Buried in the 700-plus page energy bill currently under debate in the U.S. Senate is a provision that provides hundreds of millions of dollars worth of federal loan guarantees for a power project apparently to be built by four former Enron executives.
One of the former executives is Thomas White, former head of Enrons retail and energy trading in California during the energy crisis who later served as President Bushs Secretary of the Army.
Title XIV, Section 1403(c)(1)(B) of the Senate energy bill provides federal loan guarantees for a project to produce energy from coal
mined in the western United States using appropriate advanced integrated gasification combined cycle technology that minimizes and offers the potential to sequester carbon dioxide emissions and
shall be located in a western State at an altitude greater than 4,000 feet.
Public Citizens investigation to find out who this loan would benefit narrowed the answer to just one company: Houston-based DKRW Energy.