If you are an ardent news follower, you are probably were glued to the GOP’s attempt at downsizing the government. The GOP intention to do this was by refusing to raise the National Debt Limit. This secretive group consisting of conservatives and big businesses has vowed to protect their business interests at all costs. The group intends to protect business interests even at the cost of the natural environment.
Although this may sound like hearsay, a study carried out by the Center for Media and Democracy revealed that several of 800 bills that were supported by ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council) would undo efforts that are being made to address issues on climate change.
If you think this is not serious, take the example of some of the major sponsors of ALEC such as Exxon Mobil, Koch Industries, AT & T, Wal-Mart and Peabody Energy. These industry big wigs created a model law that will see the curbing of carbon reduction mandates in different states as well as the overturning of cap-and-trade deals. Several state lawmakers are introducing this model law ‘State Withdrawal from Regional Climate Change Initiatives’ all in the interest of business.
If you think that’s all, the GOP has much more in store for you. GOP’s war on the environment is geared towards placing the protection of the environment on the shoulders of individual property owners. According to the GOP, property owners should protect the environment of their own property. GOP supports self regulation and a market based on laisez –faire regulation for environment protection.
Conservative Republicans believe that the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and national environmental policies are too restrictive. According to Mike Simpson, a republican from Idaho, EPA policies for regulation and environmental protection are the root cause of the failing economy.
Members of the GOP support the Bill which will see an end to regulation of business practices by the EPA. Land, wildlife, water and other natural resources will be at the mercy of profit makers. The GOP intends to stop regulations blocking pesticide manufacturers from dumping waste into waterways, air regulations that control emissions to air from cement companies, uranium mining in the Grand Canyon, ash burning of coal and many more.
In summary, the GOP is intent on using the nation’s natural resources to enrich present generations without a second thought of future generations. Republicans are more focused on destroying natural resources than they are on deregulating financial institutions that were responsible for the sinking economy and robbed millions of Americans.