Sarah Palin Calls "Extreme Environmentalists" Hypocrites on Facebook

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.

  • just following the link from the Sarah Palin article…just curious, is she really going for the presidency or have i just slid into some strange alternate reality ? The calm scientific reality of Barack Obama replaced with isolationist neo conservatism and a hankering for the Dark Ages !! Still lokk on the bright side , climate change , anthropic led species extinction and ecological collapse ……if Palins little friends havent shot everything first!!….should solve any concerns i may have !!…
    PS i am English , we have a different slant on things and humour so please no one sue me , i am entitled to an opinion …or i was last time i checked. XXXX

    • @graym: haha,.. nice commentary. i like your humor 😀

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  • Xia

    I find this a very political move, as politics is now more a game than leading a country and solve problems.

    You should not write her off, she's proven capable to drill into fanatical, illogical,
    egotistical crowds such as herself.
    Also she has proven to be incapable of performing a political job. Alaskan Governor?

    She's gained attention by getting it and striking at painful spots and before we know, you
    end up with her in the White House as some kind lower secretary (You really think she ends up as President, she'll be lucky if she can get close by in his presence.)
    Just debunk her or ignore her

    All I want to know : how does one get to call itself 'Conservative' but don't conserve anything?


    I havent seen sierra club or the movie stars getting their clothes dirty either chtickle or for that matter al bore.I guess moving in his 9million dollar digs close to the beach(and by the way hurting wildlife)he is JUST to busy.Oil and oil products is essential for life as we know it,Buying from overseas only helps fund terrorism

    • With all due respect, the movie stars and Al Gore were not traveling around the country chanting "Drill, Baby, Drill". If Palin wants offshore and onshore drilling, then she better have a plan for a crisis situation.

  • David walenski

    I just took my Nexium pill for my stomach because it just may get upset after reading any article this women types or writes. I'll never read any of her books because I have no time for ulcers or stress. She better not show up in Louisiana because them folks will use her body and clothes to mop up the oil. This women is a pain in the arches for sure.

  • Red Breast Robin

    Her FB is taken out of context.. That’s a blog from the very liberal /progressive Huffington Post they are notorious for slandering and spreading lies about conservatives.
    Her post simply states that the progressives have passed so many regulations that we as a nation, a nation that always had the toughest environmental regulations to begin with … See More can no longer be self supporting and need to depend on foreign oil companies like BP who obviously don't make safety and the environment a priority. A conservative view is to drill in shallow water/ onshore/ nuclear and to integrate natural gas as a substitute for oil all which are way more environmentally and economically friendly then what the left demands of this country. The left will continue to paint this ugly picture of her but she has stood strong on her view of fewer taxes, less government and believing that people should be responsible for themselves and not government provisions.

  • Don

    Sarah Palin a complete loony, We Americans really should stop caring what this nit wit says, Her I.Q is seriously in question, People that care about our planet being called the reason for the BP disaster is unreal, And down right wrong, Her intelligence and party thinking is dangerous if you ask me, Seriously dangerous, She a "nut"

  • chtickle

    Palin should spend some time in the Gulf states before "sending a message" to anyone. And perhaps volunteer on the clean-up effort or does she not what to get her designer clothes all dirty.

  • Logan

    Best Sarah Palin video I've ever seen:
    Complete with dinosaurs, nuclear bombs, Matt Damon, and mariachi music… LOL

  • Zach

    Great piece, Cindy! I had a similar reaction. Before I thought my head was going to explode, though, her completely illogical statement on Twitter made my mind go so blank, I think I almost reached enlightenment…

  • Lucy

    She must have been on Rush's show that day, have you seen the commotion the Sierra Club has started on this topic? ~…

  • Sally

    How in God's name does a person who supports clean air and water and conservation of our natural resources become "radical?" It seems that anyone who disagrees with Her Highness gets called names. She is becoming a bully, and she thinks because idiotic Republicans continue to throw their money at her she is important. She is not. She is a loudmouth bully, and she needs to be ignored. She makes me ill. And, no, I don't go to her blessed Facebook page because I wrote one uncomplimentary comment and was banned from her site. She isn't worth my time.

  • jim

    Sarah Palin is right.
    You are upset and not being rational. Calm down.