Backlash against energy exploration could hurt Republicans out West

The International Herald Tribune features and article about oil exploration, environmentalism, and the politics of both in the West:

Backlash against energy exploration could hurt Republicans out West

David Sirota suggests that environmentalism is an asset to Western Democrats that may make the difference in upcoming elections.

Update 5-19 – NYT: Enviro Populism Threatens the GOPHuffington Post

One Response to “Backlash against energy exploration could hurt Republicans out West”

  1. Monty Says:

    It’s wonderful to read about this “backlash” but the reality is that this country is the “Energy Hog” of the world. Our economy is based upon ever expanding use of “everything”. The recent depressing CNN program about the “looming” oil shortage that could create a depression , that would make the 1929 depression look like child’s play, has no apparent answers. Our economy is based on consumption and not conservation. All contemporary American’s share in this blame, but some more than others. While oil supplies shrink, TV commericals are full of advertisements for the newest gasoline powered technological achievement that eliminates the need for physical labor in order to give us more time to be bored.

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