This is as true of Big Pharma and Monsanto/Big Agri as it is of Big Energy:
"Over the past century, a handful of powerful interests have conspired to avoid the laws designed to keep them from becoming too politically powerful and dominating a single industry. They captured our regulatory bodies and elected officials and they destroyed the set of policies that had been developed over time to protect people and the environment."
I will get your book, Ms. Hauter. It's a good companion volume to "Dark Money" by Jane Mayer and "The Devil's Chessboard" by David Talbot. Knowing how deep and dense the labyrinth of corruption runs, it's a mixed blessing. On the one hand, truth is the item that ought set us free; but on the other, understanding the depraved indifference to life, laws, and liberty is a curse to wrestle with... until such time as the sociopaths who run so many "too big to fail" operations are out of business, arrested, or put into exile.