A Monumental Environmental Crime

By Ben Cohen

In an age where image counts more than reality, it seems that claiming

‘greenness’ does not require anything resembling real environmental

action. A report in the Independent has broken the story that BP (British Petroleum, or ‘Beyond Petroleum’) has effectively scrapped its pledge to ‘Move beyond Petroleum’, by investing almost £1.5bn to extract oil from the Canadian wilderness. Environmentalists have labeled this the “biggest

global warming crime” in history.

And who is holding BP to account for this shocking development? No one, of course.

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Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.