Extreme enviros shattered national unity

Caring about the environment was an American thing back in the 1960s and ’70s, when pollution clogged our rivers and streams and litter piled up on our highways and streets; you felt patriotic about it.

Today’s environmentalists — the kind who look at “climate change” as a religion preaching that non-believers will burn in hell — have won; Appalachian jobs, people, communities and families have lost.

We all used to be in this together, cleaning up pollution and litter, punishing companies that did bad things in the night — but retaining the industries that provided jobs that kept generations of families together in the communities where they lived.