Sunday, July 16, 2006

Advocates promoting action to curb climate change are accused of promoting energy poverty and energy suppression

At the risk of soudning like a broket record, if you haven't checked out the website, Exxon Secrets, it is definitely worth your time to investigate the website. I've been having fun listening to "spokespeople" on the news make their claims about this and that piece of news. Then I go to the website and check out more of the unknown facts about that person, who is paying their bills and the political positions of those organizations. It's interesting to see the connections. You can also find out who the largest donors are to these organizations.

For example: I found out that the American Enterprise Institute gets lots of money from Exxon. So does the Competitive Enterprise Institute.
They use word like "energy poverty", "energy suppression", “anti-growth”, “anti-American” when they describe the environmentalism’s agenda. They promote the idea that government intervention of any sort will be bad for the economy. I don’t know about you but I’m wondering how someone who makes $26,000 dollars an hour (the CEO of Exxon) can even begin to understand the average person’s needs.

It’s too bad that we can’t get the two opposing views to sit down and have a real conversation.

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