Our economy could and should be booming today and would be were it not for government regulators and environmental radicals.
I voted for the toughest clean air law in the world many years ago and for several other strong bills since then to help clean our air and water. I also Co-Chair the Clean Water Caucus in the House. However, if we did everything the radicals and extremists on environmental issues want, we would send millions more jobs to other countries, drive up prices for everything (especially utility bills) and hurt most poor and middle income people in the process.
I have seen over the years that most environmental radicals come from wealthy or upper-income backgrounds. Charles Lane, a very well-respected, moderate columnist columnist for the Washington Post, said climate change is “a rich man’s issue.”
Mr. Lane, columnist Walter Williams, and others have pointed out that most people clamoring the loudest about global warming and climate change stand to gain monetarily either personally or through some group, organization, or institution with which they are affiliated.
I agree that human activity has effected the climate, but not to the extent some extremists claim.
Many groups do not want to admit how much progress we have made over the last 40 or 50 years in cleaning our air and water for fear their contributions will decrease.