01 Aug '11, 4pm

"You Can't be Both a Tea Partier and an Environmentalist. Sorry." says @bcmerchant. Do you agree?

"You Can't be Both a Tea Partier and an Environmentalist. Sorry." says @bcmerchant. Do you agree?

And it's not because the Tea Party is made up of a bunch of terrible, malevolent people -- far from it. It's just that the ideology espoused by the group is fundamentally at odds with conservationism and environmental responsibility in the modern world. The Tea Party's Assault on the Environment The Tea Party-led Congress has so far this term led an assault on just about every corner of the environment imaginable: They've worked to gut the Clean Air Act . Tried to slash the EPA's budget . Sought to prevent the government from ever tackling climate change. And these are just the more outwardly controversial ones -- the laws that Tea Partiers can bogusly claim they can support while still caring about the environment. They do so by arguing things like: Climate change is a hoax, so we don't need to regulate the things that are causing it. The EPA is a bureaucratic monstrosity...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/08/tea-party-environ...

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