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Vice President Dick Cheney yesterday called for a substantial increase in domestic drilling for oil and other natural resources, including in environmentally sensitive areas, saying that only increased production – and not new technology – will satisfy the nation's demand for energy. “We are an economy that runs on petroleum.
Some 20 million barrels of it a day. That can and will change over time, but it will be a very long time,” said Cheney, former head of U.S. oil company Halliburton. “We'd be doing the whole country a favor if more of that oil were produced here at home.”
ExxonMobil recently launched a new ad campaign that is a significant flip-flop from their years of denial that climate change is not a problem.
Perhaps this as good time as any to review some of Exxon's past conduct around climate change.
While all this has been said before, the world’s political leaders appear to have a hearing problem. Last week, US Senate killed the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act after Republican members forced the clerks to read the entire 492-page bill.
Republican Congressman Steve Pearce represents the second congressional district in New Mexico. The effect of climate change on nearly every aspect of life have been noted, and are predicted to be profound unless action is taken (reports ). However, Pearce's head is deep in the White Sands , because he's convinced that:
It's even sadder that his view is shared by 74% of his fellow Republican lawmakers.