Earth Day — Utah Style
On April 22nd — while most Americans are wallowing in the feelgood socialism of Earth Day — some lucky school children in Utah will be celebrating Fossil Fuel Day.
The theme of last year’s celebration was “How Do YOU Use Oil, Gas and Mining?” This year’s theme will be “Where Would WE Be Without Oil, Gas and Mining?”
As you may have guessed, these Fossil Fuel Day celebrations are financed by a Who’s Who of fossil fuel interests. Sponsors include: the Salt Lake Petroleum Section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers; the Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining; Arch Coal; Anadarko Petroleum; and Kennecott Utah Copper.
Fossil Fuel Day is a poster contest, and any child in Utah between Kindergarten and sixth grade can participate. The purpose of this contest is “to improve students’ and the public’s awareness of the important role that oil, gas, and mining play in our everyday lives.”
In addition to the above-named oil/gas/mining conglomerates, Utah has some high-ranking politicians who think climate change is a hoax. Utah Congressman Chris Stewart (“Global warming? It‘s just God hugging us closer“) is a subcommittee chairman on the House Science, Space and Technology Committee.
Three years ago, the Utah House of Representatives passed a resolution denying the existence of climate change.
And here is a picture of the Utah State Flag.
Those poor Utah students. They might have to go to school twice as long as everybody else. It’ll take them twelve years just to un-learn everything the oil and mining companies have taught them.
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