Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Repeating Pattern

There is a repeating pattern where busy law abiding citizens have had to become environmental activists to protect their homes and neighborhoods. Potential industrial polluters often follow the same script. They arrive in a rural and/or economically depressed area, throw around a little cash, make back room deals with na├»ve/hypo-educated municipal officials, promise jobs and wrap their environmental-devastating industries in an American flag with a mantra like “saving the country from dependence on foreign oil.”
More environmental films will only help the future uninitiated environmental activists by providing a model for success and the will to not be overcome by the often daunting task of battling against deep-pocketed powerful polluters and corrupt and/or clueless politicians.

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