Big Oil will stop at nothing to pump every last drop of oil out of the ground, from paying scientists to say that oil spills, fracking and other routine matters of oil development projects aren’t harmful to the environment or human health, to deliberately poisoning the debate about how best to rein in climate change and bribing politicians to weaken environmental standards and other regulatory hurdles.
But this is still somehow shocking: An oil well on a high school campus? Outside a mall? At a farmer’s market?
Mark Jaccard is professor of sustainable energy at Simon Fraser University.
The other day I heard an...