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Saturday on Earth Day, progressives of all political stripes are conducting a “March for Science.”
— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) April 22, 2017
— The Hill (@thehill) April 22, 2017
Activists hope that by marching for “science” they’ll show their commitment to the environment, with the side ‘benefit’ of conveying the idea that people who disagree with them are somehow anti-science – or are very, very bad people:
— Steve Milloy (@JunkScience) April 22, 2017
But at similarly progressive protests recently, the facts on the ground tell a dramatically different story about that commitment.
And people have noticed:
Tomorrow is Earth Day ~
Also known as the day self-righteous Lefties preach about the environment while leaving a huge mess in their wake! pic.twitter.com/Tbv7QP71YX
— AmERIKAn Girl! ?? (@Ms_Erika74) April 21, 2017
And “Ms_Erika74” isn’t the only one who has noticed the ‘environy’ of some of these marches.
Here are six times when progressives broke the cardinal rule of environmentalism by not leaving a place better than they found it.
Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters
— E&E Legal (@EELegal) March 30, 2017
Environmental activists who tried to stop the energy pipeline camped out for weeks. Independent Journal Review reported that when protesters were ordered to vacate the land they burned their huts and left “mountains of” “potentially toxic” garbage behind, not to mention abandoned dogs.
March for Climate, 2014
— Systim30 (@Systim30) September 24, 2014
As Independent Journal Review reported at the time, the big climate march lost some credibility when activists left tons of litter behind.
‘Break Free’ Climate Change Protest
Environmentalists camped for days on the main railroad tracks in Anacortes, Washington. KIRO News reported that they left their garbage behind.
‘Kayaktivists’ Trashed Octopus Habitat
— bia [just a climate voter] (@beatrizdiniz) May 17, 2015
— John Deans (@johndeans) May 16, 2015
Environmental ‘kayaktivists’ protesting energy created what they proudly called a “people’s platform” – and then left it behind on Seattle’s Elliott Bay. My Northwest reported that state environmental officials complained that the protesters left metal, cement blocks and garbage in a known diving and octopus habitat.
4/20 in Denver
— Jamie Leary (@JamieALeary) April 21, 2017
Granted, it’s not an ‘environmental’ issue, unless you count the smoke, but this week’s weed smoke-up event in Denver was anything but respectful to the earth. Even people high on marijuana can clean up after themselves.
Women’s March 2017
Truth is DC women's march nothing but garbage. pic.twitter.com/OBZE6h4Gwo
— Exiled at Home (@Exiledathome) January 22, 2017
There was an environmentalist component to the “Women’s March” but probably not the one that participants intended. The anti-Trump feminists and activists were urged to leave their signs behind to send a message. Received. Loud and clear.
Happy Earth Day!