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.