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Refers to environmentalism forced upon a group, company, or person or persons with the consequence of severe financial hardship in the event of non-compliance.

First coined by novelist Eric Shawn in his thriller The Power.
Example: California's (failed) laws governing the automotive industry requiring that a specified percentage of all cars on the road be zero-emission vehicles by a certain date. That is gunpoint environmentalism.

Example sentence: Congress' new bills providing grants only to farmers engaged in so-called "green" agricultural practices amount to gunpoint environmentalism as landowners scramble to comply.
by S. Levine March 30, 2008
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