Hillary Clinton has struggled to earn the support of the more extreme elements in her party, environmentalists included. A few months ago, she tried to pander to those who belive the Earth is melting faster than a chocolate bunny in July under the limited influence of mankind by attacking the Keystone Pipeline project, but the Obama Administration has already nixed that economic development project in the name of preserving the penugin population, so she’s been out of luck.
Finally, this week, she caught a break from the League of Conservative Voters, who broke ranks with other environmental groups (all of whom have endorsed Bernie Sanders) to provide Clinton with a modicum of ecological credence. Clinton took LCV up on its offer to attend their most recent get-together, and used the opportunity to announce a sweeping “climate change” plan that included a “North American Climate Compact” designed to put Canada and Mexico on the same page as the US in limiting fossil fuel consumption.
After he announcement, she jumped over to Dartmouth, where she crowed about her environmentalism…right before she happily boarded her private jet home.
Clinton was on campus to participate in a roundtable event hosted by Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business.
She said Monday when she received the group’s presidential nod that ‘we have to use every tool we have’ to save the environment. ‘There is no Planet B. This is it.’
But America Rising clucked at the irony of a top Democrat talking out of both sides of her green policy.
‘Hillary Clinton’s hypocritical campaign has hit a new low’ the group’s communications director Jeff Bechdel told DailyMail.com.
‘Long gone are the days of the Scooby van and her campaign bragging about cost cutting,’ he said.
‘Clinton is so dependent on her out of touch lifestyle that she can’t quit her private jet addiction even just a day after touting the endorsement of a fringe green energy group.’
Clinton’s Lear jet, which she uses to return “home” to her mansion in New York, consumes a whopping 203 gallons of jet fuel for every hour it runs. If you accept the US Energy Information Administration’s estimate of a total 21.1 pounds of carbon dioxide released per gallon, that means Clinton releases a stunning 4,283 pounds of ozone destroying carbon into the atmosphere for every hour of flying time she logs. Just like her buddy current President Barack Obama, Clinton could make a huge dent in man-made global warming if she simply took a car or a commercial airline.
But like Obama, Clinton isn’t referring to herself when she chides “all Americans” to take a greater role in preserving the environment for the next generation.” She just means you.