Rush: Make The Sierra Club Pay For The BP Oil Spill Clean Up
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Loudmouth, crank and comedian Rush Limbaugh has spewed some serious whoppers over some serious environmental problems such as climate change and offshore drilling. A few months ago, he told New York Times blogger Andrew Revkin to "go kill himself" after Revkin blogged abut a new report that shows that access to reproductive health care could be an important tool to help stop climate change. Now Rush is asking, "When do we ask the Sierra Club to pick up the tab for this leak?" Limbaugh seems to think that the Sierra Club, the nation's most venerable group that works for the protection of the natural world, is somehow responsible for the spill because of its campaigning against offshore drilling, which, according to Rush, has made the oil companies drill "way, way, way offshore."
Never mind that the Club is actually campaigning against any new drilling, let alone that which is far offshore and more dangerous for oil workers and the ocean.
Last month, Rush told his millions of listeners that the spill is really nothing to worry about at all: "The ocean will take care of this on its own if it was left alone and left out there," Limbaugh said. "It's natural. It's as natural as the ocean water is."