16 Dec '11, 1pm

Dealing with Big Oil Temper Tantrums as Companies Move Away from Tar Sands

Dealing with Big Oil Temper Tantrums as Companies Move Away from Tar Sands

I’m a banana-a-day kind of person and this morning my Chiquita tasted extra sweet knowing that the company has joined thousands of others who are speaking out against tar sands oil. Yesterday, Chiquita publicly confirmed that they want to see their fuel come from another source than the higher-carbon and more polluting Canadian tar sands . Business groups in the Canadian province of Alberta are already hitting back, calling for a boycott of Chiquita. But yet another call for a boycott just because a company is doing the right thing to fight climate change comes across as little more than a temper tantrum. As people feel the impacts of extreme weather from climate change in their everyday lives, they are rightly asking questions about why the oil industry is continuing to go after ever dirtier sources of fossil fuels that make it impossible to fight climate change . World o...

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