Composition of relic:
Factors that led us to abandon this object:
Depletion of "standard" oil sources, outrage at dangers of extreme oil drilling, rise of cheap renewable energy.
Obstacles in the way of this relic being abandoned:
Oil companies; finance and economics system that externalizes environmental and human rights costs.
Strategies we used to overcome those obstacles:
Lobbying and campaign finance restrictions; continued documentation of and campaigning on climate impacts of reliance on oil; promotion of renewable energy as alternative.
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