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In flying to and from Iowa today, President Obama took two flights on Air Force One and four on Marine One.
The press office at Andrews AFB wouldn’t give me the fuel consumption numbers for the 747 that serves as Air Force One without the approval of the White House Press Office, which as I write this has yet to be given.
But Boeing says its 747 burns about 5 gallons of fuel per mile. It’s 895 miles from Washington to Des Moines, so a round trip brings the fuel consumption for the fixed-wing portion of the President’s trip to 8,950 gallons.
The trip also put President Obama on Marine One for round-trip flights between the White House and Andrews AFB and between Des Moines International Airport and Newton, Iowa, site of his Earth Day speech. It totaled about an hour of flight time. The VH-3D that serves as Marine One consumes about 1200 pounds of fuel per hour which comes out to about 166 gallons consumed flying the President today.
Originally posted by RRconservative
reply to post by Republican08
Yeah but don't forget algore buys carbon credits to offset his energy use.
Also don't forget algore buys the carbon credits from a corporation he formed. So he pays himself for his energy consumption.
It's a win-win situation for algore!!!
Originally posted by Southern Guardian
And if he spent 9K on fuel efficient equiptment and planes what would you folks be complaining about then?
The mans the president of the United states, implementing a more green United states after what was an administration with absolutely no acknowledgement over the environment. His not going to change the environmental standards of the nation with fairy dust, what has been a general practice by all presidents aint ganna change overnight.