Anglico has used this ame editorial in a great post about Outer Banks drilling. I hope to expand on the points he made there.
(cross-posted at the Appalachian Voices blog)
To win, you must know your enemy.
We're LOSING every day to big polluting interests and corrupt people in power because we fail to understand or appreciate their strategies and tactics. How do they keep getting away with it?
There is no simple answer, but one thing that helps is $.They can buy influence where we can't. BUT, we can WIN if we do a better job of understanding their tactics, strategies, and ability to access the power of the government, even on bills that do the worst things imaginable to our planet.