To protest clean air regulations and show their support for dirty energy a group of people known as “coal rollers” are modifying their diesel trucks so that they spew thick plumes of black smoke. Watch as these trucks “roll coal” and blanket other, cars, motorcyclists, pedestrians, and cyclists, with black smoke from their modified pickup trucks.
Owners of these trucks not only despise President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency, they also hate people who drive small fuel efficient vehicles. As one of the coal rollers explained, “that’s my way of giving them the finger.” Adding angrily, “you want clean air and a tiny carbon footprint? Well, screw you.”
Other groups show their contempt for the environment in other ways. In an attempt to convey their derision for the energy reduction initiative known as Earth Hour, one group has spearheaded a movement to turns on as many light and consume as much energy as they can.
These groups of radical Luddites demonstrate just how committed some people are to environmental destruction. It is more than just protecting a way of life, it is a reflexive and irrational opposition to environmental protection.
The passionate ignorance of these groups suggest that eradicating climate denial and anti-environment efforts will be very difficult indeed. For more information about anti-environmentalism click here.