Yes, you read the title correctly.
It is generally assumed that fossil fuels--oil, natural gas, and coal--are bad for earth's environment to some degree. Even those who oppose efforts to curtail fossil fuel usage by government edict on economic grounds concede the point, arguing instead that the fuels are economically necessary (for jobs, for instance).
But is that assumption really accurate?
An important debate is coming on November 5th, 2012, between leading environmentalist Bill McKibben and Center for Industrial Progress founder Alex Epstein. McKibben has declared the fossil fuel industry "public enemy number one," while Epstein believes it's time for the industry to take the "environmental high road." This debate, says Epstein, is "an opportunity to show the world how the truth about fossil fuels stacks up against the best the other side has to offer."
Watch the debate here on November 5th at 7:00 pm.