Until Director Morton entered the room, he felt good. Exxon’s new crystalline energy source proved immensely powerful and safe. No more oil spills would spoil Exxon’s name. Beside him, public relations whiz Philip Kennedy, sulked. Without environmental disasters, he’d lose his job soon.
Morton watched the crystals expanding uncontrollably. Mark Crabtree’s report obliterated his good mood.
“We can’t stop it’s growth soon enough,” said Crabtree. “We’ll probably lose New York.”
Morton groaned. 8 million people!
He turned to Kennedy, “Options, Mark?”
The PR man grinned. His job was safe. “Well, if we spin this right, we can look like the victim in this.”
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