As summer gives grudging way to our back-to-work lives, busy execs will likely compare notes at Chamber of Commerce luncheons about the economy and job creation. We can all imagine those conversations, given recent market and political news, but here are a few you won't be likely to overhear. Rex Tillerson, CEO of Exxon/Mobil: Hey Russ, I can't wait to get my hands on some of your expensive, hard-to-refine oil from the Canadian tar sands for my refineries in the lower 48. What's the hangup? The White House? Russ Girling, CEO of TransCanada: Nah, Rex, President Obama is playing ball, …
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Terry Tamminen is the former secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency and is now a policy adviser and author. His latest book is Watercolors: How JJ the Whale Saved Us.