By: AUDREY BERKSHIRE JACKSON | Richmond Times-Dispatch
Published: January 01, 2012
When the Virginia legislature returns this month, it will have its hands full helping generate jobs in the Old Dominion. It can start by defending Virginia employers in the crosshairs of an extremist anti-jobs campaign.
Radical environmental activists have targeted Strasburg-based Mercury Paper Co. for shutdown. A campaign by Greenpeace is pressuring local businesses to boycott Mercury. If successful, the boycott would cripple the company and eliminate hundreds of jobs.
It’s a textbook example of how to make a bad economic situation worse. Worst of all, even if successful, the campaign would do nothing to help the environment.