Celebrities Sign Letter to President Biden to Shut Down the Dakota Access Pipeline and Take Away Thousands of American Jobs

Celebrities Sign Letter to President Biden to Shut Down the Dakota Access Pipeline and Take Away Thousands of American Jobs

February 11, 2021

Dozens of celebrities signed a letter to President Biden on Monday, calling on his administration to shut down the Dakota Access Pipeline for good.

According to The Guardian:

Actors, musicians and athletes including Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr, Don Cheadle, Cher, Cyndi Lauper, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Aaron Rodgers, Jane Fonda, Joaquin Phoenix and Orlando Bloom are calling on the White House to close down the oil pipeline which poses serious environmental risks to tribal lands, water and wildlife, as well as indigenous cultural and religious practices.

The letter comes on the eve of a key court hearing which could lead to DAPL’s oil operations being suspended while the US army corps of engineers conducts a robust environmental impact review ordered by the court last year.

Leo’s Private Island

The irony is that the celebrities signing onto this letter are some of the biggest carbon emitters in the U.S. In 2016, The Daily Mail reported that, “It can be estimated that DiCaprio has potentially emitted up to 418.4 tons of CO2 this year because of his globe-trotting. The average American emits 19 tons a year.”

The world average is around 7 metric tons a year per person. In the U.S. it’s 19 metric tons. Leonardo DiCaprio emits 22 times the emissions of the average American. Yet, is an outspoken climate activist who would take away thousands of American energy jobs to help the environment, instead of give up flying private and renting 43-meter yacht’s around the world. Not to mention his 6 homes and a private island off the coast of Belize.

Leo’s 7,022-square-foot home in Palm Springs, CA

Jane Fonda, another environmental hypocrite, flew private across the country each week to take part in climate protests. She recently sold her 7,100-square-foot home that had a carbon footprint of about three times the physical footprint of the typical American single-family home, which is a mere 2,355 square feet. Fonda downsized to a more modest 6,679-square-foot home following public scrutiny.

Coastal liberal elites continue to live by one set of rules and dictate another set of rules for the rest of the country. Taking away vital infrastructure projects that provide thousands of American energy jobs and demanding average Americans change their lifestyles to adopt expensive environmental guidelines is not a solution. It will just further hurt average American households across the country.