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A Monumental Environmental Crime

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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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