We have cheap energy sources, it's illegal to use them. The environmentalists will find reasons to ban any new cheap energy sources. Their agenda is not to stop pollution. It's to destroy Western Civilization.
I agree that enviornmentalists are problems.
The big toxic issue is batteries. Though they are good for holding energy for ten or so years, to dispose of them becomes a major problem.
I would suggest that, more precisely, their agenda is to destroy capitalism in Western Civilization. And replace it with "5 year plans".
Whenever I am in a discussion such as this with a lib, with each solution I put forth for a problem they perceive, the response (objection) is always "yes, but...".
There is NO answer to ANY problem that does not entail trade offs. These people demand solutions that have no cost limits, no trade offs. Their manner is not to look for solutions, but to look for faults in the solutions that they demand from others.
"Earth Firsters" want to end all of civilization...letting the goat herds free.