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From Gary Johnson’s Our America Initiative [not found] website:


"One important question for our era is: How do we create clean, affordable, renewable energy?

Directives from a climate conference in Copenhagen may have an only marginal impact on global CO2 emissions (especially if some developing countries don’t comply), but they would have a tremendous impact on the daily lives of people like you and me. By raising the costs of energy as much as 25% cap and trade schemes would cripple the American economy and break the budgets of families that are already struggling to make ends meet.

The best thing the government can do to ensure this happens, is to not stand in its way."
"On The Issues"

- Voluntary partnerships reduce greenhouse gases economically. (Aug 2000)

- Kyoto Treaty must include reductions by all countries. (Aug 2000)
- Federal tax incentives for energy, with state decisions. (Aug 2001)

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- More state autonomy on brownfields & Superfund cleanups. (Aug 2001)

- Support State Revolving Loan Fund for flexible Clean Water. (Aug 2001)
- Focus on prevention and states for Endangered Species. (Aug 2001)
- Collaborative, incentive driven, locally-based solutions. (Aug 2001)
- Apply "Good Samaritan" rules to abandoned mine cleanup. (Aug 2001)
- State primacy over water quantity & quality issues. (Aug 2001)

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