New Study: Green Protestors Cost 730,000 Jobs And $91.9 Billion In Lost Economic Activity
New research shows the mob of green protesters known for destroying property actually have an even darker side.
All of those green protests that shut down infrastructure and delay critical projects aren’t just nuisances, they are costing an incredible number of jobs and hurting our economy.
That’s according to a new study out this week from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Energy Institute. They sought to quantify the cost of environmental protestors by examining delayed or canceled projects, such as the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Their results are shocking. Over the past few years, these protests have cost a whopping $91.9 billion in lost economic activity, as well as nearly 730,000 jobs. Federal, state and local governments have also lost out on a combined $20 billion in tax revenue – money that should be going to our schools, roads and other important government services.
This study goes to show just how damaging these environmental protestors are, and how counterproductive it is when an eco-friendly media parrots their talking points and often neglects to explain the lost jobs and economic activity they cause.
When a pipeline project is blocked or an oil drill shut down, real families lose out. Workers lose their jobs. Governments lose tax revenue.
We here at Power The Future know that the contribution of the energy industry to our country is immense. This study proves just how valuable that contribution is, and how harmful it is when eco protestors stand in the way.