Having grown up in a small Canadian resource town, I know what they mean when they say green is the new red. In high school, all the logger's kids would demonise anyone who dared to question the official policy of total environmental destruction. Lyall Island and Clayquot Sound were all over the news, making the First Nations and the hippie protestors the brunt of all vitriol coming not only from those involved directly but the media loves a good fight, so the two parties were pitted against each other. Divide and conquer is the oldest play in the game.
The promise of jobs is always the bankster and the capitalist line to get the people behind them. Nothing like a job at a mill or a refinery to get everyone excited. And the enviros just seem like spoil sports, with their petty, trite demands.
Beware the vilification of the good ones. One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter.