Seven Crazy Things Celebrities Have Said About the Environment
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From George W. Bush to Jennifer Aniston, celebs spread their great wisdom on the world's most pressing issues involving the environment. Celebrity and political forces have been known to express their views on such subjects as pollution, nature, air quality, natural gas, electricity, water conservation, and waste management. Here at TreeHugger, we are thankful to have such a powerful think tank on our side, sharing such deep and meaningful brain-power. And yes, you may have seen some of these before, but we can't get enough: Here are seven of the craziest celebrity quotes we have heard over the past two decades.
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1. Dan Quayle on Pollution
"It isn't pollution that's harming the environment. It's the impurities in our air and water that are doing it."
Snopes has pretty much let the air out of this humor balloon, informing us that this quote never actually happened. Well, you had most of us fooled Mr. Quayle. It sounded just like something you'd say!
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2. Retired Alaskan Governor, Walter J. Hickel, on Nature Conservation
"We can't just let nature run wild..." (Source: New York Times)
Coming from Alaska, a state whose license plate motto claims they are the last frontier, this statement sure doesn't sit right with us. This quote was uttered over the fact that there are too many of them dag-um wolves in the great Alaskan frontier. You know, causing havoc and acting natural as wolves are inclined to do when left alone in their own habitat.
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3. George W. Bush on Natural Gas
Austin, Texas, Dec. 20, 2000: "Natural gas is hemispheric. I like to call it hemispheric in nature because it is a product that we can find in our neighborhoods." (Source: The American Presidency Project)
Um...ok. If you're not sure of what you really want to say, make it up as you go along and then hope that nobody notices.