November

Letters

Rebuilding nightmare; Why not impeach?; Leak story is just the beginning; Put the people in control of Peoples Gas; All we need is love; Fight the Bush tax plan; Whose oil?

Editorial: Oil execs squirm

Oil company executives testifying before a Senate committee Nov. 9 arrogantly rejected any suggestion that the federal government should act to limit their profits and provide relief for consumers. The hearing was carefully orchestrated by the Senate leadership to shield the industry, and the Republican Party itself, from rising public anger in the face of soaring gas and home heating prices, accompanied by unprecedented profits for the oil corporations.