vivoleum ExxonMobil has hit upon a novel and renewable source of fuel
"Attendees paid 50 dollars a head to hear a speech from the National Petroleum Council, a group that also advises the White House on oil and gas matters.
It was rumoured a new joint energy policy from the Canadian and American governments was coming.
posted by nihlton
on Jun 14, 2007 -
Corporate Terrorism Approved
"The International Labor Rights Fund filed the suit with the U.S. district court in Washington last year on behalf of 11 villagers from Aceh who contend that they were victims of murder, torture, kidnapping and rape by the military unit guarding Exxon Mobil's gas field."
"the State Department said the lawsuit would "risk a seriously adverse impact on significant interests of the United States, including interests related directly to the ongoing struggle against international terrorism."
I guess the villagers killed weren't part of the axles of evil so it is OK to contract out their murders?
posted by nofundy
on Aug 8, 2002 -
Exxon "helped torture in Indonesia."
The Aceh uprising brings up the point--how far do we allow multi-nationals to go to "protect their interests"? Would you sanction torture to keep the price of gas and other petroleum products low?
posted by aflakete
on Jun 22, 2001 -