Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Energy Information Agency Defunded

On reading Jim Kunstler's latest column, I found out that the Department of Energy has defunded the Energy Information Agency (EIA).  The EIA is responsible for collecting oil production data outside the U.S., where two-thirds of our oil comes from.  Is the EIA a victim of the budget-cutting that's going on (as I said, the Tea Party faction is going after programs whose portion of government funding is miniscule, although this agency is actually important IMO) or was it a victim of something else?  Like, people in Washington being scared that a painful truth can be revealed to the American people? 

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