Editorial - LNG and obstructionism

06/21/2004
It's easier to obstruct than to build. Organizing protests and filing lawsuits against construction projects require less work and expenditure than the targeted activities do. Popular culture exalts obstructionism, making it even easier to practice. Financial support flows to groups dedicated to resisting any and all physical manifestations of economic development. Activists who block big projects become local and sometimes national heroes. Movies are made about their righteous adventures in conflict with powerful corporations and governments.Relative ease and popular embrace combine to make obstructionism a potent and increasingly systematic force in modern politics. It's a force...
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