23 Aug '11, 12pm

Why Both Political Parties Are Getting It Wrong on Cap-and-Trade

Why Both Political Parties Are Getting It Wrong on Cap-and-Trade

Editor's Note: This article originally appeared in The Ecosystem Marketplace , and is reprinted with permission. The 2012 U.S. election season is underway, and we all know the basic script. Democrats will try to make the case that the best way to pull our economy out of the mud is to roll back the Bush tax cuts and funnel the added income into job-creating infrastructure projects, while Republicans will continue to say the economy can free itself if we keep lowering taxes and shrinking government. To prove their mettle on that front, most Republican presidential candidates have vowed to gut the Environmental Protection Agency -- a vow that sitting House members have already started to make good on . Democrats have limply vowed to defend the agency -- primarily on moral grounds. Neither party really gets it right, because they both -- at best -- see environmental protection...

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