Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Natural Resources and the Environment -- mofb #11

Natural Resources and the Environment

1. Do you support legislation to broaden the jurisdiction of the federal Clean Water Act beyond navigable waters and streams to all intrastate waters?

Yes __________ No _____X_____

If yes, please explain:

Everybody wants clean water. Everybody wants clean water on their own property. Nobody wants to pay to clean up somebody else's property. Everyone who trespasses on someone else's property should make restitution and clean it up. Private property preserves the environment. Socialism destroys it.

2. Do you support legislative reform of the Endangered Species Act to protect private property rights?

Yes ______X______ No ___________

If no, please explain:

Species should be privately owned by those who want to protect them.

If You Love Nature, Desocialize It

3. Do you support legislation to amend the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980 and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 to clarify that animal manure is not a hazardous substance, pollutant or contaminant under these laws?

Yes ____X_______ No _________

If no, please explain:

5. Do you support legislation to establish a cap-and-trade system for reducing greenhouse gas emissions?

Yes _________ No _____X_____

6. Please explain your views on the importance and methods of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Your response should include your views on the use of mandatory or voluntary actions to reduce emissions.

I attach no importance to this at all.

We have been emerging from the “Little Ice Age” for centuries. This “global warming” has obviously not been caused by industrial greenhouse gas emissions. There is no evidence of negative effects during the “Medieval Warm Period,” a time much warmer than that feared by environmentalists. They grew grapes in Scotland and wheat in Greenland.

The costs of reducing greenhouse emissions is not outweighed by any provable benefits.

Global Warming

See also comments on the Farm Bureau Policy Statement:

Natural Resources

This is one in a series of blog posts answering questions posed to candidates in the 7th District by the Missouri Farm Bureau. Here is the list of mofb blog posts in this series.

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