The Justice Department is investigating whether former Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton illegally used her position to benefit Royal Dutch Shell PLC, the company that later hired her, according to officials in federal law enforcement and the Interior Department.
The criminal investigation centers on the Interior Department's 2006 decision to award three lucrative oil shale leases on federal land in Colorado to a Shell subsidiary. Over the years it would take to extract the oil, according to calculations from Shell and a Rand Corp. expert, the deal could net the company hundreds of billions of dollars.
Did you read that? HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS of dollars. This is HUGE.
Now ask yourself:
How many times have you heard of this?
And how many times have you heard about whatever Glenn Beck is bitching and moaning and lying about this week?