President Bush had numerous chances to show that conservative principles include conservation, yet at midterm scores low grades for implementing the tenets of free market environmentalism, which emphasizes establishing incentives and clarifying property rights within a growing economy that values environmental quality. Instead his administration continues an unfortunate trend of making the Republican Party look anti-environmental.
Below, three articles from The Environmental Forum’s January/February 2003 issue discuss in detail the poor performance of this administration in setting a new agenda for achieving environmental quality. More information about the The Environmental Forum can be found at http://www.eli.org.
Missed Opportunity (pdf)
– Terry L. Anderson
Not Quite a Gentleman’s C (pdf)
– Jane S. Shaw