When will these groups scurry down from their tree homes and start putting people over plants?Uhmm, how about never?
Radical environmentalists do not picture human beings as part of the environment, but as the destroyers of the environment. Hence, they do not care about jobs or the welfare of people who do work that damages the environment.
They would really like all such jobs to disappear, regardless of the human costs, while they salve their conscious with thoughts of the "green jobs" that these people will be retrained to do.
To radical environmentalists, people are the ultimate pollutant.