Leonardo DiCaprio will soon be releasing a series of environmentalist videos concerning climate change, as reported by the Washington Free Beacon . Democratic Incumbent Sen. Mark Udall’s (CO) wife, Maggie Fox, appeared in one of DiCaprio’s videos entitled “Carbon”, in which she called for a carbon tax. Fox is also the former president of Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project.
DiCaprio takes this anti-fracking stance despite the fact that the Bureau of Land Management recently released a report “…that found little scientific evidence that fracking and similar extraction techniques are dangerous,” according to the Los Angeles Times.
In addition to Fox, the videos features Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.), a self-described socialist; Joseph Romm, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, and Eamon Ryan, the leader of the Irish Green Party, as reported by the Free Beacon.
The Free Beacon reports that: “A dark animated robot represents the oil and gas industry, and is shown grabbing money from the ground, producing nothing but black smoke into the atmosphere.” DiCaprio attacks the oil and gas industry calling fossils fuels, black oil, coal and gas an “ancient menace”.
Not only does DiCaprio standby his anti-fracking position, despite the recent findings by the BLM, but his position is not only anti-fracking, but anti-jobs as well. “’What Maggie Fox endorses—and what is touted in the video—is a job-killing, zero benefit to the environment carbon tax that Australia just repealed this year because it did not work,” said Michael Sandoval, an energy policy analyst with the Colorado-based Independence Institute.
“Increasing energy prices with a costly tax on carbon might satisfy the wishes of eco-extremists like Fox, but it only attacks small businesses, endangers low income residents, and reduces the number of good paying jobs in the economy,’” according to the Free Beacon.
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