The sad thing about this all is that federal, state and local governments makes laws relating to things like recycling and such that do more harm than good at higher prices to boot. Even the environmentalists know this but will say it's a start and better than doing nothing. Environmental activists spend billions in courts around the country. Wouldn't that money be much better used in R&D or building green power plants? They actually have the money to do it. Of course at the top are wealthy liberals who are generous with other peoples money and stingy with their own. As for as the UN is concerned...... I'm not sure why we bother with that.