Thursday, April 26, 2007
We support Senator James Inhofe's campaign to expose the hypocrisy of Hollywood celebrities when it comes to energy policy and global warming. The rich celebrities live large with multiple homes, cars, planes and boats and then preach to the masses to conserve and buy a Prius. Baloney. The rest of us want what they have. And then we will buy 'Carbon Offsets' to make ourselves feel better about our energy use too. Actually, real offset programs are legitimate. We are promoting an offset program ourselves based on nuclear power: Green Carbon Bank.
Senator Inhofe has challenged celebrity activists such as Al Gore and Sheryl Crow to lower their "carbon footprint" to the same level as the average American by Earth Day in April 2008. Inhofe is now Kryptonite to the Superman Celebrities. They are dodging Inhofe's challenge. And why not? They want us to do as they say, not as they do.
Senator Inhofe publicized his so-called "Gore Pledge" at a recent Environment & Public Works Committee hearing to discuss his views on climate change. AAEA President Norris McDonald attended that hearing. Mr. Inhofe asked Mr. Gore to sign the pledge to reduce his use of products that produce greenhouse gases, but he declined, instead citing alternative carbon trade-offs.
www.Thesmokinggun.com described how the Cheryl Crow/Lauri David tour caravan includes three tractor-trailer rigs, four buses and six cars. And they aren't even purchasing offsets. Senator Inhofe also singled out other celebrity activists, including John Travolta, Leonardo DiCaprio and Madonna, to take the 'Gore Pledge.' (Sources: Marc Morano, The Washington Times)