Americans' Energy Hopes Mix No Better than the Oil and Water in the Gulf

Tue, 2010-06-22 08:43Ross Gelbspan
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Americans' Energy Hopes Mix No Better than the Oil and Water in the Gulf

Overwhelmingly, Americans think the nation needs a fundamental overhaul of its energy policies, and most expect alternative forms to replace oil as a major source within 25 years. Yet a majority are unwilling to pay higher gasoline prices to help develop new fuel sources.

 
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For more than a year, oil giant BP has waged a massive public relations battle to convince Americans that the company has been bamboozled by the oil spill claims process relating to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig blowout.

This BP PR campaign has involved full-page newspaper ads paid for...

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