Despite his climate crisis rhetoric, former President Barrack Obama had three propane tanks totaling 25,000 gallons in size installed at his oceanfront Martha’s Vineyard home.
While the Obama family can afford this even as energy costs skyrocket, the average American using propane to heat their home is paying 54% more per year.
Not only are the tanks incredibly expensive, they’re also not very environmentally friendly. Propane burns cleaner then coal, but it is by no means a solar panel or windmill.
Burning propane produces waste products like particulate matter, carbon monoxide, greenhouse gas and a host of other gasses into the air, according to the Daily Caller.
Many were shocked by the purchase because Obama has often been an outspoken advocate of green energy.
At a climate change summit during his term, Obama said, “our planet has been wounded by our actions.”
Additionally, while advocating for clean energy, he once argued, “no challenge poses a greater threat to our children, our planet, and future generations than climate change.”
The purchase received criticism on Twitter.
One user wrote, “Obama was approved by a select board to install a Commercial-Grade, 2,500 gallon propane tank on his Martha’s Vineyard property. Filling it costs $75,000, while Kerry is insisting NO MORE DRILLING.”
Even snopes says yep – Propane for me but not for thee🤦♀️— Joni Job (@jj_talking) June 15, 2022
Obama was approved by a select board to install a Commercial-Grade, 2,500 gallon propane tank💥 on his Martha’s Vineyard property. Filling it costs $75,000
While Kerry is insisting NO MORE DRILLING 😡 https://t.co/5PvTWhB431 pic.twitter.com/5UCgPwglz7
Other users suggested that Obama is using inside information to prepare for a “Great Depression” or impending energy crisis.