November 9, 2018

The Term "Republican Environmentalist" Is Not an Oxymoron

Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

"[A] Republican environmentalist, historically, is not an endangered species or an oxymoron," writes William K. Reilly, former administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (1989-1993), and Chair of the Nicholas Institute's Board of Advisors, in an analysis published in Scientific American. Reilly writes that "it is disheartening that so many Republicans in public office today fail to celebrate our accomplishments, and dismiss the environment as the purview of Democrats, liberals or the anti-growth lobby. They ignore the reality of human-induced climate change and, by extension, the overwhelming scientific consensus confirming the existential threat to all Americans and the places we live, work, and love."