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Tapes Hint at Enron Tactics Ahead of Energy Crisis

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Tapes Hint at Enron Tactics Ahead of Energy Crisis

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Tapes Hint at Enron Tactics Ahead of Energy Crisis

Tapes Hint at Enron Tactics Ahead of Energy Crisis

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Newly released documents and tapes suggests Enron may have tried to drive up energy costs at least two years before the West Coast energy crisis in 2000-2001. In one tape, released by a Washington state public utility, an Enron trader and a power plant operator in Las Vegas appear to conspire to take a power plant off line.