Dan Farber, professor of law | 8/15/11
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I’ve taken this information from the websites of some of the Republican contenders. What they say about their policies and records may not be exactly objective, but it’s interesting to see how they’d like to be perceived on environment and energy. Here are four takeaway points:
- Republican primary voters apparently don’t care very much about environment or energy issues — some candidates don’t even bother to address these issues on their website.
- Environment is seen as important only in the context of energy, which is where environmental issues get mentioned if they get mentioned at all.
- Republican voters want less environmental regulation (surprise!).
- But no one wants to say they’re in favor of pollution or trashing Nature (even if they are.)