Dirty Energy & Fuel

Published on September 22nd, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan


Ethical Oil? (VIDEO)

September 22nd, 2011 by

While getting oil from the Saudi Arabia is not something I support, this ridiculous video (below) about “ethical oil” is trying to make my blood boil. I’m barely managing to keep my cool. If you think that getting oil from the tar sands of Canada could be ethical, check out this post: Tar Sands Oil Pipeline = Backwards Thinking (Humongous Climate Change Impact).

Here’s the completely deceitful video passed on to me via email:

“A choice we have to make”? Give me a break. We don’t HAVE TO be addicted to oil.

Yes, the oil industry is one of deceit, manipulation, and profit above all else, no matter where it is getting its oil from.

Fight back by getting on a bike or bus today and getting involved in politics.


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is the director of CleanTechnica, the most popular cleantech-focused website in the world, and Planetsave, a world-leading green and science news site. He has been covering green news of various sorts since 2008, and he has been especially focused on solar energy, electric vehicles, and wind energy since 2009. Aside from his work on CleanTechnica and Planetsave, he's the founder and director of Solar Love, EV Obsession, and Bikocity. To connect with Zach on some of your favorite social networks, go to ZacharyShahan.com and click on the relevant buttons.

  • Whoa, that’s both culturally insensitive and outrageously cheeky. First of all, showing hijab to make a visual case for oppression is culturally insensitive and insulting. I know women who choose to wear hijabs because it’s their culture just like women in the west choose to wear bikinis, not to placate men but because it’s their culture. Secondly, did this oil ad really ask us to give money to the oil lobby?? Really?

    • I know, a huge WHOA! The bit at the end was certainly a shocker…

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