Yep, localities are rigging the courts and the government to be brainwashed and intimidated by local politics and family blackmailing. It’s pretty bad.
We fight on a couple of fronts while they fight on all fronts. While all the news is on offshore, ANWR, and Keystone, they are fighting zip code by zip code to shut down oil and gas drilling.
I’ve got no less than a half dozen different enviromarxist groups at work in my 30 square mile, 2000 person township to prevent further oil and gas drilling. Meanwhile, I’m apparently the only person in the world calling for lifting the great lakes directional drilling ban.