Green Hell: How Environmentalists Plan to Control Your Life and What You Can Do to Stop Them 4

Posted by Brad Johnson Mon, 13 Apr 2009 16:00:00 GMT

Speaker: Steven J. Milloy

Host: Becky Norton Dunlop, Vice President, External Relations, The Heritage Foundation

Behind the smiley-face rhetoric of “sustainability” and “conservation” – that warm and fuzzy public image that the environmental movement has cultivated for itself – resides a dark agenda. In Green Hell, Steve Milloy examines how the Greens aim to regulate your behavior, downsize your lifestyle, and invade the most intimate aspects of your personal life. He reflects on the authoritarian impulse underlying the Green crusade. Whether they’re demanding that you turn down your thermostat, stop driving your car, or engage in some other senseless act of self-denial, he argues that the Greens are envisioning a grim future for you marked by endless privation.

With apocalyptic predictions of environmental doom, the Green movement has gained influence throughout American society – from schools and local planning boards to the biggest corporations in the country. And their plans are much more ambitious than you think, says Milloy. What the Greens really seek, with increasing success, is to dictate the very parameters of your daily life – where you can live, what transportation you can use, what you can eat, and even how many children you can have.

Steven J. Milloy is Founder and Publisher of, a columnist for, the Co-Founder of the Free Enterprise Action Fund, an Adjunct Scholar at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, and Co-Director of the Free Enterprise Project at the National Center for Public Policy Research. An outspoken defender of the free market against the junk science and false claims disseminated by the Greens, his columns and op-ed pieces have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Financial Times, and Los Angeles Times.

Location: The Heritage Foundation’s Lehrman Auditorium