If I'm a raving paranoid conspiracy theorist when it comes to the petrochemical industry interfering with the development of alternative energy, then so are the members of the Union of Concerned Scientists.
The UCS have released a collection of incriminating documents, The Climate Deception Dossiers. In the UCS' words:
"The documents clearly show that:
"Fossil fuel companies have intentionally spread climate disinformation for decades.
"Fossil fuel company leaders knew that their products were harmful to people and the planet but still chose to actively deceive the public and deny this harm.
"The campaign of deception continues today."
The UCS say that "at a minimum," these companies should be held "accountable for their actions and responsible for the harm they have caused" :
* Conoco Phillips
* British Petroleum
The UCS calls on these companies to stop lying about climate change, and to pay for the damage they have caused. (We did it to the tobaccos companies, we can do it to the oil companies too.) (But not if we keep electing Republicans, because these are the people the Republicans work for.) They provide links to documents backing up their charges that these companies have known about climate change for decades and have deliberately and systematically spread disinformation and interfered with the development of alternative energy.
UCS, you magnificent bastards, I salute you! UCS homepage.