Crime and politics

Here is something for oil and gas companies to try as they seek political objectives: criminal behavior.When, for example, the federal government refuses to make land available for oil and gas leasing in the US, companies might bulldoze away some trees and start to drill.When federal agencies implement regulations unnecessarily harsh and costly to industry operations, oil and gas companies might sneak employees into regulators' offices and halt the work of government until they get their way.And when Congress subsidizes nonhydrocarbon fuels with no other hope of competing in the energy market, company workers might climb onto partly built windmills and solar-panel factories to keep th...

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