Take energy for one: they protested about nuclear power plants, now we haven't built a new one in decades, they bitch about coal and pollution. They protest and stop us from finding new sources of oil on our own soil in Alaska.
Im a liberal, and I am very pro-nuclear. Nuclear energy is the way of the future, and if you do it right (like we do in Canada) it is almost 100% safe. I live 5 kilometers from two nuclear reactors and I never hear anything about them. They are expensive to build, but when they are opperating, they create no air pollution and are still somewhat economically effecient.
I dont see why you americans aren't embracing nuclear energy. The accident at 3 mile island won't happen again, because our reactors are much safer now.