Getting Greens Wrong

Review: “A Climate of Crisis: America in the Age of Environmentalism” by Patrick Allitt
Environmentalists protesting / AP

Patrick Allitt has written a book no one will like. Neither environmentalists nor those he calls counterenvironmentalists. He’ll be tempted to flatter himself with the tattered response of those criticized from both sides: “I must be doing something right.” He’ll be wrong.

The purpose of the book, in Allitt’s words, is “to explain the history of American environmental controversies since World War II and to encourage an optimistic attitude toward the environmental future.” But it reads more like an environmental “he said, she said.” On issue after issue, Allitt presents one side, then the other, making for a seesaw of a read.

Dirty Harry’s Clean Energy Cronyism

How Harry Reid has been pulling strings for Chinese solar energy company
Sen. Harry Reid / AP

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) has been working to secure sweetheart deals for Chinese green energy firms, according to reports.

The Frack Attack

Anti-fracking movement rallies in D.C., ignores science
AP

Approximately 1,500 anti-hydraulic fracturing activists converged on Washington, D.C., July 28 for “Stop the Frack Attack,” a rally by “urban elites” to strangle a rural economic boom, according to experts on the issue.

Fmr Biden Adviser:
Green jobs oversold

Bernstein

A former top economic adviser to Vice President Joe Biden admitted that the clean energy firms that have received billions of stimulus dollars will not create many long term jobs.