Amid increased public and government pressure, high-ranking oil executives defended their efforts to reduce emissions and increase environmental responsibility at a recent virtual press conference. Despite many accusations of ignoring the impacts of climate change, the executives highlighted their initiatives to invest in renewable energy sources and reduce their emissions. They feel that they are making strides to create a viable future for the industry. The debate of air pollution consequences continues to plague this industry, and it is clear that more steps must be taken to ensure an environmentally-sound future.