Oil Execs Debate Social Responsibility

Oil company executives meeting at the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in South Africa say they "want to put a kinder face on their industry practices. But their critics are skeptical and none is smiling yet," reports Associated Press writer Bill Cormier. According to Greenpeace, the oil industry's real agenda at the summit has been "killing off any agreements on clean energy." Meanwhile, Shell is still avoiding responsibility for its collaboration with Nigeria's brutal dictatorship and South Africa's own former apartheid regime. And BP, the oil company that talks the most about its social responsibility, has been accused by some of its own workers of taking risks with their safety.