Blame Bush for California's Budget Woes
A reiteration of what we said before...
Federal energy regulators met or exchanged phone calls with Enron Corp. executives and lobbyists 25 times during 11 months when Californians endured soaring energy prices and rolling blackouts, according to records released yesterday by Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.).
February 22, 2002
Shortly after taking office, President Bush waged a battle against the imposition of federal price controls in California that allowed Enron to price-gouge consumers by extending the energy crisis in California, costing the state billions of dollars. Enron reported increased revenues of almost $70 billion from the previous year.
Los Angeles Times
January 2, 2002