May 17th, 2001- Dubya Bush adminstration releases a “national energy plan”. Oh dear…

may18reliableaffordablesenvironmentallysoundDubya Bush’s administration, owing so much to the fossil fuel lobbies, paid them back in spades with the  2001 national energy plan, called “Reliable, Affordable, and Environmentally Sound Energy for America’s Future

The environmental NGO retorted with a report called  “Slower, Costlier, Dirtier.

Also on this day:

1987 – While helping the Iraqis win the Iran-Iraq war, (nowt to do with oil, everything to do with Democracy), the US suffered some ‘friendly fire’, with the loss of 37 servicemen when the USS Stark got hit.  Extraordinary privileges, Saddam Hussein had, back in the day…

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