A new political approach

The start of a new year is a good time to consider new approaches to the politics of energy. As the year just ended showed, old approaches don't work. They don't work because, especially in the US, people don't like the oil and gas industry very much. In most US regions, in fact, they don't like it at all.As a business issue, this matters less than sales of oil and gas. But chronic unpopularity matters greatly in politics. There, unpopularity hurts. And there, the industry too frequently deserves what it gets.Antique viewThe industry does little about its unpopularity. For years, to the extent anyone fretted about this ailment the antidote was always to educate the public....

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