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Al Gore, raising the heat on Obama, calls Keystone an “atrocity”
The Grist ^ | 6/16/13 | John Upton

Posted on 06/18/2013 11:47:24 AM PDT by presidio9

From one Nobel Peace Prize winner to another, this whole Keystone XL thing is an “atrocity.”

Al Gore has been calling on Barack Obama to step up the fight against climate change and Keystone, most recently during an interview with The Guardian:

The former vice-president said in an interview on Friday that he hoped Obama would follow the example of British Columbia, which last week rejected a similar pipeline project, and shut down the Keystone XL.

“I certainly hope that he will veto that now that the Canadians have publicly concluded that it is not safe to take a pipeline across British Columbia to ports on the Pacific,” he told the Guardian. “I really can’t imagine that our country would say: ‘Oh well. Take it right over parts of the Ogallala aquifer’, our largest and most important source of ground water in the US. It’s really a losing proposition.” …

“This whole project [Keystone XL] is an atrocity but it is even more important for him to regulate carbon dioxide emissions,” Gore said. He urged Obama to use his powers as president to cut carbon dioxide emissions from new and existing power plants — the biggest [single] source of global warming pollution.

“He doesn’t need Congress to do anything,” Gore said. “If it hurts the feelings of people in the carbon polluting industries that’s too bad.”

A few days previous, the former veep made another call for Obama to take action. “I hope that he’ll get moving on to follow up on the wonderful pledges he made in his inaugural speech earlier this year and then soon after in his State of the Union,” Gore said during a Google+ video chat last week, Politico reported. “Great words. We need great actions now.”

Gore joins a growing number of Democrats and activists who have been voicing their frustrations with Obama over the president’s failure to match his strong climate rhetoric with strong climate action. Last week, a group of Democratic senators sent the president a letter urging him to get going. From The Hill:

Five senators from New Jersey, New York and Connecticut sent a letter Thursday


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: algore; aljazeera; currenttv; jazeeraalgore; keystonexl; manbearpig

1 posted on 06/18/2013 11:47:24 AM PDT by presidio9
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To: presidio9

I forgot to add the “excerpted” tag to this article.


2 posted on 06/18/2013 11:48:46 AM PDT by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: presidio9

A can of Campbells Chicken Noodle Soup is an atrocity according to Al Gore.


3 posted on 06/18/2013 11:49:20 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Speaker John Boehner (R) no (D) no (R)... has more waffles than IHOP.)
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To: presidio9

pssst—hey Al, baby—THERE IS NO GLOBAL WARMING!


4 posted on 06/18/2013 11:49:39 AM PDT by basil (basil --Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: presidio9

it’s an atrocity to the robber barons who prefer to keep oil prices artificially inflated


5 posted on 06/18/2013 11:49:39 AM PDT by Homer1
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To: presidio9

I am going to guess that manbearpig does own a mirror, otherwise he would have a clearer image of an atrocity.


6 posted on 06/18/2013 11:50:28 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: presidio9

Al Gore doesn’t like competition against his buddies who made him super rich ( the Arab oil men who own Al Jazeerah, to whom he sold his TV business ).


7 posted on 06/18/2013 11:50:51 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Homer1

Who is that specifically?


8 posted on 06/18/2013 11:50:54 AM PDT by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: presidio9

Mr. Gore....You need a good back rub (wink wink) to calm yourself down.


9 posted on 06/18/2013 11:51:34 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: presidio9

Al oGre probably has purchased stock in railroads. Tank cars.


10 posted on 06/18/2013 11:51:53 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: presidio9
Hey Al stop by and pick up Jim Carey and GTFO.
11 posted on 06/18/2013 11:52:20 AM PDT by cork (Remember Bengazi!)
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To: Mastador1
Gore joins a growing number of Democrats and activists...

Algore IS growing exponentially wider. Democrat and activist is redundant.

12 posted on 06/18/2013 11:52:28 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: presidio9

Al, we saw through your game when you sold CurrenTV to oil $$$-supported al-Jazeera!

(Pssssst... Al... you have no credibility.)


13 posted on 06/18/2013 11:53:39 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: presidio9

So, Al.. how’s Tipper and the kids?

Oops...too soon.


14 posted on 06/18/2013 11:54:52 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: presidio9

Economic terrorist Al Gore making a $300 million fortune on a hoax is an atrocity.


15 posted on 06/18/2013 11:55:04 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: presidio9

Al, you’re the one who needs to chill.

Somebody lead him back to his room.


16 posted on 06/18/2013 11:56:21 AM PDT by married21
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To: presidio9

These folks know the clock is ticking on global warming. They are desperate.


17 posted on 06/18/2013 11:56:58 AM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: presidio9
How about that strip mine on your Tennessee problem, Al ?
18 posted on 06/18/2013 11:57:00 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: SeekAndFind
You have it in a nut shell.

The Arabs have half of the politicians in this country
in their pockets.

If I were to bet, I would say that the Saudis are the biggest doners to the Sierra club.

19 posted on 06/18/2013 11:57:02 AM PDT by stormryter (How much is enough.)
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To: presidio9

British Columbia is the Canadian version of California,it has a carbon tax and tons of medical marijuana growers( maybe why Al likes it there )


20 posted on 06/18/2013 11:57:56 AM PDT by molson209
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

From one NOBLE prize winner to another


21 posted on 06/18/2013 11:58:24 AM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: presidio9

Al has to stay relevant (at least, in his mind)- those mansion, private jets, and limo don't come cheap.

