Oil spill may have been triggered by environmentalists blowing up oil rig to celebrate Earth Day's 40th anniversary, says Limbaugh.
Saying he was 'just noting the timing' of it, conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh suggested that 'environmentalist wackos' may have blown up the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico -- an incident which can already be characterized as one of the largest ecological disasters in U.S. history.
Limbaugh suggested that because the Senate may soon be considering climate and energy legislation, legislation that Limbaugh claims was going to be unveiled on Earth Day, environmentalists could be trying to call attention to their cause by observing the 40th anniversary of Earth Day by blowing up the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico.
"This bill was strongly criticized by hard-core environmentalist wackos because it supposedly allowed more offshore drilling and nuclear plants," said Limbaugh of the yet to be unveiled Kerry-Graham-Lieberman climate and energy bill.
"What better way to head off more oil drilling, nuclear plants, than by blowing up a rig?" Limbaugh asked. "I'm just, I'm just noting the timing here."
Limbaugh then 'noted the timing' of the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland catching fire.
"Don't forget, the original earth day 40 years ago was inspired by the river in Cleveland catching fire. 40 years later the day before Earth Day this year, the Gulf is on fire."
"Coincidence? The jury's still out," said Limbaugh.
Is it a coincidence that almost 41 years ago on June 22, 1969, sparks from a passing train ignited an oil slick in the Cuyahoga River--an event that is not known for sparking Earth Day but rather for leading to passage of the Clean Water Act--and then on April 20, 2010 an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig killed 11 workers and spilled 2 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico already? Yes.
The jury is not still out, Rush. Other than in the machinations of your own mind, the jury was never in.
Limbaugh's comments about 'environmentalist wackos' from Media Matters:
Limbaugh on the response by the Obama 'regime' from Media Matters: