Re: Life after the oil crash

From: gordon brown <>
Date: Fri Oct 28 2005 - 17:58:50 EDT

On Thu, 27 Oct 2005 wrote:

> I was taken aback to see magazine adds from American
> oil companies that were actually promoting conservation. When THEY start
> talking like that -- maybe some heads are getting pulled out of the sand. But
> none of this will overhaul our society in any voluntary manner -- we're too
> addicted for that. Sorry -- you guys are the audience to my bottled up ranting.

I think that the oil companies react to some of the negative public image
that they seem to have. In 1995 I toured the terminus of the Alaska oil
pipeline at Valdez, AK. It was billed as a tour even though we were not
allowed in the buildings. The tour left from the airport so that they
could put us through metal detectors before we boarded the bus. While we
waited in the airport, we were shown a film about how much good the oil
companies were doing for the environment along the route of the pipeline.

Gordon Brown
Department of Mathematics
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309-0395
Received on Fri Oct 28 18:01:21 2005

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