"Throughout our history, there's been a tension between those who've sought to conserve our natural resources for the benefit of future generations, and those who have sought to profit from these resources. But I'm here to tell you this is a false choice. With smart, sustainable policies, we can grow our economy today and preserve the environment for ourselves, our children, and our grandchildren."
-- President Barack Obama, speaking at an event honoring the 160th anniversary of the creation of the Department of Interior on Tuesday.
I did hear this as a have your cake and eat it too. The corporate owners are spending billions as you read this to use the resources as they have for decades, for growth and profits. The marketing, packaging and political quotes like the above will sound like the owners care. They don't. It doesn't help us to be fooled again.
Another source says it better than I have:
The task of government right now is not to prop up doomed systems at their current scales of failure, but to prepare the public to rebuild our systems at smaller scales.