Environmental issues have long been a progressive-green activist playground and partisan political constituency for Democrats. This results in a green bias for global warming and other fear-mongering claims echoed in establishment TV, print and online media such as CNN, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, ABC, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, etc.
Green eco-groups are nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations. These eco-groups take tax deductible donations from you, foundations and corporations to operate as “non-partisans” and “in the public trust” to educate and raise awareness of environmental issues under I.R.S. tax regulations. Cynically, these eco-groups also lobby intensely and litigate for costly government regulatory controls that are particularly onerous on Americans. Eco-groups have become just another liberal-progressive, partisan political special interest.
Progressive eco-groups routinely sue American industries to stop energy, infrastructure, manufacturing and job growth. They file hundreds of law suits every year claiming that the federal government is not enforcing enough job-killing environmental regulations under the guise of “citizen suits” in Federal Courts -- exploiting the Equal Access to Justice Act for court cash awards.
Political campaign contributions by employees of the largest eco-groups in 2012 are an indicator of their chronic bias for Democrat progressive government expansion of costly and often gratuitous environmental regulations. Note that the executives in these nonprofit eco-groups routinely get annual salaries in excess of $250,000.
• The Nature Conservancy has 48 contributors to Democrats, 1 to Republicans;
• The Natural Resources Defense Council has 3 contributors to Democrats, none to Republicans;
• The Environmental Defense Fund has 23 contributors to Democrats, 1 to Republicans;
• The Sierra Club has 23 contributors to Democrats, none to Republicans;
• The Center for Biological Diversity has 12 contributors to Democrats, none to Republicans.
Of the 111 eco-group contributors to the 2012 election campaigns, only two (1.8%) gave to Republicans.
Militant eco-groups and their green-obsessed bureaucrat accomplices have become an “axis of antagonism” that we can no longer afford.
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