On Dr. King's day, Van Jones cites environmental injustice, not connecting his friend Obama's callous, if not criminal actions against underprivileged people following the BP oil spill. These victims' only crime was having a southern accent and making a modest living in the American Gulf. In place of oil, Jones cites wind and air but it is known these alternatives often cannot work without fossil fuel, still don't come close to providing what our population requires, while enriching government cronies who are given taxpayer dollars to support their now rapidly failing businesses.
1/17/11, "Honoring King, Jones stresses 'hope is a renewable resource'," The Trustees of Princeton University, The News at Princeton, Eric Quinones
""You can't drill holes and pull out death from the ground -- burn death in your engines, burn death in your power plants -- and then be shocked when you get death from the skies in the form of
- global warming and death from the oceans in the form of oil spills," he (Jones) said.
- "If you want to see the future, look at the living sun … look at the wind."
- underprivileged are treated in America, Jones said....
- We don't let the poor sink or swim in this country when catastrophes come.
Reference: 1/12/11, "Plant will shut after $52 million in state aid," Boston Globe
1/17/11, "Conservation group sues to stop California solar plant," Reuters, Nicola Groom
1/09/11, "Customers face huge bill from wind farms that don't work in the cold," UK Daily Mail, Tom McGhie
Today's environmental movement was taken over by a group with a fixed platform:
- Anti economic development
- Anti car
- Anti United States
via Tom Nelson