Why big oil won’t quit: Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben, the climate activist who helped lead the successful resistance to the Keystone pipeline, has published a new piece on the politics of oil and pipeline.

Published on CommonDreams.org he calls it: “The Great Carbon Bubble: Why the Fossil Fuel Industry Fights So Hard”

“Part of it’s simple enough: the giant energy companies are making so much money right now that they can’t stop gorging themselves. ExxonMobil, year after year, pulls in more money than any company in history. Chevron’s not far behind. Everyone in the business is swimming in money.”

McKibben also reiterates some of the scary science on climate change.  A good introductory piece.

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/02/07-2

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