Generally speaking, we're inclined to agree with Kevin Drum and David Roberts about the revelation of Vice President Cheney's energy task force meetings. It's nice to know, but nothing entirely surprising or new.
Still, we can't help but notice that reporters Michael Abramowitz and Steven Mufson did report at least one interesting nugget-- that the administration's legal position on federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions arose, in part, from these meetings:
Jack N. Gerard, then with the National Mining Association, had a meeting with Lundquist and other staffers in February. He urged the administration to give the Energy Department responsibility for promoting technology for easing global warming and to keep the issue away from the Environmental Protection Agency, which could issue regulations on greenhouse gas emissions. The administration adopted that position.
The article fails to note that this position was ultimately (and thankfully) rejected by the Supreme Court.
UPDATE: Seems that the Jack Gerard tidbit also stood out to reporter/blogger Craig Pittman.
UPDATE #2: Climate Progress' Kari Manlove also picked up on this. Glad to see that others realized the significance, even if it makes us feel a little less special!