Sarah Palin loves Facebook, and Oil. So in her latest Facebook post she argues that Environmentalists are to blame for the recent oil spill in the Gulf. She states that because environmentalists are creating so many barriers as to where people can drill, they are forcing oil companies further off shore to more dangerous territory. Her logic is fair, if oil companies could drill in places like ANWR (the Arctic National Wildlife Refugee) that are closer to shore, it could be safer and tragedies like the recent Gulf spill might be avoided. However, I'm pretty sure the concept of "Drill, Baby Drill" extends beyond ANWR and even if ANWR were open for business, drilling would still be happening off shore in the Gulf. Plus, who would want to ruin these guys' party? -->
Palin's post begins like this
This is a message to extreme “environmentalists” who hypocritically protest domestic energy production offshore and onshore. There is nothing “clean and green” about your efforts. Look, here’s the deal: when you lock up our land, you outsource jobs and opportunity away from America and into foreign countries that are making us beholden to them. Some of these countries don’t like America. Some of these countries don’t care for planet earth like we do – as evidenced by our stricter environmental standards.
With your nonsensical efforts to lock up safer drilling areas, all you’re doing is outsourcing energy development, which makes us more controlled by foreign countries, less safe, and less prosperous on a dirtier planet. Your hypocrisy is showing. You’re not preventing environmental hazards; you’re outsourcing them and making drilling more dangerous.
For all you "nonsensical environmentalists" take this:
Radical environmentalists: you are damaging the planet with your efforts to lock up safer drilling areas. There’s nothing clean and green about your misguided, nonsensical radicalism, and Americans are on to you as we question your true motives.
She's not alone. On Facebook 7,642 people "like this" and over 1,000 people have commented (mostly supportive). Palin also recently tweeted that she doesn't trust BP because they are a foreign oil company, which is interesting because as the second comment on her FB note points out "[her] husband worked there for most of his life" (18 years).
Check out the full Facebook fury here.