Since Sep 23, 1999
The sham of global warming
Just a good in depth investigation into the money he inherited/now gets from "Oxy" oil would go a long ways towards the duplicity of the evil/ignorant man...
"... report reveals just how deep Al Gore's roots go into pro-Russian soil, starting with his father, the late Sen. Albert Gore Sr.'s strong ties to Armand Hammer, and continuing with the blatantly pro-Russian No. 2 man in the Clinton-Gore State Department,"
"Pressure is mounting on Vice President Al Gore to tell the complete truth about his family's relationship with Occidental Petroleum and its late chairman, Soviet agent Armand Hammer"
" Moran reported: "After Gore's late father left the U.S. Senate, he was named to the board of Occidental. Financial records show the Vice President is the executor of his father's estate, which holds as much as $500,000 worth of Occidental stock. That means Gore could ultimately benefit from the company's operations in Colombia. Plus, Occidental is a major Democratic Party donor, giving nearly $500,000 in soft money since 1992."
"Andrés Sandi Mucushua, a tribal representative, said: "My people are sick and dying because of Oxy. The water in our streams is not fit to drink and we can no longer eat the fish in our rivers or the animals in our forests."
Occidental started drilling for oil in 1971. By 1975 field 1AB was the largest onshore oil field in Peru, with 230 wells producing 115,000 barrels of crude oil a day - 42% of the nation's oil production.
Occidental sold its concession for the area to the Argentinian Pluspetrol in 2000. But the Achuar argue that Occidental is responsible not only for what it did over 30 years but also for setting up the systems that continue to pollute the area. A report released last week claimed that Occidental dumped "an average of 850,000 barrels per day of toxic oil by-products ... directly into rivers and streams used by the Achuar for drinking, bathing, washing and fishing, totalling approximately 9bn barrels over 30 years". The report, compiled by environmental and human rights groups in the US and Peru, states that Occidental "knowingly employed out-of-date practices ... and used methods long outlawed in the US, and in violation of Peruvian law".
"Occidental Petroleum, a U.S. based petroleum company, has had its sights set on the 1.5 billion oil barrels that lie beneath the ground in the Samoré Block (the name for the entire cloudforest region within which the Uwa territory lies) since the early 1990s. The oil companys history is linked to human rights violations and environmental destruction. Occidental (or Oxy as it is commonly referred to) was the parent company of Hooker Chemical, which is the company responsible for the Love Canal disaster... near Niagra Falls, ...
More recently, Oxy has set up an oil pipeline north of Uwa territory in the Arauca region, which has been responsible for the displacement of many native people and rendered the water in the region too polluted for human consumption (www.ran.org).
Oxy began exploring the Samore block region in 1992 and in 1995 they were granted an Environmental License from the Ministry of the Environment. At this point, the only barrier to Oxys financial gain was the Uwa peoples resistance and the resistance of other local, national and international grassroots environmental and indigenous rights activists.
The implications that drilling have for the environment have been well documented and include pollution of the air, waterways, and soil, death of wildlife, land degradation, and climate changes ...
OR - simply look at the difference between Gore's 26,000 sg! mansion and Bush's Ranch...
Bush's Ranch House 'Far More Eco-Friendly' Than Gore's
"the president's 4,000-square-foot single-story limestone house in Crawford as an "eco-friendly haven."
"Wastewater from showers, sinks and toilets goes into purifying tanks underground -- one tank for water from showers and bathroom sinks, which is so-called 'gray water,' and one tank for 'black water' from the kitchen sink and toilets," it said. "The purified water is funneled to the cistern with the rainwater."
In addition, "the Bushes installed a geothermal heating and cooling system, which uses about 25 percent of the electricity that traditional heating and air-conditioning systems consume."
"Gore's mansion (26,000 sq ft) in Nashville "consumes more electricity every month than the average American household uses in an entire year."
Gores' excuse? - Gore and his wife, Tipper, "both work out of their house" and "have special security measures for an ex-vice president, all of which naturally increases the electricity use in the home," Roberts added."