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View Diary: Yes, critics, Koch brothers do have more leased tar sands acreage than any other U.S. oil company (37 comments)

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  •  petrochemical science maybe; where the .. (0+ / 0-)

    ..calculation for the bottom line profit margin is the most important variable

    Extraction industries are doing us all a favor,,why should they have to pay royalties just because it is a resource extracted from the public space? - that is how they act in the legislation they push

    That seems to be the attitude of all of these petrochemical extraction tycoons - that they really should/ actually do own everything and pay nothing at either end of production (or taxes) - especially the clean-up after exhaustion of the resource

    And yes:  

    ..nowhere near sufficient step for addressing climate change.
    The mess and environmental impact doesn't enter the extractors calculus on the real costs

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