Environmentalists and 'snake oil'

Thomas Lifson
The Natural Resources Defense Council demonstrates a remarkable lack of self-awareness by seeming to offer the promise of $1gasoline while simultaneously lampooning George Bush as a ‘snake oil salesman'.

Here's the NRDC near-promise:

Want gas at $1 a gallon? America needs a bold new approach to energy, from more fuel efficient vehicles to plug-in hybrids and electric cars.

Not quite a direct promise. More like the slippery rhetoric of an infomercial, the updated version of snake oil sales. But no such modernity for the lampooning of Bush:


NRDC propaganda


Expanding supply with proven technologies is snake oil, but promising $1 dollar gasoline from unproven technologies isn't? These people are suffering from severe irony deficiency.

The Natural Resources Defense Council demonstrates a remarkable lack of self-awareness by seeming to offer the promise of $1gasoline while simultaneously lampooning George Bush as a ‘snake oil salesman'.

Here's the NRDC near-promise:

Want gas at $1 a gallon? America needs a bold new approach to energy, from more fuel efficient vehicles to plug-in hybrids and electric cars.

Not quite a direct promise. More like the slippery rhetoric of an infomercial, the updated version of snake oil sales. But no such modernity for the lampooning of Bush:


NRDC propaganda


Expanding supply with proven technologies is snake oil, but promising $1 dollar gasoline from unproven technologies isn't? These people are suffering from severe irony deficiency.