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Stan Jones on Environment

 


Most environmental problems can be traced to the government

Most environmental problems can be traced to the government. We need to reemphasize private ownership of all land. Government ownership of land makes no sense. Private owners of land are good stewards. They protect the land much better than governments. When aggressors damage the land (or the environment) private owners will seek restitution. The combination of restitution and property rights provides superior environmental protection than government control.

In America the biggest polluter is the U.S. Military, not corporate businesses. In 1988, cleanup of 17 military bases was estimated to cost $100 billion over 50 years. Putting government in charge of protecting the environment is like asking the fox to guard the hen house. Instead of putting our environment in the hands of politicians and bureaucrats I will encourage private ownership of the environment.

Instead of lobbying, conservation groups would use their money to buy and protect sensitive environmental areas.

Source: Campaign website, www.mtlp.org/jones, "Issues" Jan 24, 2006

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