We all know people who call themselves "environmentalists." Everyone wants pure water, clean air, and access to beautiful wilderness for generations. However, there are those among us who take the normal yearning for these conditions but then preach "environmental" belief agendas with a religious fundamentalist fervor.
For these zealots, this is their religion. For these true believers, it is not enough for them to live their lives as they see fit. For them, they feel empowered and called by a higher power to dictate every detail about how everyone else should live their lives, as well.
When their fellow citizens do not subscribe to every aspect of their religious belief system, they feel perfectly justified in using government as the force to bludgeon their neighbors into submission.
This is Gang Green, and it has infected government.