Energy Policy Flaw #13423

President Bush today signed executive order #13423, directing federal agencies to lead our energy conservation efforts by example.

He then boarded Marine One, a Sikorsky helicopter with an average fuel consumption of 162 gallons per hour, or a gallon every 23 seconds.

He departed Marine One and boarded Air Force One, a Boeing 747-200B which burns about 2,750 gallons per hour, or a gallon about every three-quarters of a second.

He arrived in Delaware, 94 miles away, to espouse the virtues of energy conservation. In particular, fuel consumption and conservation topped the list.

Am I the only one who sees the flaw in this logic?

/edit: I cited the wrong ExO number

2 thoughts on “Energy Policy Flaw #13423

  1. “Executive Order 13394 of December 22, 2005
    Providing An Order of Succession Within the Department of Defense”

    So, either the number of the EO is wrong, or this is just made up. We got enough to complain about without making stuff up.

    Cite references, fergawdsake!


  2. You’re right. I had the number wrong. It is ExO 13423.

    Unfortunately, in standard executive branch policy, the Whitehouse site fails to include the executive order number in their executive orders.

    I’m blaming this one on the government.

    /title changed, post edited.

    Thanks for the comment!

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