Thursday, February 03, 2005

Does this count as domestic terrorism?

I mean, if a few folks spraypainting SUVs and Hummers can be called environmental terrorists, then what should we call this? After all, they held over 35 million people hostage...

Tapes Show Enron Arranged Plant Shutdown:

"In the midst of the California energy troubles in early 2001, when power plants were under a federal order to deliver a full output of electricity, the Enron Corporation arranged to take a plant off-line on the same day that California was hit by rolling blackouts, according to audiotapes of company traders released here on Thursday.

The tapes and memorandums were made public by a small public utility north of Seattle that is fighting Enron over a power contract. They also showed that Enron, as early as 1998, was creating artificial energy shortages and running up prices in Canada in advance of California's larger experiment with deregulation.

The tapes provide new details of market manipulation during the California energy crisis that produced blackouts and billions of dollars of surcharges to homes and businesses on the West Coast in 2000 and 2001."
And I still haven't got a refund check... have you?