Al Gore: Do as I say, not as I do.
So Mr. Conservation himself has a few enviro-skeletons in his closet. After reading this, I knew it HAD to go up on the blog. Here are a few tasty morsels from Al’s "environment-friendly" lifestyle:
he and his wife Tipper live in two properties: a 10,000-square-foot, 20-room, eight-bathroom home in Nashville, and a 4,000-square-foot home in Arlington, Va. (He also has a third home in Carthage, Tenn.)… In the Washington, D.C., area, utility companies offer wind energy as an alternative to traditional energy. In Nashville, similar programs exist. Utility customers must simply pay a few extra pennies per kilowatt hour, and they can continue living their carbon-neutral lifestyles knowing that they are supporting wind energy. Plenty of businesses and institutions have signed up. Even the Bush administration is using green energy for some federal office buildings, as are thousands of area residents.
But according to public records, there is no evidence that Gore has signed up…Gore's office confirmed as much
The DNC has not signed up to pay an additional two pennies a kilowatt hour to go green why, then, didn't Gore dump his family's large stock holdings in Occidental (Oxy) Petroleum? As executor of his family's trust, over the years Gore has controlled hundreds of thousands of dollars in Oxy stock. Oxy has been mired in controversy over oil drilling in ecologically sensitive areas.
Gore's home in Carthage is sitting on a zinc mine. Gore receives $20,000 a year in royalties from Pasminco Zinc, which operates a zinc concession on his property. Tennessee has cited the company for adding large quantities of barium, iron and zinc to the nearby Caney Fork River
Hmmm…Seems to me that Al wants us to be friendly to the environment, but only follows his own advice when it’s convenient and not costly. I love it when stuff like this pops up. It erodes his credibility as an environmental activist and shows his true colors as nothing more than an alarmist who obviously doesn’t truly believe the earth’s environment is being destroyed…either that or he simply doesn’t care enough to change his own life.