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Robert Reich on Environment

Former Secretary of Labor; Democratic Challenger MA Governor

 


Supports Smart Growth and protecting open space

Open space is a high priority. I will encourage communities to participate in the Community Preservation Act, to protect open space. I strongly support the Environmental Bond Bill -- essential to protect and restore rivers, streams, lakes, and water supplies, as well as habitats and open spaces across the Commonwealth. And I will reauthorize the major open space accounts at a level that allows managers to plan and allocate resources over the longer term. I’ll extend the Self-Help and Urban Self-Help programs to provide direct acquisition grants to nonprofit land trusts for the purchase of open space.

I’ll also use “smart growth” economic-development strategies to focus growth on older communities with under-utilized infrastructure that can be rehabilitated and retrofitted -- while at the same time discouraging suburban sprawl, strip malls, and destruction of open spaces. And I’m in favor of restoring chemically-contaminated sites through “Brownfield” development that’s socially just.

Source: Campaign site RobertReich.org, “Our Environmental Heritage” , May 2, 2002

World environmental agency should impose emissions rules

Rather than try to weaken international institutions, progressives should push them in a different direction. We need a World Bank that coordinates real debt relief for third-world nations; an IMF that conditions loans on investments in education and strong social safety nets rather than on fiscal austerity; a global patent office that forces drug manufacturers to slash prices on pharmaceuticals needed by poor nations; a global health institution capable of attacking AIDS and cracking down on the trafficking of women and children for prostitution; a world environmental agency that imposes strict emissions rules; and an international peacekeeping force that responds immediately to tribal genocide.
Source: The American Prospect, vol.12, no.17, “Proper Global Agenda” , Oct 8, 2001

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