Shell CEO Ben Von Burden warned privately last night of ‘strange and unimaginable consequences,’ if congress does not immediately bailout the oil industry.
“Shell alone spend $150 million a year lobbying you to block or delay climate change policy,” he told an invite-only gathering of congressmen at Pineapple and Pearls, one of Washington’s most expensive restaurants.
Von Burden, aka “Bunga-Bunga Burden,” spoke from the heart and without notes at what one insider described as ‘a private but deeply emotional dinner’ for sympathetic representatives.
He is said to have painted a “cold and dark” new picture of the world, post pandemic.
“Who’ll pay a congressional intern’s compensation bill? Who’ll buy up that Vegas bimbo’s story? And most importantly of all, who’ll destroy your wife’s character in the press, ahead of a nasty divorce hearing?”
“Just have a think about that,” he added, as he concluded his speech.