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Skip to comments.Protesters Label Redford As An Enemy Of The Poor
Posted on 01/16/2009 10:59:54 AM PST by Marie2
Hollywood's Sundance Kid is hurting poor people.
So say some East Coast ministers and conservative activists, who took to the streets in front of a downtown Salt Lake City theater on the eve of Robert Redford's Sundance Film Festival to accuse the actor of holding down low-income Americans with his opposition to oil and gas drilling near national parks in Utah.
The protesters, led by the Congress of Racial Equality's national spokesman Niger Innis, suggested Redford should "relinquish his wealth" and live like a poor person. They complained that the filmmaker's anti-drilling stance could lead to higher energy prices for inner-city residents, forcing them to accept a lower standard of living.
The clergymen prayed for Redford "to see the light" and linked his environmental activism with racism.
"The high energy prices we're going to see this winter are essentially discriminatory," said Bishop Harry Jackson Jr. of the Hope Christian Church in Beltsville, Md., chairman of the High-Impact Leadership Coalition, a petroleum industry advocate.
A month ago, Redford, a trustee of the National Resources Defense Council, voiced support for a federal lawsuit aimed at blocking the Bush administration's "morally criminal" attempt to auction 103,000 acres of scenic redrock desert for oil and gas drilling near Arches and Canyonlands national parks and Dinosaur National Monument.
Also, as has been pointed out, the folks who enforce low flow toilets on us are usually the ones running around in Jet Streams and drinking water from Fiji. The hypocrisy is astounding.
Don’t you just love it when the “little people” speak up regarding the elist attitudes of enviornmental nuts, and so called Hollywood stars? It makes me smile.
Good for them!!!!!!!!! Ha ha ha ha ha lol
This is very amusing. Good for Niger Innis.
This is rich, Niger, very rich. Well done.
And he dyes his hair too!
I am sure Robert will change his mind now.
naa, he’ll probably just clear cut some more trees to build another ski resort for the rich and famous.
Why give money to American contractors and working stiffs when you can give it to a sheik?