Conservative Environmental Thought: The Bush Administration and Environmental Policy

Thompson Jr., Barton H.
May 2005
Ecology Law Quarterly;2005, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p307
Academic Journal
This article examines the degree to which the administration of U.S. President George W. Bush has adopted and implemented environmental policy changes that are often favored and discussed by environmental conservatives. It also discusses the varied and conflicting strands of conservative environmental thought. There are five different schools of conservative environmental thought. Libertarians can be among the strongest conservative supporters of environmental protection of human health and property. There are also several reasons why Republican administrations often may not adopt innovative environmental policies. Conservatives are not all of one view on the environment or on what constitutes beneficial environmental innovation.


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