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So, RuPaul Just Got Exposed For Selling Water To Fossil Fuel Companies For Fracking

I’ve had enough of 2020.

As if you haven’t had enough of the absurdity of 2020, I’ve got even more unbelievable news for you. RuPaul, as in the host of RuPaul’s Drag Race that everyone is obsessed RN (I know there’s only one of him but I have to clarify because this is insane) literally sells water from fracking on his ranch in Wyoming to oil and mineral companies.

In an interview on NPR’s Fresh Air, RuPaul talked about his Wyoming Ranch, explaining that it’s all about ‘land management’ when asked if it was a cattle ranch.

“You lease the mineral rights to oil companies. And you sell water to oil companies. And you then lease the grazing rights to different ranchers. So it’s land management. Yeah.”

Um, excuse me? For some reason this was NOT FOLLOWED UP WITH AT ALL, so good man of Twitter Rory Soloman looked into it.

Gizmodo has an excellent article following up on Ru-Paul’s history of fracking and you should definitely check it out, here.

Why Fracking Is NOT GOOD

To explain, fracking is a slang term for hydraulic fracturing, is a recent way of extracting fossil fuels from the earth where basically fractures are created in the ground by injecting specialised liquid to expand cracks in the ground.

Fracking is super dangerous for the environment. It requires huge amounts of water which leads to more droughts, harming the soil and plants nearby. Plus, it causes lots of air and water pollution, often leads to oil spills, and can literally cause earthquakes.

It’s an aggressor to climate change and banned in several states in the US.

RuPaul Literally Had A Climate-Crisis Ball Which Makes No Sense

One of the more infuriating parts of this development is that RuPaul literally hosted a climate-crisis themed ball in 2018, despite literally contributing to the fossil-fuel regime that is actively destroying our planet. Make it make sense.

And to make things even wackier, Green New Deal advocate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (or as most people refer to her, AOC), who’s known for her climate action stance, and who literally just introduced a federal bill banning fracking, is going to be on RuPaul’s show soon?!

People are saying that considering RuPaul’s controversial history (like being transphobic) that this shouldn’t be surprising. That may be so, but consider me shook anyway.

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