Auto executive turns up heat in growing feud
Taking an unusually public swipe at another industry, Chrysler’s chief spokesman slammed major oil companies Monday, accusing them of greed and indifference to the environment.
The blunt remarks by Jason Vines, vice president of communications for DaimlerChrysler AG’s Chrysler Group, are likely to fuel tensions between Big Oil and the auto industry that have been rising along with gas prices.
“Big Oil would rather fill the pockets of its executives and shareholders, rather than spend sufficient amounts to reduce the price of fuel, letting consumers, during tough economic times, pick up the tab,”
Vines wrote on a company blog,
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