The New York Times, “Congress Turns to Energy, and Lobbyists Arrive“:
With gasoline prices hovering near all-time highs, the Senate on Monday began debating a sprawling energy bill that has already kicked off an epic lobbying war by huge industries, some of them in conflict with one another: car companies, oil companies, electric utilities, coal producers and corn farmers, to name a few.
The article quotes former-senator-turned-lobbyist John Breaux saying, “This is going to be the mother of all bills.”
Didn’t we just have a “mother of all energy bills” two years ago?
No real surprises in the story. My only quibble is with the headline: how can lobbyists arrive, if they never left in the first place?