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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Where do you gas up?


I wrote here last year about Shell and ConocoPhillips being on the side of the good guys, working to implement best practices to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. I hope you remember this because you started to look for their gas stations when it was time to fill up.

Well, the Chronicle reported today that ConocoPhillips and BP quit the lobbying alliance U.S. Climate Action Partnership in a dispute over carbon credits for refineries. I intend to drop Conoco a line and tell them why I’ll be driving by their stores now. Shell Oil is still good with me; Shell President Marvin Odum said Tuesday that the company “remains pleased to continue our association with US-CAP,” and the company drew praise as recently as last month from the Environmental Defense Fund for their support of a carbon cap.

Contrast this with Exxon-Mobil, who has spent millions on former tobacco company scientists-for-hire to dispute climate science.

Who would you rather trade with? Don’t wait until rising sea levels force you to relocate to some rattlesnake-infested hilltop.

Snakes are for church, anyway.

2 Comments:

At 9:49 AM , Blogger liquiddaddy said...

Charles,

I really like the idea of states and pension funds; individuals and small businesses, putting money in small banks and credit unions instead of the "too big to fail" bunch. I had called for this around the time of the election, but a little differently by adding the deposits from the federal reserve so that cash would go directly to small businesses and stimulus projects.

If the same thing happened in energy Exxon would be toast.

 
At 7:47 PM , Blogger Lulu Maude said...

Such good writing.

 

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