Walter Russell Mead doesn't seem to have too much respect for American environmental groups. Or maybe I'm just reading him too harshly:

The United States and the world need a strong and intelligent environmental movement.  We won't get one until and unless the press stops flattering and indulging the pack of incompetents who currently lead it.  Good (but poorly conceptualized) intentions linked to terminally stupid ideas and self defeating methods are a terrible curse.  They steadily discredit environmentalism and push those who care about the environment away from real influence.  I don't actually enjoy tweaking the greens -- but until the mainstream press gets on the case, somebody has to point the way.