Another Inconvenient “Al Gore” Truth, Tennessee Zinc Mine Enriches Al Gore’s Pockets
AL GORE – “It’s not easy Being Green”
For Oscar Award winning, ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ Al Gore, its not easy being green. The hypocrisy keeps on coming. Who knew Al Gore owns and profits from zinc mines? We do now as The Tennessean article reads, Tenn. mine enriched Gore, scarred land. I can’t wait until we hear Al Jr’s next round of excuses regarding this matter. What carbon offsets will we hear about now? As the article quotes, “Mining is not exactly synonymous with being green, is it?”
But state regulators consider those permit violations minor, and monitoring reports provide a clean bill of health for the surface water in the area. Community leaders and health officials recall no health problems ever associated with the mining.
But now that the mine is reopening and Gore’s status as an environmentalist has grown, some of Gore’s neighbors see a conflict between the mining and his moral call for environmental activism. (The Tennessean)
As Instapundit states, its not that Al Gore may have done anything wrong, its that he has made money from a project that is extremely environmental un-friendly. The hypocrisy continues.
Even Gore noted in his letter that, according to Scorecard, “pollution releases from the mine in 2002 placed it among the ‘dirtiest/worst facilities’ in the U.S.”
More from Bill Hobbs and Powerline. More on the hypocrisy line with Al Gore from Polipundit.
How do you leftists that spent your money on his movie feel now? Suckers.
“Carbon offsets” are just like every other idea the left comes up with to deal with problems real and imagined, long on feel good symbolism, short on actual results.
UPDATE I: Whose Ox Is Gored?
The media discover the former vice president’s environmental exaggerations and hypocrisy.
(Al Gore, It’s Not Easy Being Green)
Its about time the MSM got on board in questioning the hypocrisy of Al Gore and his global warming claims. John Fund’s revelations in the Wall Street Journal that the MSM is once again taking the lead from the “ankle biting bloggers”.
Last Tuesday, the Times reported that several eminent scientists “argue that some of Mr. Gore’s central points [on global warming] are exaggerated and erroneous.” The Tenessean reported yesterday that Mr. Gore received $570,000 in royalties from the owners of zinc mines who held mineral leases on his farm. The mines, which closed in 2003 but are scheduled to reopen under a new operator later this year, “emitted thousands of pounds of toxic substances and several times, the water discharged from the mines into nearby rivers had levels of toxins above what was legal.”
All of this comes in the wake of the enormous publicity Mr. Gore received after his documentary “An Inconvenient Truth” won an Oscar. The film features Mr. Gore reprising his famous sighing and lamenting how the average American’s energy use is greedily off the charts. At the film’s end viewers are asked, “Are you ready to change the way you live?”
What would we do without such “ankle biting bloggers” like Blue Crab Boulevard, Sister Toldja, Autin Bay, and Betsy’s Page to consistently show the Al Gore hypocrisy. It’s starting to catch up to him and Al is feeling the pressure that its not easy being green.
Posted March 18, 2007 by Scared Monkeys
Al Gore, Bizarre, Global Warming, WTF | 14 comments
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I have talked about Gore’s rape and despoiling of the land.YOU CAN SEE THE SCARS FROM SPACE AND ITS NOT GOING AWAY.
In the 1960s,I drove through East Tenn where they had dumped Sulfuric acid in the mining operations…..for 10 miles there wasn’t one green thing…..I understood things were starting to grow back after they stopped mining…..guess that will come to an end.
So Al Gore railed on the cigarette companies, yet he counted on big Tobacco … he rails on global warming, yet he gains money from mining.
Could Al Gore be any more of a hypo?
Mr. Gore is goring the green land that he stands and says he is protecting. Oh Uncle Al, if we look in the dictionary to find the definition for hypocrite, it show us your pciture.
VIDEO: Zinc mine reopens near Gore home
LOL I love the pic….
I see green ppl.
Al , lots of hot air is makes global warming.
ROFL – The pic…
Ah yes, algore seems to be correct about global warming. What he didn’t count on was that it’s all around him. With everyone insisting that he use correct facts, I imagine that algore’s globe is pretty darn warm right now.
I spoke to my boss about these areas of East Tenn, he is from Tenn. He said his college roomate took him to his high school which was in this area….he was shocked about what he saw….there was not one blade of grass on the football field nor anywhere around it….said it looked more like Mars than West Texas(I compare it to West Texas.) Guess Gore feels like if he says it enough it will make it so.
In my view, Al Gore has performed a great service getting the word out on Global Warming. All the other “but’s” do take away from his message, yet I’m thankful he has helped put it out there for people to apply their own filters to. And it is great that you folks are getting the negative side of Al Gore out, too. In asserting that these faults by Al Gore are negatives, though, you are giving some support to the view that pollution and global warming are indeed problems.
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lead is now banned as a metal for wheel weigths for vehicles.the preferred metal steel and zinc.al gores family having a zinc mine on their property.any connection?