Skip to comments.Lost Jobs Are Simply 'Collateral Damage' To Environmentalists
Posted on 06/19/2014 6:32:19 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
The head of a leading environmental group recently defended job losses from the Obama administration's new anti-carbon regulations as "collateral damage" in the fight against global warming. Joseph Schumpeter must be turning over in his grave.
Writing in the Huffington Post, William Becker of the Climate Action Project praised the new Environmental Protection Agency regulations to stop climate change, and wrote that "there is nothing explicit in the (Obama) plan to mitigate or adapt to the economic disruption the clean energy transition will cause for coal and oil-country families."
These families thrown out of work, he said, are an "evolutionary step in technology and the economy" and a move toward "economic progress."
And his solution to the increase in unemployment in West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio is to create yet another job training program, as if that will compensate for turning workers' lives upside down.
These comments may seem offensive and elitist (imagine the media outcry if an industry representative described workers laid off as "collateral damage"). But at least Becker is honest about the negative impact of the radical anti-carbon lobby's crusade on middle class families.
The Obama administration fantasizes that this knife to the throat of our domestic energy industry will somehow create "green" jobs. On the contrary.
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That’s because their ultimate goal is to eliminate six or seven billion inconvenient humans.
RE: Thats because their ultimate goal is to eliminate six or seven billion inconvenient humans.
Does this include themselves? :)
They won't admit that they actually see those lost jobs as just punishment for sins against the Earth goddess.
The eco-kooks are out of control
Thats because their ultimate goal is to eliminate six or seven billion inconvenient humans.
You might find this novel of interest.
The loss of thousands of jobs = “economic progress”? Got it! Orwell was a visionary.
Obama and pals bring out every whacked out fringe group in this country plus some. From the Obama will pay my mortgage off types to the free cell phones, the CPUSA, LGBT’s , every union to AL Gore and every other conceivable weirdo, Obama is a just another whacked out nothing loser and he attracts more losers to fill Gov jobs. If they can manage by statistics they will do.
You’re welcome, I thought it was a decent read and the background was interesting. What I found of real interest was the ‘embedded’ Eco-terrorists in the various government bureaucracies. I thought that was a very believable aspect in the story.