lol...liberal loons only exist because the USA has significant wealth. They are trying to preserve "natural beauty" in forests, mountains, coastlines, etc...if you don't like it, move to a 3rd world country that has no qualms about profiting off of natural resources outside of those that affect tourism. Wait for China and Brazil to get a bigger middle class, then you will see "liberal loons" in their country wanting to halt over-exploitation of resources. There needs to be a balance, and I think most Americans are content with the current setup in the states.
If global warming is real, HK & Shanghai have a lot to worry about...Rio too...they'll have to bring the Copa inland a bit ;)