Exxon Mobil's (XOM) Australia chairman calls for reason to triumph over emotion in the debate...

Exxon Mobil's (XOM) Australia chairman calls for reason to triumph over emotion in the debate over the environmental impact of fracking and other unconventional fuel production methods if the country is to meet its energy needs and benefit from growing demand in Asia. There's no evidence that coal-seam gas production destroys farmland, contrary to popular notions, he says.

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  • Tony Petroski
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    Sorry Mr. Exxon Mobil. You're speaking to people who believe they can raise and lower the sea levels at will. Reason will have nothing to do with it. This is a culture war fought against green religious zealots.


    It's notable that our Divider in Chief, in the first debate, singled out Exxon Mobil--Saul would have been proud of his student.


    This green jihad is going to get ugly, especially with allies like the Australian chairman.


    Still...let's get it on. So says Al Green. Or was that Let's Stay Together?
    11 Oct 2012, 09:48 AM Reply Like
  • xomstock
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    I like driving a suburban and my f 350 work truck. In fact my best gas mileage vehicle is the suburban and it goes down from there!


    I like AC . I work out in the humid Houston area Texas heat and when I come home I like AC. I do not want to sweat. Sweat is for the occupy crowd and those who choose not to work. Down here we even run it on Christmas day almost every year.


    I like Steak, big thick ribeye and porter house steaks off cows who break wind and ruin the environment.


    I like to cook steak with charcoal and let the smell drift all over the neighborhood so that all my neighbors know that I have sacrificed another cow, chicken, or hog to the barbq gods while burning trees at the same time.


    I like scotch, Its brought to America by fossil fuel and this is justified as it goes good with steak.


    I want to thank Exxon and all its employees for providing the fuel, energy, and dividends, that allows me to enjoy my life the way I LIKE.
    11 Oct 2012, 10:35 AM Reply Like
  • Veritas1010
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    I agree xomstock. It is time common sense came back into vogue. No matter how hard man tries we are imperfect beings that through any of our actions causes some waste and, yes, pollution. We are not going back to the stone ages technologically. Corporations in the US and the western world adhere to an incredible amount of environmental restrictions.


    Nothing is perfect, nor contrary to truth truly "carbon neutral." We cannot continue to hamstring and hog-tie industry and expect jobs and innovation domestically. No one is advocating a trip towards "Silent Spring", I am only suggesting reason and balance to assist industry to grow and prosper again within a framework of environmental reason not fear, uncertainty, and political agendas that advance bureaucracies and totalitarian controls under the guise of green reforms.


    Or should we begin to learn how to speak Chinese now?
    11 Oct 2012, 10:05 PM Reply Like
  • User 462213
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    fracking makes water bad . smoke and mirrors? not dirt misdirection , if not; put up 100,000.000 shares of stock as proof. you might put your stock options up as well then I would believe you


    11 Oct 2012, 02:24 PM Reply Like
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