Skip to comments.Obama Cracks Down on Airplane Emissions, Buys Massive New Air Force One
Posted on 06/11/2015 8:30:52 AM PDT by Red Badger
On Wednesday, according to The Hill, the White House Office of Management and Budget approved new plans to regulate airplane emissions.
The Environmental Protection Agency will now hold hearings on the prospective findings, then write up regulation. According to the OMB, the EPA has shown that such emissions justify an endangerment finding because they affect climate change; the regulations will reportedly align with regulations that the International Civil Aviation Organization, an agency of the United Nations, is developing.
So the Obama administration wants to crack down on emissions from airplanes. Except, of course, if President Obama is aboard. Then, its a different story. The Air Force has now chosen a $367 million Boeing 747-8 (before upgrades) that runs 4,786 square feet; Business Insider calls the plane a palace in the sky. Its the longest airliner ever and flies 8,000 nautical miles at a clip. The interiors are glossy and gorgeous, including leather couches, big screen TVs, top-of-the-line side tables, a state room that would make the MGM Grand envious, a huge office, and a conference room.
The current Air Force One is insufficient for the Obama administration and the Air Force. A Boeing 747-200B series model, Air Force One can refuel in midair, has in excess of 4,000 square feet on three levels, and includes an office, a conference room, a medical suite, two galleys capable of feeding 100 people, plus quarters for the presidents staff, press, and guests. Taxpayers currently spend $206,337 for every flight hour aboard Air Force One.
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I pray that this aircraft will not be delivered while he is still President.
Is King Barack going to stop Michelle from flying all over the world on Moochie One?
Me too. Don’t want it tarnished with Moochelle and her entourages.....
She’ll probably get the old one....................
The Stain and The Mooch have carbon footprints bigger than Godzilla.
Obama considers himself exempt from liberal hysteria about global warming.
As does Al Gore and other liberal types. They have huge carbon footprints but it’s all ok because they are preaching and doing “good works” for us peons.
I wonder if the liberals and media will criticize the next president, if he/she is a Republican, for excessive unneeded travel on Air Force One???? Due to concern about environment and cost?
On the other hand, nothing will be said if a Democrat such as Hillary is the next president.
It will be solar powered. They have to only fly during daylight hours and stay above the clouds.
Dial down the rhetoric. Obama is never going to use these aircraft as President and it will be a few years before they’re ready for the next President to use them.
You wonder if this will apply to all the vip executive jets favored by our elite.
They really have a high carbon footprint versus the number of passenger miles. Ban them first.
Is it going to run on vegetable oil or something similar?
We need to go back to blimps. And international travel should only be done by air from East to west. Fly with the wind.
Or.... We could ban flying all together. Don’t we all long for the days of sail powered international travel.
It is very hard to get rid of the smell of cigarette smoke. They’ll have to fumigate the White House and the planes.
How many times has he used that obscene zillion-dollar black bus?
He’s buying NEW plane so the plane he uses now will be in his Presidential LIEBRARY!!
Of course Obama’s planes run on unicorn farts and do not affect the environment. Ditto for Al Gore and JFK Jr’s private jets.
Artist's concept of the new Air Force One....and interior.............
No chandeliers hanging off the wing tips?
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