I'm watching the Bond flick, "Quantum of Solace" on TV. One review noted, "Mathieu Amalric...stars as Bond's nemesis, Dominic Greene. Greene uses his philanthropic environmentalism as a cover to scoop up natural resources in the Third World in the hope of turning a massive profit by monopolizing their usage."
I couldn't help but think of the highly-honored environmentalist and crypto-oil baron, Al Gore. Al Gore is a major player in Occidental Petroleum, inherited from his senator-father after he got a piece of Occidental for getting Joseph Stalin's financier, Armand Hammer, off of a charge of treason against the USA. Al Gore's Occidental Petroleum "won" the bid for the Teapot-Dome-related Elk Hills Naval Petroleum Reserves in California, sold by Clinton to "balance the budget." Art imitating life?