Following the radically liberal traditions of
But, that wasn’t good enough for the environmental extremist left or CNN. The June 25 “American Morning” broadcast highlighted the Greenpeace response to the rule, which goes into effect July 1.
Samantha Rogers, a Greenpeace Energy Policy analyst, wasn’t satisfied because it wasn’t enough. “Well, Greenpeace whole-heartedly supports efforts to reduce plastic waste and the consumption of oil,” she explained. “We have to call into question the significance of this move however.”
CNN didn’t include anyone from the bottled water industry to speak against the extreme ban. But fill-in anchor Rob Marciano was quick to recommend drinking “tap water” because “that’s one way everybody could save the environment.”
NBC at least tried to balance its approach to the story. The June 24 “Nightly News” offered one opposing view of Newsom’s directive. One unidentified
Any move toward eliminating bottled water from
This was an issue not raised by either NBC or CNN’s coverage.
Even with that need, Greenpeace’s
“It is encouraging to see Mayor Newsom address the issue of global warming in particular,”
The “Community Choice Energy” 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.]