Re: Life after the oil crash

From: Robert Schneider <>
Date: Fri Oct 28 2005 - 21:37:26 EDT

I recall that within a week of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, Exxon and other
oil companies began putting commercials on TV, repleat with scenes of
beautiful, clean waters, birds, and forests, that pledged their love for the
environment. You'd think that they were among the foremost
envirnomentalists in the country. Modern versions of these adds abound on
TV today.


----- Original Message -----
From: "gordon brown" <>
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Sent: Friday, October 28, 2005 5:58 PM
Subject: Re: Life after the oil crash

> 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
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