Skip to comments.Gore Accuses Koch Brothers of Being 'Purveyors of the Dirtiest Energy on Earth'
Posted on 06/11/2013 5:06:01 PM PDT by Kaslin
Former Vice President Al Gore made some disgraceful statements about the Koch brothers Tuesday.
Participating in a Google+ Conversation, Gore accused two of the nation's largest employers of being "purveyors of the dirtiest energy on earth" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
Gore Calls the Koch Brothers 'Purveyors of the Dirtiest Energy on Earth'
AL GORE: [Obama’s] got a big decision coming up on the XL Pipeline for these awful, filthy tar sands that, you know, Canada just said, "Don’t take it across British Columbia. We’re not going to put up with that. It’s just too dirty and too dangerous."
Not surprisingly, Gore was stretching the truth a bit here.
The government of British Columbia has rejected the Keystone XL pipeline. However, as PRI.org reported Tuesday, it's questionable whether or not this will impact construction: "[A]pproving the pipeline is the province of the federal government, so the B.C. decision could be largely symbolic."
By contrast, CBC News reported last month:
Prime Minister Stephen Harper told an American audience today that the Keystone XL pipeline "absolutely needs to go ahead."
Harper made the pipeline pitch while taking questions at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City.
He laid out the case for why U.S. President Barack Obama's administration should approve the proposed pipeline that would connect Alberta's oilsands to the Gulf Coast, touting job creation prospects. Harper said the project will create 40,000 jobs south of the Canadian border and that can't be ignored.
"This is an enormous benefit to the U.S. in terms of long-term energy security," Harper added.
He acknowledged environmental challenges, but said that the intensity of greenhouse gas emissions attributed to the Alberta oilsands have dropped by 25 per cent over the last decade and that the government is continuing to invest in technology to further reduce emissions.
The prime minister also said that the amount of emissions from the oilsands plays a small part in total global emissions.
Not surprisingly, none of this matters to Gore who is heavily invested in green energy and stands to take a bath if America really opens the door to tar sands both here and in Canada:
GORE: And they want to put a pipeline right down through very environmentally sensitive parts of our country so they can export it from the Gulf of Mexico to China. Well, the hell with that. It’s the dirtiest form of fuel on the planet, except for its byproduct, petroleum coke, or pet coke, that’s piling up on the Detroit River right now, part of it, thanks to the Koch brothers - the purveyors of the dirtiest energy on earth. This is an atrocity, these tar sands. It really, and so, he ought to veto that, and I hope that he will.
Once again, Gore was exaggerating. Forbes reported Saturday:
Detroit’s a growing mountain of pet coke sitting on the dockside. This appears to be becoming one of the environmental cause celebres, combining as it does the involvement of the Koch brothers, carbon emissions, Canadian tar sands and the Keystone XL pipeline.
After many scientific details about pet coke, author Tim Worstall concluded:
[P]et coke could potentially by [sic] much less polluting than other forms of coal fired electricity production. This is because the purity of it means that carbon capture and storage would be much easier (in much the same way that CCS with natural gas is much easier than with coal). [...]
[T]he bottom line here is that some of the commentary about pet coke seems to be rather over egging the pudding about the emissions that come from its use. Yes, absent CCS, emissions are higher than using coal. But the some 5 to 7 % higher per unit of electricity produced, not the 50% and more per tonne material used, is the relevant increase to look at.
So once again, Gore seems to be full of hot air - or as the British would say, "over egging the pudding."
ManBearPig needs to eschew petro-energy and go live in a Yurt.
Apparently he has no problem with that islamic oil producing “new” group that bought his company.
ALGORE is full of S*$T
He needs to live under a rock and I’ll even drop it on him.
This coming from someone that owns what, two mansions?
Al Gore is the largest polluter in Tennessee with his tin mines.
Says the man whose family fortune was built on coal and kissing Armand Hammer’s oily behind.
If they were going to export to China, sending it to the Gulf of Mexico is a stupid move. Gore, as bad at geography as he is at science.
This coming from a man with a carbon footprint the size of King Kong’s
And Gore is the consumer of the dirtiest energy on Earth.
The crazed sex poodle isn’t dirty?
Sounds like a Happy Ending to me.....
Fat-ass Gore needs to be stuffed in the pipeline and floated along with the tar sands for a few hundred miles.
Al Gore Santa Barbara home
Al Gore plane
Oh , go away Al ,no one wants to play anymore
Thank God this idiot did not become President; Canada already takes the oil to Pacific ports:
The Canadian ‘Tar Sands’ is the largest oil spill known to mankind.
It dwarfs anything else ever spilled.
It needs to be cleaned up, and private industry stepped up to the plate to do just that.
Not Big Government, not the environazi’s, private industry.
They just want to be left alone to clean it up, leaving clean sand behind.
If only Big Government would get out of the way.
Occidental, Elk Hills, etc.
Thanks Kaslin, and g’night all.
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Posted on 06/11/2013 4:25:41 PM PDT by Libloather
Hey now, Gore.. you invented the internet and gave online porn a venue.. we used to just call it CONgre$$.. and we had to wait for the evening news to find out how they had screwed us over that day.
Alinsky-ite bullshit. Typical individual-freeze-and-polarize crap. Getting very tired of the same-old same-old.
You are a purveyor of the dirtiest politics on earth: Demonize my chosen enemy, and then profit from his customers who coming running to me.
Al, you were a sleaze when your daddy sent your to private D.C. schools, a sleaze when daddy arranged your Viet Nam duty, a sleaze when you inherited your Senate seat, a sleaze when you “inherited” the vice-presidency, and, finally, a sleaze when you took all your insider knowledge - leftward leaning, to be sure! - and parleyed it into millions by way of Al Jazeera and green technology.
Exactly, which is why he's a "purveyor of the dirtiest underwear on Earth."
I just can’t believe that anyone with at least 2 brain cells to rub together would still believe anything this charlatan says.
Can you blame Canada? I can’t
Gore favors George Soros in that picture.
I think all the coal fired electricity producers
should shut down for a week and let the nation
see what that would mean.
Unlike the royal family of Qatar or wherever the blazes it was that he sold his TV network to.
That is a unique way to look at it.
In today’s world, which is dominated politically by the environazi’s, I think it is the only practical way to explain it to others, especially the uninformed.