President Joe Biden on Friday burned 3,866 lbs of jet fuel to fly 72 miles aboard Air Force One to deliver a speech in Hagerstown, Maryland.
Biden’s 40-minute flight to Hagerstown burned about 3,886 lbs of jet fuel as he traveled in a Boeing 757 aircraft, which burns roughly 5,800 lbs of fuel per hour if the aircraft is traveling at the average speed of 598 miles per hour at 35,000 ft, according to Aviation Insider. Biden’s trip to Maryland produced over 12,000 lbs of carbon dioxide (CO2), according to a Daily Caller News Foundation analysis.
Biden produced CO2 emissions equivalent to driving 13,678 miles in an average gasoline-powered passenger vehicle, according to the Environmental Protection Agency’s emissions calculator. A 72-mile journey in the average passenger road vehicle would emit only 58 lbs of carbon emissions as the average car has a fuel efficiency of 24.2 miles per gallon, according to a DCNF analysis.
Biden declared in July that the “climate crisis,” caused by carbon emissions is “literally an existential threat” to both the U.S. and the world. The Biden administration continues to push its aggressive climate goals that seek to phase out gas-powered cars as well as block oil and gas drilling on federal lands.
In September, Biden flew Air Force One to Delaware to vote in the state’s Democratic primary and produced roughly 16,641 lbs of CO2 emissions in the process.
The White House did not immediately respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.
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