This week grassroots group Freedom Action is running an Earth Day-related advertisement that exposes what a lucrative industry Big Environmental Activism has become. As you can see from the ad, eight of the best-known groups take in tens of millions (some hundreds of millions) of dollars in annual revenues, and their presidents/CEOs enjoy hefty salaries for their advocacy. I’ve exposed some of this in blogs in the past, as have others. As the ad illustrates, the corporations like General Electric and Duke Energy that promote cap-and-tax in conjunction with these “green groups” stand to benefit enormously, while the enormous costs fall on the backs of everyday consumers of electricity and gasoline.
All made possible by their friends in Big Government.