Skip to comments.Al Gore, raising the heat on Obama, calls Keystone an “atrocity”
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 cant 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. Its 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 doesnt need Congress to do anything, Gore said. If it hurts the feelings of people in the carbon polluting industries thats too bad.
A few days previous, the former veep made another call for Obama to take action. I hope that hell 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 presidents 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
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A can of Campbells Chicken Noodle Soup is an atrocity according to Al Gore.
pssst—hey Al, baby—THERE IS NO GLOBAL WARMING!
it’s an atrocity to the robber barons who prefer to keep oil prices artificially inflated
I am going to guess that manbearpig does own a mirror, otherwise he would have a clearer image of an atrocity.
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 ).
Who is that specifically?
Mr. Gore....You need a good back rub (wink wink) to calm yourself down.
Al oGre probably has purchased stock in railroads. Tank cars.
Algore IS growing exponentially wider. Democrat and activist is redundant.
Al, we saw through your game when you sold CurrenTV to oil $$$-supported al-Jazeera!
(Pssssst... Al... you have no credibility.)
So, Al.. how’s Tipper and the kids?
Economic terrorist Al Gore making a $300 million fortune on a hoax is an atrocity.
Al, you’re the one who needs to chill.
Somebody lead him back to his room.
These folks know the clock is ticking on global warming. They are desperate.
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.
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 )