01 Apr '11, 10pm

Would You Trade the Endangered Species Act for a Clean Energy Revolution?

We need to do something. Thus far, the legislative strategy that Democrats have used to advance climate policy has been disastrous. Where other major economies around the world are either passing laws to reign in carbon emissions (the EU) or dumping truckloads of cash into clean energy development (China), the US continues to have its head in the sand. Obama tried offering expanded nuclear power and more offshore drilling (the timing of each was horrendous) in exchange for some cooperation on the climate front, but ended up with nothing to show for it. So where do we go from here? Is it time to get more creative? Would you, for instance, be willing to compromise seminal environmental protections like the Endangered Species Act if it would usher in a clean energy boom?

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/04/trade-endangered-...

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