The Bush Administration's Energy Department transition team
provided by President Bush Watch, Friends of the Earth
Here is a fact sheet about the Bush Administration's Energy Department Transition Team. It says a lot about this administration's future commitments on energy-related issues! If you would like to see the names and affiliations of the transition team members, please visit www.presidentbushwatch.org/energyteam.html.
Team members, total: 63
Number representing energy supply industries: 50
Number of energy efficiency experts: 1
Number of renewable energy experts: 0
Total Republican campaign contributions*: $8,007,479
Average total contributions per team member: $127,103
Number representing oil & gas industry: 27
Number representing nuclear power or uranium mining industries: 17
Number representing electricity industry: 16
Number representing coal industry: 7
Number representing Peabody Coal and its subsidiaries: 3
Number of Bush Pioneers (who each raised more than $100,000 in direct contributions to the Bush campaign): 8
Number of public-interest-group representatives: 1
* Includes personal and family-member direct contributions to the Bush campaign by team members, contributions by their companies (including soft money), and contributions from their companies' PACs Fact sheet sources:
Research conducted by CLEAR, the Clearinghouse of Environmental Advocacy and Research. Contact Daniel Barry. Daniel.barrymindspring.com, 202-291-7515.
Campaign contributions from Center for Responsive Politics ( www.opensecrets.org); team membership from Bush/Cheney transition website (http://www.bushcheneytransition.com), January 12, 2001; other information from CLEAR research.