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The Planet’s Lawyer, A Nation’s Hero

By on 11.19.10 | 1:43PM

So President Obama has announced he will award the United States' Presidential Medal of Freedom to John Adams, "the planet's lawyer" and founder of the Natural Resources Defense Council. NRDC, which among other anti-growth campaigns advocates and sues to have the U.S.'s most abundant energy source regulated into oblivion, is of course a major Democrat campaign supporter, a key part of that team's political and public affairs operation.

Little did I know, when stumbling into a meeting with NRDC officials in Enron's suite of offices across from the White House in June 1997, where they and my boss (during my appx. three week tenure as director of federal government relations for Enron, abbreviated by our clearly different views on such things) were trying to devise a plan for getting a global warming treaty with the US roped in and a domestic cap-n-trade scheme, that I was witnessing such patriotic work.

Poor Ken Lay died far too young to be granted his proper due, it seems. Still, for NRDC, can a Nobel Peace Prize and Oscar be far behind?

NOTE: Here's how the lovely NRDC agenda for the US is working out in the UK, from today's Daily Express. As headlined by the GWPF daily news update passing the item along, "Britain's Green Energy Policy is Killing the Old and Vulnerable."

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