Here's an interesting little dilemma for the Left.
The United States Federal Government is one of the world's largest (if not the largest) single consumers of "Our Mother the Earth's" resources.
Cut back the government, cut back the bearaucratic paperwork that the government lives on, cut back the vehicles, cut back the buildings (lighting, heating, electricity, etc.) cut back the office supplies...we could cut our consumption of resources by at least 10%, which should please the Left immensely.
Not to mention the pollution reductions from all of the above.
Then add the State and local governments into the equation.
Do ya think the Left would agree? Me either. They don't even want their Church of Governmentalism to be more efficient, let alone cut back; no matter what the reason!
Somebody should really do a study on how much of the world's resources the American Federal Government consumes.