There’s Hypocrisy, And Then There’s Billary
By Paul Homewood
- Clinton boarded a Learjet model 60 private jet in Lebanon, New Hampshire after 2 days of campaigning – a plane that emits 2 TONS of carbon per hour
- The League of Conservation voters gave her an unusually early endorsement on Monday during the same campaign trip
- The group says its ‘top priority is addressing climate change’
- Clinton’s campaign pledged in July to go ‘carbon neutral,’ after a DailyMail video showed her boarding a private jet following a global warming speech
- The campaign hasn’t outlined any steps it’s taken since then toward achieving that goal
- For more of the latest on Hillary Clinton visit www.dailymail.co.uk/hillary
Hillary Clinton left New Hampshire campaign Tuesday night after receiving a powerful environmental group’s endorsement, boarding a private plane that emits more than two tons of carbon for every hour it’s in the air.
Video footage obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com shows the Democratic front-runner climbing aboard a Learjet model 60 aircraft at the Lebanon, New Hampshire municipal airport around 6:00 p.m.
A day earlier, she appeared with League of Conservation Voters president Gene Karpinsky to receive the organization’s formal endorsement.
The league says on its website that its ‘top priority is addressing climate change.’
ALL ABOARD THE CARBON EXPRESS: Hillary Clinton hopped into a Learjet model 60 aircraft on Tuesday evening at the tail end of a New Hampshire campaign swing in which a powerful environmental group endorsed her bid for the presidency
QUIET BURN: The Democratic front-runner boarded the luxurious chariot in secret after speaking at Dartmouth College
CAN YOU BELIEVE IT? Clinton has so far abandoned a pledge to make her White House campaign carbon-neutral but received a plum endorsement in New Hampshire from the League of Conservation Voters just one day before climbing into the Learjet
America Rising, a conservative opposition research group, shot the video Tuesday night from inside the civil aviation terminal in the town of Lebanon, a stone’s throw from Dartmouth College.
Clinton was on campus to participate in a roundtable event hosted by Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business.
She said Monday when she received the group’s presidential nod that ‘we have to use every tool we have’ to save the environment. ‘There is no Planet B. This is it.’
But America Rising clucked at the irony of a top Democrat talking out of both sides of her green policy.
‘Hillary Clinton’s hypocritical campaign has hit a new low’ the group’s communications director Jeff Bechdel told DailyMail.com.
‘Long gone are the days of the Scooby van and her campaign bragging about cost cutting,’ he said.
‘Clinton is so dependent on her out of touch lifestyle that she can’t quit her private jet addiction even just a day after touting the endorsement of a fringe green energy group.’
The $13.3 million Learjet 60 cruises at a top speed of 525 miles per hour, according to Jet Advisors, a firm that counsels America’s 1 per cent on aircraft purchases.
It also consumes 203 gallons of jet fuel for every hour it spends with its twin engines running.
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, burning a gallon of jet fuel produces 21.1 pounds of carbon dioxide.
That puts the Learjet 60’s hourly carbon footprint at 4,283 pounds – more than 2 tons.
To put these numbers into perspective, in the UK average CO2 emissions are about 8 tonnes per capita a year.