Skip to comments.Americans Need To Wake Up To Green Movement's Radicalism
Posted on 05/02/2014 4:48:06 PM PDT by jazusamo
Can Opinion Turn Against Not-So-Jolly Green Giant?
How much of a toll on the American economy does the green movement have to charge before Americans start to wake up to the dastardliness of radical environmentalism?
Last month we saw firsthand one impact of Big Green on our economy with the White House announcement that the Keystone XL pipeline won't be built for at least six more months.
Ten thousand blue collar jobs, almost all paying more than $50,000 a year, down the drain.
It's a project that polls show almost all Americans want, except for the deep-pocketed green elite in Hollywood, Silicon Valley and Wall Street.
Then the Los Angeles Times recently warned that electricity prices could be driven upward in California and other states due in part to renewable energy mandates that cause electric power shortages and spike prices paid by homeowners.
Meanwhile, around the country, from Seattle to Bangor, Maine, property owners are locked into fights with green groups preventing people from building on their land in responsible and productive ways.
Out West, the Endangered Species Act has become an Endanger the Oil and Gas Industry Act, as energy companies confront higher regulatory hurdles and bans on development on potentially tens of millions of acres.
Whole communities that depend on natural resource development are being wiped out.
Big Green is already fast at work wiping out America's coal industry, with entire mining towns nearly shut down in states like Kentucky and West Virginia, thanks to the left's war on coal. These are small towns where the median household income is often less than $40,000 a year. Liberals used to pretend to care about these people.
This green tyranny is becoming an oppressive force shrinking the U.S. economy, destroying jobs and eviscerating property rights.
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You get what you vote for....or for not voting.
Since the 70s when the Soviets introduced the green party in Germany, the left commies have driven the ‘green’ agenda to destroy capitalism
The Green Sector radicals.
Think Solyent Green.
They hate deniers who in turn hate clean air and clean water. Freakin’ idiots.
I don’t need to wake up, I’ve seen State (New York) contracts with “bird houses” to the tune of $250 a pop. Not eagles, not falcons, ...but common birds.
That’s one hell of a bird house!
It's a Gordian knot that needs to be axed.
Dude, it’s Sustanibility! Like - no economic growth man! Kinda cool huh?
Do people realize that could theoretically give the government power over how many breaths you take a minute? After all, most living creatures in the animal kingdom produce CO2 just breathing.
It is truly incredible.
Then put in protections to keep government in bounds. (Not that it would matter with the current administration...)
It is why much of what Republicans root for under a Republican administration ends up abused under a Democrat one.
For practical, regulatory purposes the administrative state is insulated from electoral results.
George Will, the syndicated columnist and political commentator, responded to a question about climate change the other day with this take:
The whole point of global warming is it’s a rationalization for progressives to do what progressives want to do, which is concentrate more and more power in Washington, more and more Washington power in the executive branch, more and more executive branch power in independent czars and agencies, to micromanage the lives of the American people. Our shower heads, our toilets, our bathtubs, our garden hoses — everything becomes involved in the exigencies of rescuing the planet.
Too late. It is as indestructible as political correctness.