Barack Obama pledged that his administration would be transparent. And though openness has improved, especially compared to the Bush administration, it still isn't great. For example, the administration has resisted releasing Secret Service logs that would reveal which representatives from the coal industry visited the White House as the administration was preparing clean air policy, National Public Radio reported. The Bush administration likewise tried to keep secret which oil company executives were part of former Vice President Dick Cheney's energy task force.
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