CNN Evening News for Thursday, Jan 18, 2007
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The passage by the House of a bill to end tax breaks for the oil industry in the Democrats' push in the first 100 hours of Congress reported; digital time clock shown. Keeping Them Honest segment about oil introduced.
(Washington: Joe Johns) The Congressional swipe at big oil featured; details given about what happened with leases for deepwater oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico that resulted in taxpayers getting hammered. [Representative John LEWIS- cites the oil companies' profits.] [Representative John SULLIVAN - says the government made a mistaken contract.] [Interior Department inspector general Earl DEVANEY- calls it a cavalier management approach.] [Project on Government Oversight Beth DALEY- says the agency does the oil industry's bidding.]