Gore Loves The Environment


Former Vice President Al Gore appeared in Berkeley on Monday to lend his celebrity and reputation as a crusader against global warming to a measure on California's Nov. 7 ballot that would tax oil companies to raise $4 billion for green energy projects.

“I'm here to change peoples' minds on the climate crisis and to support Prop 87,'' Gore called to a group of reporters after he emerged from the “100 miles per gallon'' Toyota Prius that brought him to a noontime rally in a sun-drenched park behind Berkeley's City Hall.

His motorcade also included three motorcycles, two limousines and a Dodge Ram 1500 light duty truck.

Depending on the model, Dodge Ram's run between 14-16 city and 19-21 highway. Not very environmentally friendly. Limo's surely do not do any better. Plus, 7 vehicles?

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3 Responses to “Gore Loves The Environment”

  1. […] Unfortunately, Gore didn’t quite make the entrance green activists might have been looking for. Sure, he arrived in a Toyota Prius; but his motorcade included “three motorcycles, two limousines and a Dodge Ram 1500 light duty truck.” WTF? Why the truck? Is it a security measure? Why two limousines? I’m not at all going to attempt to defend this one. I can understand having security precautions in place for the former V.P.; but a truck? Aye….   […]

  2. […] Based on what I saw, this might be getting exaggerated throught he grapevine. Original link [1] and[2], and my comment over at Ecorazzi: I was walking right up to the rally when his motorcade pulled up, and I have to stand up to defend the former VP. The two “limousines” were normal, 4-door Lincoln’s, and they were absolutely security, because they were looking at the guys on the roof while Gore was in the open (before the rally started). Also, I have to point out that not only was Al himself in a Prius, it was clearly advertised as a 100+ MPG hybrid plug-in, way better than a stock Prius. I didn’t see a truck, but if there was one, there’s no excuse for that. I do need to point out, though, that all the equipment had “Event Solar Powered by [some company]” all over it. I think they did the best they could. […]

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