Rachel Maddow poses the question in an editorial in the Washington Post this morning, how does ‘big oil’ stand on US Russian foreign policy, are they with us or against us? Take away the Russian circumstances and ask the same question. One answer that you might get is that “big oil” is for “big oil.” It isn’t necessarily for what is best for humanity. Carbon pollution is threatening the planet, and big oil would have us believe that fossil fuels are the best way ahead. Yet, there are some obvious reasons why that is untrue. The supply is running on empty, and consumption is not sustainable. Fossil fuel consumption has spoiled the planet’s air and water, putting humanity at risk and the environment and ecology at a tipping point. Solar power and combinations of other renewable sources are the best way forward. Investment in things such as clean coal technology may buy time, but they also divert scarce investment capital from renewable development. Capitalists, akin to “big oil” are for profit making and not social and environmental well-being. Capitalists are not patriotic either.
“Rachel Maddow: Will U.S. energy companies disrupt Obama’s Russia policy?
By Rachel Maddow, Published: April 24
Rachel Maddow hosts MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” and writes a monthly column for The Post.”
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