Watching Government: CO2 battles just beginning

03/26/2001
Climate change is a divisive issue for the oil industry. The reason is simple: it's not easy being green, especially when companies are madly chasing capital just to keep the drillbit going. Oil companies, after all, are in the business of finding and selling fossil fuels, because that is what most of the world runs on. It's also a fact that burning fossil fuels creates carbon dioxide. That's Chemistry 101. And an increasing number of scientists agree humans are to blame for greenhouse gases such as CO2 building up too much in the atmosphere. But what are the chances those gases will precipitate an environmental crisis? No one knows for sure, although there are a growing numb...
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