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Gore Accuses Koch Brothers of Being 'Purveyors of the Dirtiest Energy on Earth'
NewsBuster.com ^ | June 11, 2013 | Noel Sheppard

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."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: algore; aljazeera; charleskoch; environment; flimflamal; globalwarming; hoax; kochbrothers; lockbox; manbearpig; riskyscheme; runslikeagirl

1 posted on 06/11/2013 5:06:01 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

ManBearPig needs to eschew petro-energy and go live in a Yurt.


2 posted on 06/11/2013 5:06:59 PM PDT by Paladin2 (;-))
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To: Kaslin

3 posted on 06/11/2013 5:08:49 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: Kaslin
I understand that algore’s 50,000 sq ft “bungalow” in Tennessee uses 5,200 kWh of juice per month in winter and 8,400 in summer.
4 posted on 06/11/2013 5:09:29 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: Kaslin

Apparently he has no problem with that islamic oil producing “new” group that bought his company.


5 posted on 06/11/2013 5:10:12 PM PDT by svcw (If you are dead when your heart stops, why aren't you alive when it starts.)
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To: Kaslin

ALGORE is full of S*$T


6 posted on 06/11/2013 5:10:27 PM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Paladin2

He needs to live under a rock and I’ll even drop it on him.


7 posted on 06/11/2013 5:11:33 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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8 posted on 06/11/2013 5:11:57 PM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep one hand on my shoulder and the other over my mouth.)
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To: Kaslin

This coming from someone that owns what, two mansions?


9 posted on 06/11/2013 5:12:01 PM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a gamer not because I choose to have no life, but because I choose to have many.)
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To: Kaslin

Al Gore is the largest polluter in Tennessee with his tin mines.


10 posted on 06/11/2013 5:12:33 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Kaslin

Says the man whose family fortune was built on coal and kissing Armand Hammer’s oily behind.


11 posted on 06/11/2013 5:13:51 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Kaslin

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.


12 posted on 06/11/2013 5:14:07 PM PDT by Toddsterpatriot (Math is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
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To: Kaslin

This coming from a man with a carbon footprint the size of King Kong’s


13 posted on 06/11/2013 5:14:31 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Kaslin

And Gore is the consumer of the dirtiest energy on Earth.


14 posted on 06/11/2013 5:14:55 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Kaslin

FU ManBearPig


15 posted on 06/11/2013 5:19:53 PM PDT by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: Kaslin

The crazed sex poodle isn’t dirty?


16 posted on 06/11/2013 5:21:45 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: cripplecreek

Sounds like a Happy Ending to me.....


17 posted on 06/11/2013 5:24:34 PM PDT by Paladin2 (;-))
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To: Kaslin

Fat-ass Gore needs to be stuffed in the pipeline and floated along with the tar sands for a few hundred miles.


18 posted on 06/11/2013 5:26:50 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Kaslin

Al Gore Santa Barbara home

Al Gore plane

19 posted on 06/11/2013 5:29:15 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Kaslin

Oh , go away Al ,no one wants to play anymore


20 posted on 06/11/2013 5:41:19 PM PDT by molson209
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To: Kaslin
i>AL GORE: “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."

Thank God this idiot did not become President; Canada already takes the oil to Pacific ports:

21 posted on 06/11/2013 5:43:43 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (Obama lied, Stevens died, now Obama covers up the lies.)
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To: Kaslin

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.


22 posted on 06/11/2013 5:49:12 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Liberals, at their core, are aggressive & dangerous to everyone around them,)
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To: Kaslin

23 posted on 06/11/2013 5:51:26 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: DManA

Occidental, Elk Hills, etc.


24 posted on 06/11/2013 5:54:16 PM PDT by sasquatch
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Kaslin, and g’night all.

Climate Models Predict Heat That Hasn’t Occurred (hoax still a mystery to climate scientists)
IBD | 6/11/13
Posted on 06/11/2013 4:25:41 PM PDT by Libloather
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3030125/posts


25 posted on 06/11/2013 5:54:26 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Kaslin

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.


26 posted on 06/11/2013 5:55:07 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: Kaslin

Alinsky-ite bullshit. Typical individual-freeze-and-polarize crap. Getting very tired of the same-old same-old.


27 posted on 06/11/2013 6:10:18 PM PDT by Lazamataz ("AP" clearly stands for American Pravda. Our news media has become completely and proudly Soviet.)
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To: Kaslin
Gore, the God to the Low Information Voter, got his first millions from Daddy who got his millions for Occidental Petroleum.
28 posted on 06/11/2013 6:43:32 PM PDT by Chgogal (Obama "hung the SEALs out to dry, basically exposed them like a set of dog balls..." CMH)
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To: Kaslin

Al,

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.


29 posted on 06/11/2013 6:44:58 PM PDT by Belteshazzar (We are not justified by our works but by faith - De Jacob et vita beata 2 +Ambrose of Milan)
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To: bmwcyle
ALGORE is full of S*$T

Exactly, which is why he's a "purveyor of the dirtiest underwear on Earth."

30 posted on 06/11/2013 6:49:34 PM PDT by MCH
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To: Kaslin

I just can’t believe that anyone with at least 2 brain cells to rub together would still believe anything this charlatan says.


31 posted on 06/11/2013 6:50:59 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: Michael.SF.

Can you blame Canada? I can’t


32 posted on 06/12/2013 3:30:16 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

Gore favors George Soros in that picture.


33 posted on 06/12/2013 3:38:43 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think all the coal fired electricity producers
should shut down for a week and let the nation
see what that would mean.


34 posted on 06/12/2013 3:40:39 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Kaslin

Unlike the royal family of Qatar or wherever the blazes it was that he sold his TV network to.


35 posted on 06/12/2013 8:31:32 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: Balding_Eagle
The Canadian ‘Tar Sands’ is the largest oil spill known to mankind.

That is a unique way to look at it.

36 posted on 06/12/2013 11:16:08 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (Obama lied, Stevens died, now Obama covers up the lies.)
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To: Michael.SF.

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.


37 posted on 06/12/2013 3:10:34 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Liberals, at their core, are aggressive & dangerous to everyone around them,)
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