Ted Kennedy’s funeral will be a “green” one — for Alaska at least, albeit temporarily:
A U.S. Senate tour of Alaska’s climate change hot spots has been postponed so that senators may attend the funeral of their Democratic colleague, Sen. Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts.
Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, was supposed to host four senators in Alaska this weekend, including the chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Barbara Boxer, D-Calif.
The others scheduled to visit the state were Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., and Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich.
Postponing this trip will save who-knows-how-much in carbon emissions from being injected into the Alaskan atmosphere. Heck, jet engines burn 1,400 pounds of fuel just to get Debbie Stabenow airborne, let alone the rest of that bunch, so this is a victory for the environment if I ever saw one. Unfortunately for Mother Nature, they’ll re-schedule and probably have a few extra socialists in tow that they’ll bump into at the funeral and feel the need to invite along.
Debbie doesn’t need to go to Alaska anyway — she can “feel the climate change” when she’s flying, so there’s no need for her to land anywhere — ever.