Connect fracking, pipelines, radon, #6 fuel oil, electric cars, renewable energy, Navajo uranium mining, etc.
Political and social activists often pick an issue and focus on it tunnel-vision style, failing to connect to related issues, and many environmentalists are no exception. When Ann Eagan invited me to speak to her groups in a way that connected issues, I did not hesitate to say yes. Bloomberg is pressuring landlords to convert boilers to natural gas, to create a market for fracked gas, which has a radioactive radon content 150 times greater than what we get now. Electric cars are another way to build that market. High pressure pipelines like Spectra in the West Village and another in Rockaway blow up somewhere in the U.S. every week even though they are vented to try to prevent that, putting methane in the air, which is a greenhouse gas worse than CO2.