22 posted on 06/18/2013 11:59:34 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Sacajaweau

Indeed... maybe after a good one he can find another Chakra that needs work. /smile


23 posted on 06/18/2013 12:04:15 PM PDT by ken in texas (The Obama Excuse: They never told me and I didn't ask.)
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To: presidio9

Oh, boy... between him and Biden.

Both. Just. Embarrassing.


24 posted on 06/18/2013 12:05:13 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: SeekAndFind
Actually the Algore is working on behalf of his friends Buffett and Soros who have substantial interests in tanker cars that carry oil on railroads.

These guys are competing against the cost curve so well that it's possible the pipeline wont' be needed ~ on the other hand an oil spill on a rail line is different than an oil spill on a pipeline ~ after all, you can't just turn a valve to stop it!

25 posted on 06/18/2013 12:06:46 PM PDT by muawiyah
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When is that big Wind Bag going shut his pie hole?


26 posted on 06/18/2013 12:06:46 PM PDT by Mark1960
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To: presidio9

I’d be happy if this liar would choke on a hot dog.


27 posted on 06/18/2013 12:11:34 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Obama's Enemies List - Yes, you are a crook.)
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To: presidio9

And fighting wars in the middle east so we can control the oil there is good for the environment?


28 posted on 06/18/2013 12:13:07 PM PDT by grania
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

You don’t want that private jet to run out of fuel at 30,000 feet, Al.


29 posted on 06/18/2013 12:16:45 PM PDT by Zuse
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To: presidio9

I imagine Algore will step up his BS as his bank account balances continue to drop. Algore was really counting on those big bucks he was going to make with his carbon credit scam.


30 posted on 06/18/2013 12:17:08 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (23,116,441 households on Food Stamps! Now that's what I call HISTORICAL!!!)
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To: presidio9

Al exceeded “pathetic” a long time ago.


31 posted on 06/18/2013 12:29:32 PM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

The photographs are worth a 1,000 words each.

Gore’s hypocrisy stinks.

Well stated, BookmanTheJanitor.


32 posted on 06/18/2013 12:31:54 PM PDT by hawkaw
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To: presidio9

Remind me again how these two asshat clowns got Nobel Peace Prizes? Oh, nevermind.


33 posted on 06/18/2013 12:34:52 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: presidio9
Hey Al Bore....

why don't you clean up the biggest superfund toxic waste dump in TN ....

you know...that big lake out back....

..where your daddy taught you to swim and fish....

yeah...that lake loaded up with toxic tailings from your zinc mine.

34 posted on 06/18/2013 12:46:20 PM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: presidio9
This is not the only source of this info, but the first one that I clicked on excerpt:

For example, in the Democratic Party, Vice President Al Gore has a long-time relationship with Occidental Petroleum that has been enormously beneficial to the company. Occidental's late chairman, the controversial Armand Hammer, liked to say that he had Gore's father, Senator Albert Gore, Senior, quote, "in my back pocket", unquote.

When the elder Gore left the Senate in 1970, Hammer hired him for $500,000 a year. Personally and professionally the vice president has profited from Occidental largess. To this day he still draws $20,000 a year from a land deal in Tennessee brokered between his father and Hammer. The total amount is more than $300,000. The personal relationship between young Gore and Hammer was very close throughout the 1980's, including trips on Hammer's private jet and constant campaign contributions.

For most of the 20th century, oil companies have tried unsuccessfully to obtain control of two oil fields owned and operated by the federal government: the Teapot Dome field in Casper, Wyoming, and the Elk Hills field in Bakersfield, California. Despite his public reputation as a staunch environmentalist, Gore recommended that the president approve giving oil companies access to this publicly owned land. It is land that the U.S. Navy has held as emergency reserves since 1912. In October, 1997, the Energy Department announced that the government would sell 47,000 acres of the Elk Hills reserve to Occidental.

It was the largest privatization of federal property in U.S. history, one that tripled Occidental's U.S. oil reserves overnight. Although the Energy Department was required to assess the likely environmental consequences of the proposed sale, it didn't. Instead it hired a private company, ICF Kaiser International, Incorporated, to complete the assessment. The general chairman of Gore's presidential campaign, Tony Coelho, sat on the board of directors.

The very same day the Elk Hills sale was announced, Gore delivered a speech to the White House Conference on Climate Change on the "terrifying prospect" of global warming, a problem he blamed on the unchecked use of fossil fuels such as oil. He said, quoting, "If we ignore the scientific warnings and continue stubbornly on our current course, we better begin to prepare what we would like to . . . http://www.ratical.org/ratville/Columbia/Gore+Oxy.html

http://www.publicintegrity.org/reports/bop2000/pctranscript.html

35 posted on 06/18/2013 1:00:12 PM PDT by KittenClaws ( You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: presidio9

hey...Algore...I got yer “atrocity” hangin’ right heah, little pal.


36 posted on 06/18/2013 1:29:54 PM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: presidio9
You know there is a fraud at work when he drags up the old "Ogallala Aquifer" scare regarding keystone. The Nebraska hydro geologist who has spent his career studying Ogallala has demonstrated conclusively that the risk of a pipeline leak contaminating the aquifer is essentially zero. but I guess now that warming has failed, any straw man will do.
37 posted on 06/18/2013 3:05:53 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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