Skip to comments.BP was founder of Cap & Trade Lobby and is linked to John Podesta, The Apollo alliance and Obama
Posted on 06/16/2010 6:37:08 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote
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This thing should be headline news 24/7 considering BP pushed for the stim bill, obamacare, cap & tax, etc.
“Now, find the link to Lindsey Graham.”
My guess is a Scana Corp.s Summer plant in South Carolina.
Senators pushing for increase in gas tax - 15 cents a gallon under consideration
St. Paul Pioneer Press (MN) - Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Author: Jim Tankersley, Chicago Tribune
WASHINGTON — Leading voices in the Senate are considering a new tax on gasoline as part of an effort to win Republican and oil industry support for the energy and climate bill now idling in Congress.
The tax, which early estimates put in the range of 15 cents a gallon, was conceived with the input of several oil companies, including Shell, BP and ConocoPhillips, and is being championed by Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.
It is shaping up as a critical but controversial piece in the efforts by Graham, Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., and Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., to write a climate bill that moderate Republicans could support. Along those lines, the bill will also include an expansion of offshore oil drilling and major new incentives for nuclear power plant construction.
Top 5 Contributors, 2005-2010, Campaign Cmte
Contributor Total Indivs PACs
Nelson, Mullins et al $79,491 $70,491 $9,000
Scana Corp $57,630 $51,130 $6,500
EnergySolutions LLC $35,800 $35,800 $0
Edens & Avant $31,900 $31,900 $0
Blue Cross/Blue Shield $31,450 $24,950 $6,500
Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) is helping to negotiate a nuclear energy amendment that could help bring aboard swing votes who support the industry. Architects and backers of the nuclear effort include Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who are seeking more federal financial backing and other support.
Nuclear Energy Institute spokesman John Keeley said the industrys priorities include greater funding for loan guarantees. Congress has set aside $18.5 billion thus far for nuclear plant loan guarantees under a DOE financing program first authorized in the 2005 Energy Policy Act. But this would cover only a small number of new plants.
Four proposals remain in the running for DOE guarantees from this funding, according to several published reports. They are: UniStar Nuclear Energy/Constellation Energy Groups proposed Calvert Cliffs plant in Maryland; NRG Energy Inc.s South Texas Project; Southern Co.s Vogtle plant in Georgia; and Scana Corp.s Summer plant in South Carolina.
Assembling the Team
During 2000 and 2001, the Joyce Foundation, a progressive trust with assets near $1 billion, known for funding groups like Center for American Progress and Tides Foundation, provided grants to CCX totaling $1.1 million. State Senator Obama served on the foundations board of directors during that time and was instrumental in awarding the grants.
Shortly after the first grant was approved, the president of The Joyce Foundation, Paula DiPerna, left to join the executive team of CCX. Other notables with familiar names soon followed.
Former Vice-President Al Gore became part-owner of CCX when his company, Generation Investment Management, made a sizeable investment. Gore brought with him his senior partner at GIM, David Blood, former CEO of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, along with a company chalk full of former Goldman Sachs executives
Goldman Sachs itself soon joined the team buying a ten percent interest in CCX
Maurice Strong, once linked to Tongsun Park, the central figure in the United Nations oil-for-food scandal in 2005 and one of the architects of the Kyoto Protocol, joined the CCX board of directors
Carlton Bartels was one of the first, and perhaps most important, additions to the CCX roster. As CEO of a company called CO2e, Bartels developed and delivered the actual guts of the exchange a system for facilitating and managing the actual carbon trades
Just three weeks after filing for a patent for his carbon trade system, Bartels was killed during the attacks of 9/11. Bartels death opened the door for a new partner to join CCX, easily the oddest fit of them all: Fannie Mae. In a move still unexplained, the quasi-governmental mortgage agency, led by CEO Franklin Raines, purchased the rights to the system from Bartels widow. A patent on the invention was granted to Raines and Fannie Mae on November 7, 2006, ironically, the day after the Democrats regained control of Congress. According to Barbara Hollingsworth of the Washington Examiner, the patent covers both the cap and trade parts of Obamas top domestic energy initiative and gives Fannie Mae proprietary control over the automated trading system used by Sandors CCX.
When asked about the patent recently Fannie Mae communications director Amy Bonitatibus told the Washington Examiner, Fannie Mae earns no money on this patent. We cant conjecture as to the cap-and-trade legislation. A source close to Fannie Mae, however, says a plan is in place to funnel future earnings from the patent to a non-profit housing organization called Enterprise Community Partners. Ironically, Raines, who left Fannie Mae in 2004 amidst allegations that he inflated earnings reports in order to collect higher bonuses ($52 million in bonuses over 5-years; $90 million in total compensation), serves on the board of trustees at Enterprise. In a continuation of theme, Goldman Sachs also has a representative on the board in the person of Alicia Glen.
Just three weeks after filing for a patent for his carbon trade system, Bartels was killed during the attacks of 9/11.
Guess whos been involved intimately with Fannie Mae? Does the name Jamie Gorelick ring a bell?
This woman is everywhere, and
Jamie Gorelick got a 26 million payout when she left the place.
Jamie Gorelicks Cloudy Memory (mega clintonista wall gag alert)
American Thinker ^ | 7-29-08 | Ed Lasky
Fitting the Pieces TogetherAble Danger, Jamie Gorelick & 9/11
The Strata-Sphere ^ | August 9, 2005 | Bronc1
More on Mrs. Gorelick....
Her law firm buddy, his job, and her being on the board with a firm working on Carbon Sequestering is such a co-wink-a-dink..
Jamie Gorelick Authored Conflict of Interest Booklet
Posted on Saturday, April 17, 2004
In 1989, Jamie Gorelick authored a 21 page booklet for The American Bar Association titled: “Conflicts of Interest in a Changing Legal Environment : Traps for the Unwary.”
Also in 1989, she co-authored “Destruction of Evidence” with Stephen Marzen and Lawrence Solum. Published in New York: Wiley Law Publications, Description: xxvii, 516 p. ; 27 cm. Series: Trial practice library.
And again in 1989, she authored a 26 pages booklet for The American Bar Association titled: “Structuring the Internal Investigation When a Corporation is Faced With Parallel Civil, Criminal and Administrative Proceedings.”
In 1988, for The American Bar Association, she authored a 41 page booklet: “Effective Representation of the Corporation, Its Directors, Officers, and Employees in Grand Jury and Agency Investigations.
In 1987, she co-authored a two volume book with Roger C Spaeder & Cono R Namorato: “Federal Enforcement 1987 : Representing Corporations, Their Officers, Directors and Employees, April 2-3, 1987, Loew’s L’Enfant Plaza Hotel, Washington, D.C.: program materials. Published by The Center, Washington, D.C.
Then, in 2001, the Department of Justice published a volume of her addresses as Assistant Attorney General.
We need to get this story to Beck.
ping for future.
Why is Beck not discussing this?
Apollo derived from the Greek, apollyni, meaning “to destroy.”
A planned “oil leak” that was supposed to help pass cap&tax went out of control in the Gulf and the taxpayers will pay for the mess, not BP since BP’s involvement was orchestrated from the beginning!
Nothing would shock me, especially sabotage.
Perhaps he's gathering more pieces of the puzzle before committing. If he can put what is in this article with other irrefutable facts, he can pin some really condemning stuff on BP and the administration and can sink "cap and tax" once and for all.
Also the Wednesday, 6/16/2010 Speech after the BP Meeting ...
Have you sent it to him?
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