How to Talk to a Conservative About the Environment

By Robyn Camparo Purchia

Not too long ago, environmental reform was a bipartisan, no-brainer issue. President Richard Nixon, a social conservative on many issues, established the Environmental Protection Agency. Our major federal environmental laws, like the Clean Water Act and Clean Air Act, were all passed with bipartisan support, as was later legislation which strengthened them. But things have changed. Data from the Pew Research Center shows that Republican support for the environment has sharply declined.

What happened? What changed so drastically in the 40 years federal environmental laws have been in existence? There are still crunchy-conservatives and right-wing, …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green

    

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