Green Villain of the Week: Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas)

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05/01/2009 4:47 PM |

Not for asking the Energy Secretary (Nobel Prize-winner Steven Chu) “I have one simple question for you in the last six seconds. How did all the oil and gas get to Alaska and under the Arctic Ocean?”, although that was quite smoove of him. (The answer is: god put it there, for us to drill up.) No, more for his recent claim that Americans will only drive hybrid cars at gunpoint. Because, you know, we pay several dollars a gallon for the liquified dinosaur remains that keep our cars running because we really like to and want to, and certainly not because it’s literally the only way to get from here to where we want to go. (Like, you know, Six Flags, just for instance. Maybe the Red Lobster on I-91, after.)