Bush is not Environmentally Friendly?

Gore is the green man and Bush is the big oil polluter. At least those are the impressions you get from listening to the tree huggers. This is from an email I got from News Max. Seems to me that Gore has some work to do to be as environmentally sound as Bush.

Al Gore preaches energy conservation in the face of global warming — and lives in a Tennessee mansion that consumes more electricity in a month than the average American household uses in a year.

President Bush has drawn criticism for being insensitive about environmental issues — and his “Texas White House” is a model of environmentally friendly living.

Marc Morano, communications director for the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public works, called the glaring discrepancy to the attention of NewsMax, and noted on the committee’s Web site: “Former Vice President Al Gore has been criticized for his rather large electric bills . . . What you might not have heard about is how environmentally friendly President George Bush’s home is in Crawford, Texas.”

On the site, Morano reprints part of a Chicago Tribune story from 2001 that describes Bush’s Texas home: “Geothermal heat pumps located in a central closet circulate water through pipes buried 300 feet deep in the ground where the temperature is a constant 67 degrees; the water heats the house in the winter and cools it in the summer. Systems such as the one in this ‘eco-friendly’ dwelling use about 25 percent of the electricity that traditional heating and cooling systems utilize.

“A 25,000-gallon underground cistern collects rainwater gathered from roof runs; wastewater from sinks, toilets and showers goes into underground purifying tanks and is also funneled into the cistern. The water from the cistern is used to irrigate the landscaping surrounding the four-bedroom home. Plants and flowers native to the high prairie area blend the structure into the surrounding ecosystem . . .

“The 4,000-square-foot house is a model of environmental rectitude.”

Last week NewsMax reported that Gore’s mansion in the Belle Meade area of Nashville devoured more than 20 times as much electricity as the national average.

The Tennessee Center for Policy Research disclosed that Gore last year paid nearly $30,000 in combined electricity and natural gas bills for his estate.

I wonder why we never heard about this?



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2 Responses to “Bush is not Environmentally Friendly?”

  1. George Bush’s home more environmentally friendly than Al Gores?…

    This is an excellent piece from Big Dogs weblog. You can cut the irony with a knife that Greorge Bush’s home is so much more environmentally friendly and with such a smaller carbon footprint than Al Gores is. Huh, imagine that. ~RJHBig Dog’s weblog …

  2. Virginia says:

    Yes, excellent piece . I know this is true about Bush. I have relative that lives in spitting distance from the President’s place in Crawford, Tx. and he does confirm every word. Bush is very environmentally friendly. Gore is typical Liberal, do as I say, not as I do.