When a promising cap-and-trade bill failed in the Senate in 2010, oil and coal companies everywhere must have breathed a sigh of relief, then probably wiped the sheen from their collective brow with a spare Benjamin and got back to work. It now looks like some of that work involved planning for a time when they would actually lose the battle over their climate sins. In a report [PDF] released by the UK-based Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), 29 companies -- including the five biggest oil-producers, ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips, Chevron, BP, and Shell (not that we’re keeping track) -- report that they …
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