Latest LinksBy Margaret Berkland, Published on April 1, 2002
The Cheney Energy Task Force
These Natural Resources Defense Council web pages make available some of the documents from the Cheney Energy Task Force. The documents were obtained through the Freedom of Information Act and are heavily redacted. Review and analysis of the task force proceedings are included on the pages. In its mission statement the Natural Resources Defense Council's states that its “purpose is to safeguard the Earth: its people, its plants and animals and the natural systems on which all life depends.”
The Daily Enron
This website with information and opinion on the Enron bankruptcy is maintained by American Family Voices. American Family Voices states that it “was founded in 2000 to be a strong voice for middle and low income families on economic, health care, and consumer issues.” Protections for pension and retirement funds are among the issues for which it pushes for legislation and on which it seeks to educate the public. Photocopied Enron documents (supposedly legitimate) are featured on the website as well as newsroom articles, and background information on Enron.
Bill Thompson’s Eye on Books
This website offers access to audio interviews with nonfiction and fiction authors. You can browse by genre, alphabetically by author, or alphabetically by book title. You can listen by using RealAudio or Windows Media and links to download both are provided. Links to authors’ websites are provided if available as well as a link to Amazon.com if you wish to purchase a book. You can also listen to interviews with authors on the art of writing and view a photo gallery of authors. Bill Thompson is a newscaster and interviewer with WBIG-FM Oldies 100 in Washington, D.C.
Top Contributors From the Energy Sector, 1999-2002
OpenSecrets.org lists the top 50 energy company contributors to Democrats, Republicans, PACs, Individuals, and Soft Money since 1999 on this page. This website is sponsored by the Center for Responsive Politics which is a non-partisan, non-profit research group based in Washington, D.C. that tracks money in politics, and its effect on elections and public policy.
National Public Radio Audio Americana
You can choose selections from NPR’s Lost & Found Sound collection, a collection of World Trade Center marriage and love stories, listener’s home recordings from the past 100 years in the Quest for Sound collection, a first person account of the Gettysburg Address, and much more.
Portals to the World
This site contains selective links to authoritative and in-depth information about nations and regions of the world. The links are chosen by Library of Congress staff and Area Specialists. The links are arranged in alphabetical order by country or area. Links connected with each country or area are presented in broad subject categories. Each link in a category has an abstract describing the link’s contents. Links to assistance within the Library of Congress on the country or area are also included.