It’s looking like Al Gore’s environmental crusade must have been prompted more by guilt over Al’s own planetary buggery than anything to do with the rest of us.
Al Gore Jr. received more than $500,000 in royalties from the owners of zinc mines who held mineral leases on his farm near Carthage, Tenn. Now the mines have a new owner and are scheduled to reopen later this year.
Before the mines closed in 2003, they 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.
Flying around in private planes, three huge energy hogging homes (his Nashville mansion uses 20 times more energy than the average home), and a zinc mine polluting the water? Gore’s “carbon footprint” is more like a meteor crater.
Al’s crusade is turning into the world’s longest joke — and a dirty one at that.