what brought this on???RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia's oil minister on Sunday will address reports that the world's largest oil-producing country is set to raise production by about 500,000 barrels per day, his adviser said.
meanwhile here at home:
Bush Administration Grants Oil Companies Legal Protection in Polar Bear Habitats
storyWASHINGTON — Less than a month after declaring polar bears a threatened species because of global warming, the Bush administration is giving oil companies permission to annoy and potentially harm them in the pursuit of oil and natural gas.