Can a day or two go by without the public learning of another of Gore's global missteps...? Could his carbon imprint possibly be any larger at this point?
"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..." (source)
And I didn't even blog about the fact that his "carbon offsets" (that those on the left here were so quick to point out) were paid out to a company that, low and behold, "turns out to be partly owned and chaired by the former vice president himself.
Gore has built a "green money-making machine capable of eventually generating billions of dollars for investors, including himself, but he set it up so that the average Joe can't afford to play..." (source)
If James Frey had his "memoir" discredited...shouldn't the same happen to Gore's "documentary"?