In an essay in Truth-Out, Evaggelos Vallianatos paints a rather sad history of a series of continued environmental failures in the United States (that sadly continue to this very day...).
An excerpt to whet your appetite:
"Environmentalism is in crisis in the United States. Michael Shellenberger and Ted Nordhaus ("The Death of Environmentalism," Grist Magazine, January 13, 2005) argue - still persuasively six years later - that environmentalists have to rethink everything they do.
Environmentalists do not fail because they don't have consistent or attractive values. They do. Environmentalists fail because their opponents - mafia-like corporate plunderers of nature, unethical academic scientists, large farmers, oil companies, power companies, mountain destroyers, developers of wetlands, loggers, industrial fishers and other industrialists - are armed to the teeth."
Read the full article at Truth-Out and if you're suitably enraged, do something about it!
What can be done? How would you mobilize your community to 'fight industry'?