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Positions and Views of Ron Paul
on Environment
Previous Candidate for U.S. President, U.S. President
Age: 79
Party: Republican Party of Texas
Phone: 703-248-9115
Address: 8000 Forbes Place, Suite 200
Springfield, VA 22151
 
Ron Paul's positions and views on the issues:
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Environment Positions and Views
Environment, a General Statement The federal government has proven itself untrustworthy with environmental policy by facilitating polluters, subsidizing logging in the National Forests, and instituting one-size-fits-all approaches that too often discriminate against those they are intended to help. The key to sound environmental policy is respect for private property rights. The strict enforcement of property rights corrects environmental wrongs while increasing the cost of polluting. In a free market, no one is allowed to pollute his neighbor's land, air, or water. If your property is being damaged, you have every right to sue the polluter, and government should protect that right. After paying damages, the polluter's production and sale costs rise, making it unprofitable to continue doing business the same way. Currently, preemptive regulations and pay-to-pollute schemes favor those wealthy enough to perform the regulatory tap dance, while those who own the polluted land rarely receive a quick or just resolution to their problems.
Source: www.ronpaul2008.com (12/02/2007)
Global Warming, Climate Change After additional consideration and analysis and shortly before the release of the Climategate emails in late 2009, Ron Paul identified the artificial panic around Global Warming as an elaborate hoax: "The greatest hoax I think that has been around for many, many years if not hundreds of years has been this hoax on [...] global warming." - Ron Paul on Fox Business, Nov. 4, 2009 "[The Copenhagen treaty on climate change] can't help the economy. It has to hurt the economy and it can't possibly help the environment because they're totally off track on that. It might turn out to be one of the biggest hoaxes of all history, this whole global warming terrorism that they've been using, but we'll have to just wait and see, but it cannot be helpful. It's going to hurt everybody." - Ron Paul on the Alex Jones Show, Nov. 5, 2009
Source: www.ronpaul.com/on-the-issues/global-warming (10/31/2011)
National Forests and Healthy Forests Initiative I consistently vote against using tax dollars to subsidize logging in National Forests.
Source: www.ronpaul2008.com (12/02/2007)
These are available issue topics for which there were no responses.
ANWR (Arctic National Wildlife Refuge) Oil Drilling
Environmental Regulation
Clean Air Act & Clear Skies Initiative
Clean Air Technologies
Carbon Tax
Greenhouse Gas Emission Limits
Developing World Greenhouse Emissions
Developing World and Climate Change
Environment Technology for Developing World
Tropical Deforestation
Cap-and-Trade System to Reduce Carbon Emissions
Free Market Incentives
Power Plant Emissions
Higher Gasoline Tax
Kyoto Protocol
U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Clean Water Act and Water Quality
Clean Drinking Water
Toxic Waste
Polluter-Pays Superfund Fees
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Interior Department
National Parks
National Forest Roadless Area Conservation Act
Land, Rivers and Lakes
Factory Farms
Oceans
Tropical Rainforests
Wetlands
Invasive Species
Endangered Species
Cruelty to Animals
Recycling and Trash
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