Bottled Water Ban Not Enough
Following the radically liberal traditions of
But, that wasnât good enough for the environmental extremist left or CNN. The June 25 âAmerican Morningâ broadcast highlighted the Greenpeace response to the rule, which goes into effect July 1.
Samantha Rogers, a Greenpeace Energy Policy analyst, wasnât satisfied because it wasnât enough. âWell, Greenpeace whole-heartedly supports efforts to reduce plastic waste and the consumption of oil,â she explained. âWe have to call into question the significance of this move however.â
CNN didnât include anyone from the bottled water industry to speak against the extreme ban. But fill-in anchor Rob Marciano was quick to recommend drinking âtap waterâ because âthatâs one way everybody could save the environment.â
NBC at least tried to balance its approach to the story. The June 24 âNightly Newsâ offered one opposing view of Newsomâs directive. One unidentified
Any move toward eliminating bottled water from
This was an issue not raised by either NBC or CNNâs coverage.
Even with that need, Greenpeaceâs
âIt is encouraging to see Mayor Newsom address the issue of global warming in particular,â
The âCommunity Choice Energyâ plan is an ambitious proposal to be fully implemented by 2017 and is championed by global warming doomsayers. However, its own activists concede it will not save ratepayers money in the long run.
[CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story misspelled San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom's name. BMI regrets the error.]