Thus far, the Environmental Network is made up of 40 activist organizations. While the groups’ mission statements vary – some focus on sustainable energy, water, air, or even acquiring private lands and converting them to government control – ultimately all of these groups push the climate change/global warming political agenda. It is important to understand exactly what the Left wants when it comes to this agenda. It will impose rules and increase regulations on industry, farming, and land ownership that in the end will eliminate private ownership and development and result in “sky-rocketing” fuel costs along with government takeovers. The Left believes that a dramatic increase in fuel prices will move people to demand alternatives to historically low-cost fossil fuels. They know that as long as fossil fuels stay cheap, their use will rise.