BP and Exxon both make top ten worst companies in 2005, according to Multinational Monitor.
“In November 2005, BP said that it expects to spend as much as $8 billion in alternative-energy projects, including solar, wind, hydrogen and carbon-abatement technology, over 10 years.
It is running two-page ads in major U.S. newspapers touting itself as a leader in alternative energy”.
This is part of a high-energy campaign to cover up BP’s dirty tricks that flow from its oil business.
To do so, it has to cover up its shoddy operations on the North Slope of Alaska, where it is seeking to bust open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for drilling, and its reckless operations at its refineries around the globe.
In March, 15 workers were incinerated, and more than 170 injured, following an explosion at BP’s sprawling refinery in Texas City, Texas.
It was the third fatal accident at the Texas City BP facility in the last four years.
In September 2004, two workers were burned to death and another was seriously injured”.
“In the face of a virtually complete scientific consensus that global warming is real and happening — and considerable agreement that it is happening faster than expected just a few years ago — ExxonMobil continues to insist that “scientific evidence remains
inconclusive.” So far, the cynical, profit-motivated, short-term and self-interested views of ExxonMobil have mattered more than the evidence-based perspective of the world’s climatologists.
That’s because the most profitable corporation on earth has lots of political power and is skilled at amplifying its views (see ExposeExxon.org for details), and the climatologists do not and are not. While the world burns,
ExxonMobil is raking in record profits — more than $36 billion in 2005,
the highest ever earned for a single company in one year”.
What more is there to say?