I’d like to introduce Kathryn Marshall to EthicalOil.org readers. Those of you who follow her on Twitter at @KVMarshall know she’s one of our most enthusiastic supporters. That’s why I’m excited that, starting today, she’ll be joining on as an ethical oil blogger and taking over as EthicalOil.org’s chief spokesperson.
After four and a half years in the bear-pit of federal politics – including two national election campaigns – and leading the establishment and launch of EthicalOil.org, I’m (finally) taking a break. Starting next week, I’m going to embark on what Yes Minister’s Sir Humphrey I think called “arduous foreign travel” aka a really long vacation.
When Ezra asked me early this summer to help him use this website to blog about the ideas in his book I don’t think either of us expected how fast interest in the ethical oil idea would grow or the amount of media attention we’d receive. We certainly didn’t expect to be censored by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its 2,600 lawyer law firm.
Now that EthicalOil.org is up and running, it’s a good time for me to hand over the reins to someone else. I’ll try to keep blogging every once in a while but media needing an ethical oil spokesperson, or blog readers who want to suggest an idea for something EthicalOil.org can do, can reach Kathryn at email@example.com. Welcome Kathryn!