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An interesting dynamic is developing among traditional left-wing organizations. It seems that those who want to save the world through alternative energy are running into opposition by those who want to save the world by protecting the environment who are are running into opposition by those who want to protect their jobs.
- Union workers upstage N.J. environmental groups' campaign against planned Linden plant
By Brian T. Murray/The Star-Ledger
October 15, 2009, 7:36PM
LINDEN -- Rowdy union workers today upstaged a campaign kick-off by New Jersey environmental groups opposing a unique, coal-fueled electric plant proposed for the City of Linden that will capture its own carbon dioxide output and pipe it under the Atlantic Ocean.Read more....
- Some Environmentalists Against Solar Power
We like solar power, right? In the face of all this debate about coal and oil and gas and whatnot, we can look at solar power and find a solution, right? Clean, renewable technology that any lover of the environment can get behind, right? Wrong.Some environmentalists have started to fight back against solar power, especially in the Southern California deserts, where many solar projects are planned.
- The Case Against Local Environmentalism
By EDWARD L. GLAESEROf course they are all against any kind of corporate profits and bonuses, so they still have that in common.
In case you missed it, a guest post from Edward L. Glaeser, an economics professor at Harvard, from the Economix blog:
Can environmentalism be bad for the environment?
In Massachusetts, the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound has led the fight against providing alternative energy with a wind farm off of Cape Cod. Greenpeace declares that “nuclear power is unsafe, uneconomical and unnecessary.” In Canada, the Sierra Club fights against the development of hydroelectric power, fearing “toxic mercury increases in fish.”Read more....