Thursday, April 23, 2009

Saving fuel on Earth Day

"Obama's Earth Day flights burned more than 9,000 gallons of fuel" Mark Knoller points out:
"President Obama could have saved at least 9,116 gallons of fuel by giving his speech at the White House – but no wind turbines are manufactured here."


EnviroGuy said...

The oil companies have us hostage in the world today so it is good to see a government put some rules on them. They can make cleaner burning fuels they don’t because of the bottom line.
Right now there are fuel additives out there that eliminate 40-60% of the harmful emissions from exhaust,why aren’t the fuels we buy having that added to the fuel at the stations.
I know that the fuel additive that you can get at not only reduces emissions but gives you more miles per gallon.
Every little bit helps the environment if we all do a little it adds up to a lot,so let’s do our little share folks.

Dennis said...

EnviroGuy: I'm really not sure what government regulation of the oil industry has to do with Barack Obama wasting 9,000 gallons of fuel and dumping heaven only knows how much pollution into the atmosphere just for the sake of an entirely unnecessary PR stunt on Earth Day.

But I'm getting a little tired of being told that the "little guy" needs to do more to help the environment when one "big guy" like Barack Obama, Al Gore, or some Hollywood activist does more to pollute the environment than a thousand "little guys."

I'm all for cleaning up the environment. How about if we start with individuals who pollute it the most and work our way down to the "little guy."