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Thursday, December 04, 2014

Dirty Oil, Dirty People

Well, well, caught with their pants down, it appears. Leaked Internal Presentation Details the Oil Industry's Campaign to Stop Clean Energy reveals what we've always suspected:
The Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) — whose members include Chevron, ExxonMobil, Shell, ConocoPhillips, BP, and others — was caught red-handed late last month when a leaked internal presentation revealed a coordinated campaign to stomp out climate and clean energy progress in California, Oregon and Washington by propping up over 15 front groups that purport to represent the views of concerned citizens and the broader business community.
The leak comes on the heels of NRDC's report released this month, which unmasked eight of the front groups that are campaigning against California's climate and clean energy laws, as having direct ties to the oil industry.
This war between fossil fuels and clean energy is serious. If the fossil fuels people win, life on planet Earth is doomed. That's just how important this war is to the future habitability of our environment really is. Burning up all the oil we can extract from the planet will change the climate enough to make survival impossible for virtually every species, including humans.