A new political approachThe Oil & Gas Journal editorial (Jan. 5, 2004, p. 17), "A new political approach," speaks of the "unpopularity" of the oil and gas industry—something that can't be denied—and asks, "What to do?"It's high time that we picked ourselves up and got off the defensive. We must consider new approaches to addressing the politics of energy lest we lose out to our critics. The oil and gas industry has a good record in stretching oil supplies and in planning and developing new energy sources. We need to tell people what we do. A campaign directed to lay audiences embodying the following theme would be a good start:Oil men and women have been in the busin...

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