– Why Republicans Should Lead On Environmentalism –
How do conservatives oppose conservation?
Because….. I believe what makes America great, was and still is, “long term sustainability”…….
Furthermore, in my opinion, no other issue confirms the need to prioritize sustainability, more than the Keystone Xl Pipeline.
Last January, The House of Representatives, voted to build the Keystone pipeline, 270 to 152…… However, 1 House Republican, voted against the bill…… That Republican was a Representative from Michigan, a Republican named Justin Amash.
This revelation is disappointing, for a couple of different reasons……
First, because a spineless Democratic constituency, is once again flip flopping on Keystone, worse than a gold fish on sand paper…..
And second, because the vote to approve Keystone, represents a full scale shift in economic policy, in favor of short sighted profit margins. Furthermore, this trend towards short sighted profit margins, is simply unacceptable for the future of America.
Worse yet, the issues surrounding Keystone are bitterly partisan, in turn signalling profound levels of corruption, within Washington D.C. today…..
This year, Republicans have sided almost entirely down party lines, on the issue of Keystone. This has occurred, in an effort to build the Keystone XL Pipeline, “as soon as possible,” under the guise of job growth/creation. However, if Keystone is built… how many of those, “jobs,” will still be around 10 years from now………. (My guess is not many.)
Many environmentalists fear that this issue might become congruent, with the allegorical, “canary in the coal mine.” That’s to say, building Keystone XL Pipeline could lead to irreversible, environmental damage. Furthermore, it’s not beyond reason, to believe that this issue, in and of itself, could lead to advanced stages of global warming and in essence, trigger a variety of long term, negative side effects. Meaning…. due to the construction costs of building Keystone, environmental damage caused by Keystone, could actually cost American’s more money, down the line.
Over the past century, Earth’s biodiversity has become egregiously threatened and as more species fall into extinction, issues such as the Keystone XL Pipeline, grow in importance. Today, 97% of scientists agree that climate change is real and man made. This is a fact. Furthermore, this fact is confirmed by both, the federal government and NASA. Nevertheless, the main issue in these debates, is that a minority of CORRUPT POLITICIANS, continue to lobby for the US to build Keystone XL Pipeline anyway. This is being done in the name of annual profit margins, signalling greater issues, within Washington DC today. For this reason, the vote to build Keystone, illustrates a larger problem, regarding corporate sponsorship and campaign finance reform…..
Look at the smog over LA. How obvious does it have to become, for people to notice that pumping Keystone, is a bad idea for Earth’s future?
On top of that, “as statistical analysis,” becomes a larger part of the American economy and simultaneously, Americans continue, “naturally talking about the weather,” doesn’t it feel as though the planet, just might be trying to tell us something?
For these reasons, I believe that the sole conservative party in America, ought to lead on environmental reforms…… Because when do, “conservatives,” neglect conservation?
By: William Larsen
Civilians News – “News For All Views”