What will the greens think of next?
In “Obama’s green tint signals shift to campaign mode“, Reuters reports:
Obama may have another advantage this year on the green front: a surge in voters who never before considered themselves to be environmentalists.
Frances Beinicke, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, sees a clear and recent shift, starting with reaction to the massive BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the localized concerns about water contamination in the natural gas drilling boom and the worry about oil spills in the Canada-to-Texas Keystone pipeline.
“There are more and more affected people, by what our energy policies are, all over the country,” Beinicke said. “They haven’t ever experienced that before and didn’t expect to be an energy victim … And these people are saying, ‘I’m not an environmentalist, but this is happening to me.’“