One thing I think is a bit mysterious is why the big players spend so much money to resist modest attempts to curb carbon emissions. They're all in the position to take their chunk of whatever money is spent to do so. Instead of lobbying to stop this stuff, they should be lobbying to get their fingers in the pie. I guess it's similar to my confusion over why we can't just pay defense contractors to make nice things instead of horrible killing machines. These are all the best-connected corporations in DC. They can figure out how to make a buck no matter what.