Activists Fight Green Projects, Seeing U.N. Plot

Read the full story in the New York Times.

Across the country, activists with ties to the Tea Party are railing against all sorts of local and state efforts to control sprawl and conserve energy. They brand government action for things like expanding public transportation routes and preserving open space as part of a United Nations-led conspiracy to deny property rights and herd citizens toward cities.

See also today’s statement from ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability, which states that “attacks on common-sense local planning must not deter cities and counties from efforts to improve health, prosperity, and livability; now is time for increased dialogue on local priorities.”

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