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In our economic system,

we generally do not pay for resources

we extract from the earth

nor for the pollution we give back to the earth.

Most of the cost of goods and services is just the cost of human labour and the returns to human investment.

Our governments levy token gesture charges

for the mineral extraction rights and pollution.

So the fossil fuel industries obviously focus on influencing all their costs - labour, investment and governments and their levies.

They have built up a sizeable capability in influencing

which is an obvious response to the economic environment

in which they operate

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