GEORGE W. and the Fossil Fuel Posse

When I wrote the first edition of “The War Against the Greens” in 1994 I predicted that the violent “Wise Use” backlash against environmentalists created by public lands industries like mining and timber might someday be superceded by a more powerful force. I thought the threat of climate change might see the emergence of a reactionary backlash supported by the largest industrial combine in human history, the fossil fuel industry. Still I failed to predict they’d be able to place one of their own in the Oval Office.

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