets of the Alberta oil industry. There's no possibility of the Harperites biting the hand that feeds it.

Nibbling at it maybe, damp little love bites accompanied by dutifully transcribed cooings about how no government since Diefenbaker has been made of sterner stuff.

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