A new gallup poll states the following
Protecting the Environment Over Energy Production
"The price of a gallon of regular gas nationwide hit $3.26 this week -- up 65 cents from a year ago. Given such record prices and the general perception that the U.S. economy is experiencing a recession, it is somewhat surprising that Americans continue to say (by a seven percentage-point margin, 49% to 42%) protection of the environment should be given priority even at the risk of curbing economic growth. Still, this is down from the 18-point margin of a year ago, when 55% said they would prioritize the environment over economic growth. Further, the 49% of Americans currently favoring the environment over growth is only two points above the historical low over the past couple of decades."
Great - The liberal media has done such a great job of brainwashing, it has convinced everyone that we are in a perpetual state of environmental crisis. It doesn't matter how much evidence there is against global warming, it doesn't matter that we have enough oil to make us energy independant, it doesn't matter that nuclear power is the safest and cleanest form of energy, this gallup poll suggests that people would rather give up their economic freedoms for the environmental frauds of the decade.
Protecting the environment is a good thing, but when you see the words "protecting the environment" in today's vernacular it is code for global warming and other nonsense perpetuated by the environmental wackos of the day.