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Mon Sep 23, 2019, 11:45 AM

Right-Wing Actors Killing Our Planet Upset After Climate Activists Shut Down DC Intersections

By Jared Holt | September 23, 2019 11:16 am

Environmental activists shut down several major intersections in Washington, D.C., this morning to disrupt the nation’s capital with a call to action on climate change. The demonstration snarled commuter corridors throughout the city and frustrated the very right-wing activists who work with those who aggressively deny and oppose action on climate change.

Matt Whitlock, senior advisor for the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), complained that tractor-trailer trucks were “forced to just sit there and idle while millennials (and middle-aged protestors in costumes) dance in the streets about the climate.” All Senate Republicans opposed Democrats’ “Green New Deal” legislation earlier this year.

Scott Pressler, a right-wing activist, suggested that those who care about the environment pick up trash in urban areas instead of blocking traffic in Washington. Pressler’s suggestion ignores the deeper systemic problems contributing to climate change: carbon emissions.

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Steve Milloy, another policy advisor to the Heartland Institute and a longtime climate change denier who served on the Trump EPA transition team, categorized the climate protesters as communists because one group had a sign that read “Capitalism is killing the planet.” Republicans often argue that regulations to protect the environment would cause inappropriate interference with the profits of the fossil fuel industry.

More:
https://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/right-wing-actors-killing-our-planet-upset-after-climate-activists-shut-down-dc-intersections/

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2019, 12:10 PM

1. Regardless of how I feel about the issue or cause,

I don't think demonstrators should block traffic. It won't make people more likely to support your cause, it just pisses them off.

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Response to happybird (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 23, 2019, 01:03 PM

2. Good.

It makes the looming catastrophe harder to ignore.
We'd still be fighting in Vietnam if we followed that course.

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Response to happybird (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 23, 2019, 10:49 PM

4. Yes, God forbid anyone should be . . . inconvenienced

Which reminds me, people in Houston and the Bahamas and Puerto Rico are probably feeling a bit . . . inconvenienced these days.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2019, 10:19 PM

3. 12 years till unmitigated disaster.

What's the more effective response? Better ideas are surely welcome, to say the least.

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