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Green Tape and Death Threats August 8, 2014 2:00 PM | Tagged as Crichton, Green Blob

WSJ August 7, 2014, Page A11 “The Green Blob” by Owen Patterson

Once in a while, we get a glimpse of what the green movement is really like.

For the record, The Biz Bucks Guy strives to protect our environment is a balanced, common sense way. He did more in his first five years as an engineer to reduce air pollution than most green bullies will ever do.

Nonetheless, Owen Patterson's quote shows the power of the green lobby is out of hand. It fuels much of the Obama administration’s decisions. Think XL Pipeline.

If you have any doubts about the power of the green lobby, I suggest you read Michael Crichton’s 2004 novel State of Fear. While this is a work of fiction, read the many pages of citations and references. It is eye opening.

Owen Patterson is the UK’s outgoing Secretary of State for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs.  He writes about the immense power of a triumvirate, being 1) the green pressure groups, 2) the renewable energy industrial companies, and 3) certain bureaucrats in government. He refers to them as the Green Blob. He refers to the hassles they cost everyone as green tape.

Patterson obliquely mentions the fact that he got many more death threats in his position as Secretary of State for environmental issues than he did as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, a hotbed of hatred in the UK for decades.

The media will never provide the context of how it really is, fighting the power of the irrational green movement. Thanks to Crichton and Patterson for giving us a look-see.

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