Bernie Sanders’ campaign publicly responded to a recent report that showed the Vermont Senator had spent $300,000 in private jet travel in October alone; saying they purchased “carbon offsets” to help “balance out the emissions.”
“This expense was for transportation for the senator’s 9-day, 9-state tour to support Democratic candidates up and down the ballot ahead of Election Day,” said campaign spokesperson Arianna Jones.
“The campaign purchased carbon offsets from NativeEnergy to support renewable energy projects and invest in carbon reduction projects to balance out the emissions produced on the trip,” Jones told the Daily Caller.
According to the DC, the same day Sanders’ campaign paid for the private travel he called climate change a “planetary crisis.”
“Climate change is a planetary crisis. Our task is clear. We must take on the fossil fuel industry that’s largely responsible for global emissions and accelerate our transition toward energy efficiency and sustainable energy sources,” Sanders said October 10th.
Read the full report at the Daily Caller.