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Help me find this story about an oil bigwig talking to protesters

I'm trying to find the story about some big oil guy, like president of Shell or Exxon or something like that. He was at home and some students, or just garden variety environmental protesters, had gathered outside his house to shout at him. He went out and instead of arguing with them, he sat down on the lawn and invited them to join him and talk. [more inside]
posted by stellathon on Nov 5, 2015 - 6 answers

Tar Sands relative impact

Recent EPA letter estimates annual emissions from development & use of Tar Sands crude at between 1.3 & 27.4 metric tons. Anybody know the annual world total? MMTC02e is precise unit shown in link.
posted by LonnieK on Feb 16, 2015 - 5 answers

Soundbites Drillbits

I need quick stats and talking points to use IN FAVOR of banning drilling in state waters along the Florida Coast. [more inside]
posted by swlabr on Jul 15, 2010 - 4 answers

hali burton little help out there?!

The Daily Show's "Moment of Zen" recently concluded with a clip from a 1951 Halliburton promotional film on oil.. I did a bit of searching, but no dice... Can anyone out there help me track this down?!
posted by markkraft on Jun 17, 2010 - 4 answers

The oil spill is bad, isn't it?

Any ammo for an argument with someone who doesn't think the BP oil spill is bad? [more inside]
posted by adverb on Jun 14, 2010 - 25 answers

Should I Just Send Dawn Instead of Dollars?

What conservation or local groups are currently working on cleaning up the oil from the BP oil spill, especially in terms of wildlife? I'd like to donate as I'm not able to volunteer.
posted by questionsandanchors on Jun 3, 2010 - 4 answers

I feel like I'm eating oil for breakfast

What are the top 3 things I can do this year to avoid consuming non-renewable resources? [more inside]
posted by brandnew on Apr 17, 2008 - 32 answers

How many nukes would we need to replace oil, coal, natural gas

Lets just say that the U.S. decided to stop burning hydrocarbons (oil, coal, natural gas) completely for environmental reasons. Lets say that everything went electric. Cars, Power Plants, factories, everything. How many nuclear plants (using current technology) would we need to produce? Would there be one in every moderate sized town? Also, how long would the raw materials last before another energy crisis was imminent (peak uranium, I guess)?
posted by DarkForest on Jun 6, 2007 - 52 answers

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