Top oil executives are under the gun today in a Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming hearing titled “Drilling for Answers: Oil Company Profits, Runaway Prices and the Pursuit of Alternatives.”
You can watch it live here. The questions are very sweeping, everything from peak oil to health benefits for employees to alternative energy investment to rising gas prices.
Al Gore has announced a multi-million dollar campaign urging the U.S. to slash greenhouse emissions. The effort by the Alliance for Climate Protection will combine advertising, online organizing and partnerships with grass-roots groups to educate the public about climate change and press politicians for solutions.
The movement crosses political boundaries, with several one-time opponents coming together in their bid to protect the planet from global warming.