Sarah Palin, the well-known American politician, accuses extreme environmentalists of causing the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Sarah Palin, once the republican candidate for the vice-presidency of the United States, says that extreme environmentalists "hypocritically protest domestic energy production offshore and onshore".
There is nothing clean and green about their efforts, she says. They merely move jobs and opportunity to foreign countries from which the United States now depends, and some of these countries don't care as much for the environment as the US does, given their less strict environmental standards.
Palin says that extreme deep water drilling is not the first choice, but has become a necessity because environmentalists start lawsuits and are lying about onshore and shallow water drilling which has led to declaring safe drilling areas off-limits.
Permission is needed for drilling in safer areas, such as the ANWR. She claims that drilling for oil in the pristine and uninhabited area requires only a tiny footprint, the size of the airport of Los Angeles, and she quotes current Alaska governor Sean Parnell who says something about "enormous hydrocarbons" to show that she is not alone in thinking so.
Sarah Palin concludes: 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.