Chicago Tribune | House GOP rejected bill on improving grid in '01 : "President Bush said Thursday that 'we'll have time to look at it and determine whether or not our grid needs to be modernized. I happen to think it does, and have said so all along.'I don't know if Bush doesn't realize that people keep track of what the President said and did, whether he just thinks he can lie with impunity, or whether he doesn't have any long-term memory.
But a Democratic proposal in June 2001 to offer $350 million in federal loans and loan guarantees to improve power transmission systems was defeated by Bush's allies in the House."
Oh, and don't miss this from Greg Palast, who was hip-deep in the LILCO scandal as an investigative reporter.