That Was a Good Question
"'You clearly have no understanding of certain people's need for private transport.'
-Stan Rosenfield, publicist for actor George Clooney, after a reporter asked why Clooney drives a fuel-efficient electric car but burns 7,000 gallons of jet fuel by traveling to Tokyo on a private jet."
Source: "World" November 4, 2006
(Hmmm. Good question. I'm pretty sure that there are commercial flights to Tokyo from the U.S. I'm so sure, in fact, that I am not even going to waste my time to do a search and provide a link to prove it. I bet if Clooney were to travel with a few hundred other people on the same plane he could cut down significantly on fuel usage and pollution to the environment. Do you think someone should tell him since he is, after all, a staunch supporter of the environment?)
You know, even in a large, less-than-fuel-efficient vehicle, I don't think I and my family could use 7000 gallons in fewer than several years. Also, we carpool, regularly sharing driving with other families whenever possible to reduce time, cost, and yes, even pollution. Why, I'm positively green!