Sunday, October 03, 2010

When Conservative meant you conserved

Further to yesterday's post, it is worth remembering that Teddy Roosevelt founded the US National Park system. Richard Nixon created the EPA. George H. W. Bush reauthorized the Clean Air Act in 1990 with a cap and trade system for regulating acid rain.

Being conservative once meant trying to protect known goods from the ravages of an uncertain future. What happened?


byron smith said...

Republicans have short memory on cap-and-trade: introduced under Reagan, used by both Bush Sr. and Jr. and endorsed by McCain and Palin in 2008, cap-and-trade has long been a Republican favourite.

byron smith said...

Guardian: Why environmentalism is a conservative concern. And a good reply from Graham.