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Tag: Christine Todd Whitman

May
5th

Whitman’s BP connection

A caller made a good point about the op-ed we ran today by Christine Todd Whitman in which she argues that the BP oil rig disaster “shouldn’t permanently halt offshore exploration for oil.”

The op-ed noted that Whitman is the former governor of New Jersey, former head of the Environmental Protection Agency, president of the Whitman Strategy Group and co-chair of the Republican Leadership Council.

But it left out what the caller thought was an important factoid: that Whitman serves on BP America Inc.’s external advisory board. According to an April 30 article in Newsweek, BP pays

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