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1983 Letter from Exxon to Esso Regarding Natuna Environmental Concerns

October 17, 1983 letter from Alvin M. Natkin, Exxon’s manager of environmental affairs at Exxon’s Science and Technology Department to R.L. Preston of Esso Eastern regarding environmental concerns stemming from the Natuna gas project including harm sulfur and carbon dioxide emissions. Share this post on your feed Twitter Facebook Google+

1965 API President “Meeting the Challenges of 1966”

This document, uncovered by Benjamin Franta in a letter to the Editor of Nature, contains the annual remarks of the American Petroleum Institute’s (“API”) President, Frank Ikard. Delivered in 1965, Ikard was preparing the oil industry for the challenges in the coming year. Significant for his acknowledgement of the 1965 Science Advisory Committee¬†report¬†(“Report”) that highlighted climate change and carbon emission hazards, Ikard worried of the industry’s challenges as they “grow in number, size, and complexity year by year.” In the face of The Water Quality Act, Clean Air Act amendment, and local regulations addressing pollution, Ikard said “[i]t takes no crystal ball to see that our involvement in government matters will intensify in the year ahead.”