JobKeeper Alliance, a job-focused nonprofit organization strongly opposed to the EPA’s proposed limits on carbon emissions, launched a new effort spotlighting individuals they call “carbon hypocrites.” A website unveiled this week features a list of The South’s Top Ten Carbon Hypocrites, with names of those on the list to be reveled over the next three weeks.
The project highlights the disparity between a group of elite environmentalists who praise President Obama’s Climate Action Plan while enjoying an energy intensive lifestyle verses the middle-class working families who use far less energy, but will bear the highest costs resulting from the job-killing carbon regulations.
Stephen Smith, Executive Director of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, earned a top spot on the list of carbon hypocrites for directing $92,000 in payments from the green group he leads to an aviation business he owns for flights on his private plane, travel that was presumably in support of the nonprofit organization’s anti-carbon mission. Another noteworthy name landing a top spot on the list is Dell Brooke, a Southern Environmental Law Center Board Member who supports energy polices that will force average families to use less energy, while her 9,000 sq. ft. home and beach house consume more electricity in just two months than the average household uses in an entire year.
JobKeeper Alliance is a 501(c)(4) alliance formed between the business community and labor. This partnership is cemented by the two group’s mutual interest in protecting and creating quality jobs.