On her Facebook fan page, Sarah Palin accuses environmentalists of outsourcing environmental hazards and making drilling more dangerous.
[social_buttons] Have you seen Sarah Palin’s Facebook page lately? No? Well, I don’t blame you. It’s difficult to read her posts without wanting to bang your head against the wall. Yesterday, I happened to stumble upon Palin’s latest post and, boy, does my head hurt.
Good old, folksy Sarah decided to send a message to “extreme environmentalists” accusing them of causing more damage to the environment due to their protests against domestic offshore and onshore energy production. Huh?
Her logic… when radical environmentalists lock up safe drilling areas such as the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), they are outsourcing energy development to other countries some of which “don’t like America and don’t care for the planet like we do.”
Really, Sarah? Do I need to remind you of the 187 states and countries who have signed and ratified the Kyoto Protocol? Not including the United States. Or that the U.S. is second only to China as the top emitter of carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas? Also, the U.S. is the second worst environmental offender on the planet according to a recent study by the University of Adelaide, the National University of Singapore and Princeton University.
Sarah also defends her “Drill, Baby, Drill” message on Twitter, and Treehugger does a nice job proving Palin’s “twisted logic”. Palin using the BP oil-spill disaster as an argument to promote “Drill, Baby, Drill” is ironical and comical at best. And the fact that she uses her own Facebook page to send a message to environmentalists is counter-intuitive. Are many environmentalists following her Facebook page? Or is she just trying to rile-up her followers? What’s more frightening than the post itself is the comments by her over 1.5 million followers.
If you’re interested in reading her entire Facebook post, you can find it here but have your ibuprofen at the ready. She ends with the following…
“Radical environmentalists: you are damaging the planet with your efforts to lock up safer drilling areas. There’s nothing clean and green about your misguided, nonsensical radicalism, and Americans are on to you as we question your true motives.”
Thanks, Sarah, for sharing your misguided, nonsensical diatribe. And by the way, environmentalists are also Americans.
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With more than 10 years experience working for a major Fortune 500 company, Cindy specializes in socially and environmentally responsible business strategies. She has developed successful corporate communications and stakeholder engagement strategies on contentious sustainability issues and has worked with a number of NGOs and activist organizations on how to effectively partner with multinational companies. Cindy frequently writes about topics ranging from what is corporate social responsibility to sustainable supply chain and measuring a company's environmental impact. She believes business plays a vital role in the health of our communities and our planet.