EPA Promotes Earth Day by Burning Thousands of Gallons of Jet Fuel

The EPA is on a tour promoting Earth Day, a move which has prompted some environmental groups to cry foul. See, the tour is intended to promote the cutting of greenhouse gases in order to curtail climate change, but ironically (or hypocritically, as the case may be), the tour itself will require the use of thousands of gallons of jet fuel. The very purpose of the tour is therefore undercut by its methods:

A national nonprofit environmental group is turning up the heat on the Environmental Protection Agency for sending its chief on an Earth Day-themed tour to call for action on climate change, arguing the multi-city excursion will hurt the environment.


The Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility says the greenhouse gases generated by EPA administrator Gina McCarthy’s week-long, five-city tour will “far exceed” any concrete action on climate change from her travels.


“Frenetically jetting around the country appears to undercut [the] EPA’s message to ordinary Americans that they should conserve, consume less and reduce transportation pollution,” PEER Executive Director Jeff said in a statement.

Yes, well what do you expect? Al Gore toured the world in a private jet to promote his Inconvenient Truth. Barack and Michelle Obama, both rabid supporters of climate change reform, tend to fly in separate planes to their common engagements. Citing logistical difficulties doesn’t really cut it.

The fact is that the EPA and its private counterparts are all about leveraging anthropomorphic climate change to force a sociological sea change in the rest of us. But they seem largely immune to their own rhetoric, and even unwilling to take their own snake oil.

But again, what do you expect? This is just the leftist way. Power-hungry leftist bureaucracies have become downright infamous for perpetuating and even exacerbating the very problems they were created to address.

The NSA is an anti-terror bureacracy? How about the biggest source of terrorism at home and abroad—from wire taps to “judge and jury” drone strikes. The Obama administration is against income inequality? That explains why income inequality has grown so much worse under Obama’s watch. The FDA is there to make sure your food and drugs are safe? That explains why Monsanto is running small-time farmers out of the business of making wholesome food, and why legal drugs are more dangerous and destructive than any of the drugs you would expect to find from your neighborhood dealer. The Department of Health and Human Services is designed to help the poor? That explains why there are more poor people now than ever. The Department of Education is designed to make sure our children get a good education? That explains why literacy has declined precipitously since its inception. The list could go on and on.

In America, there is one thing you can count on from the civil government officials: They will do basically and exactly the opposite of what they say they intend to do, and they will not be held accountable for it in the end—you will.

26 responses

  1. The EPA is one of the most corrupt govt agencies. If the EPA would do their job there would be hell to pay for the BP gulf disaster which has basically destroyed the gulf.

    • The oil companies own most of the politicians. Over the years, Republicans have voted to give the oil companies subsidies that YOU paid for.

      • And your faux god, B)o( wants to send our oil to Brazil. . .to a company conveniently owned by his puppet master, Soros. And YOU voted for this, not to mention paid for also.

      • woonie……there are lobbyists foe EVERY industry…..that’s what retired or booted out of office polititians do after leaving office, but I digress…..the only oil companies that recieve gov. subsidies are SMALL companies…..not the big guys.
        I can understand how your very small, liberal mind can justify a 4 cent per gallon of gas profit for the oil companies but find nothing wrong with a MINIMUM gas tax of 15%.
        Please verify before parroting the liberal talking points.

      • Want a list of Democrats including your messiah Barack Hussein Obama who regularly take money from BP including during the time their well was gushing oil in to the Gulf? Obama was all tough talk back then and he extorted even more money out of them. Didn’t you lefties ream George Bush when gas went up to $3.50 per gallon for a short period of time before it went back down to $1.79 claiming he was enriching his oil buddies. You have been strangely silent for the past five years while Obama let gas go over $4.00 per gallon and stay there. Is he enriching his oil buddies? He has done nothing to alleviate the situation but is very good at standing in the way.

  2. What a bunch of fools. . .no surprise this is part of the demonrats and their administration. Cows can’t even fart so gotta wonder, what effect this has on global warming?

  3. This bunch of idiots EPA self claimed lawmakers shold be shut down for good they are as phony as a Clinton #3.00 bill

  4. Should down the EPA, they are doing the environment more harm than good and look at the money it is costing us, too, to say nothing about the waste of fuel. Is the purpose for all this worth it?? Not in my opinion!!!

  5. Can you say “HYPOCRITS”??????? I KNEW that you could!!!!
    Don’t forget that they were spewing out Carbon Monoxide when they were giving all of their INANE speeches…………..!

  6. Translation: It is obvious to me that they do not care about the environment, they don’t care about people having jobs and being productive; they don’t care about people – citizens! Period! All they care about is what is the best way to grow the federal government and increase their power…. Inspired and emboldened by their Emperor and King, these ends justify any means. WE THE PEOPLE must become free again soon.

  7. Breaking News! Obama farts all over Earth Day. Global warming is a hoax, and
    those that want YOU to be taxed for it are big bags of gas.

    Obama will burn more than 35,000 gallons of fuel on Earth Day, emitting 375 TONS of carbon dioxide

    President took Marine One chopper to Andrews Air Force Base and will fly to Washington state and Tokyo, Japan on Tuesday

    ‘Earth Day is about taking action,’ the White House declared shortly after takeoff

    Air Force One consumes 5 gallons of jet fuel for every mile it flies

    The U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates that burning the fuel emits 21.1 pounds of CO2 per gallon

    Total presidential fuel consumption for Earth Day, not including automobile motorcades, is an estimated 35,609 gallons

  8. So, all you have to do be one of the elite and dump tons of CO2 into the
    atmosphere without being criticized is talk some green BS. OK.

    Green Hypocrisy: CEO of Virgin Airlines Says Global Warming Skeptics Should ‘Get Out of Our Way’
    Virgin CEO Richard Branson may be championing green business investments
    but his airline empire has emitted more than 7.1 million metric tons of
    carbon dioxide into the atmosphere over the years.
    Branson recently took to his blog to decry global warming denialism, saying that those who are skeptical of mankind’s effect on the planet should “get out of our way.” But Branson’s own airline companies have emitted millions of metric tons of
    carbon into the atmosphere.

  9. This story would have been more effective if you had shown a government passenger aircraft instead of a air force bomber which has been out of service for more than fourty years.

  10. EPA advocates equality for all which is why my letter of complaint about their observing ” Gay and Lesbian Pride Month” brought this reply. “EPA holds several observances each year. These observances are part of the Agency’s efforts to provide a workplace where all employees are treated equally and fairly, regardless of race, national origin, gender, disability, religion, age or sexual orientation, and to recognize the diversity of our workforce. The observances include the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, Black History Month, American Indian Heritage Month, Disabilities Awareness Month, Older Workers Month, and Gay and Lesbian Pride Month. These observances are consistent with Executive Order 11478.” Equal Employment Opportunity in the Federal Government as amended by Executive Order 13087, which provide and policy basis for all federal agencies to prohibit discrimination in the workplace and to promote equal employment opportunity through a continuing affirmative program.” Hope you won’t feel bad if you’re missing (I guess they don’t hire people like you Wonder how much they spend on this? btw Most of us would be happy just to recognized with their wages for a job well done.

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