Environment

A Voice in the Wilderness

Collide-a-ScapeBy Keith KloorFeb 14, 2011 5:47 PM

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A Republican over at Frum's site has some advice for the GOP that will undoubtedly be ignored:

if Republicans in Congress want to build on their 2010 gains, going on the warpath against environmental protections might be a flawed strategy. Recent polling and focus group work indicates that roughly three-fourths of Americans "“ including 61 percent of Republicans view EPA's emissions rules favorably and most want EPA to do even more to hold polluters accountable and protect air and water.

And talk about tilting at windmills:

The need to address climate change is only going to get clearer as time marches on, as is the realization that industry can adapt and thrive with new emission standards. Republicans need to be part of the solution. That cannot happen if they are busy pandering to the climate denier sect and siding with our worst corporate citizens"”those who seek every advantage no matter what the cost to others.

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