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Oil and Water

POSTED: 06:54 PM ET, 11/16/2007 by The Editors

The American Petroleum Institute today rescinded its offer to give the Smithsonian $5 million for a major exhibit hall and Web site on the world's oceans. Two leading members of the Board of Regents, including Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), indicated they would oppose accepting the gift. They said they were worried that oil-and-gas money could taint the showcase "Ocean Initiative." The dustup over the oil industry money is the latest in a series of management and spending questions The Post has documented at the world's largest museum complex.

By The Editors |  November 16, 2007; 6:54 PM ET
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they were worried that oil-and-gas money could taint the showcase "Ocean Initiative." ???

me too.

if oil-and-gas folks have money to give to "taint" initiatives, maybe they could be more fairly taxed - then that money could come from that received for taxes?

Posted by: sd | November 19, 2007 11:06 AM

This new feature holds so much promise. Thank you for giving it a try. Hopefully, reader's comments will be kept to the facts without emotional outbursts. There is so much information for us to absorb. As you explain, "more than two dozen (24) editors and reporters produce investigations for The Post.
I've just read several articles in the Daily Yomiuri online. Why, you ask? The hunting of the Humpback Whales & also, Japan's involvement in really trying to do something about Global Warming & Green House Gasses. When are we (America) going to co-operate with the rest of the World? OPEC?
As of Oct. 22nd, gasoline prices in Japan were 144.9 YEN per LITER. Do most Americans know how much that is per gallon? And they're paying 1,00 YEN per 18 LITERS for kerosene for heating.
They reported that TATA Motors, Mumbai, India has developed and is marketing an automobile for 100,000 rupee = $2,500.00. David Cole Chairman of our Center for Automobile Research, located in Ann Arbor, Michigan; is fully aware as he is quoted in the Yomiuri article. There is very much awareness of TATA by other World Automotive Manufacturers such as: Renault SA, Nissan Motors, Toyota, Hyundai and Chery.
By the way the exchange rate Yomiuri quoted is 110.32 per One U.S. Dollar. WOW!

Respectfully Submitted.....
P.S. Due to error in template~I was unable to preview this..

Posted by: earthtribemember | November 20, 2007 5:17 AM

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