by Greg Walcher, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow
As Appearing in the Daily Sentinel
A political mentor once explained to me why civility is key to long-term success, noting that “today’s worst enemy may be tomorrow’s only friend.” The reverse is also true. Erin Mundahl, an Inside Sources energy reporter, writes about left-leaning green-oriented resort towns coming under fire from environmental activists.
She highlights a controversy raging in Whistler, British Columbia, a world-class resort and popular destination for skiers in winter, hikers in summer, and conventions year-round. In keeping with Whistler’s ordinary leftist enviro-politics, Mayor Jack Crompton wrote to 20 large energy companies, demanding money to compensate for global warming. “We are writing to ask your company to commit to pay a fair share of the costs of climate change being experienced by Whistler. Communities around the world are increasingly expecting you to take responsibility for your products.”