Why do we pollute and fight against environmental regulations when we know they protect our environment? Seems counterintuitive and counterproductive to me. Maybe ALEC is pushing its agenda, a secret agenda. Maybe we who are trying to keep our environment healthy with regulations to reign in the excesses and the craven disregard (think Browndfields) from corporate practices would have a better idea what’s going on with ALEC exposed. Who is ALEC. Find out here:
‘Nichols, a political reporter for The Nation, recently wrote the introduction and co-authored two in a series of articles about the relationship that state-based legislators have with a group called the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). ALEC is a group that brings together state legislators and representatives of corporations to draft model bills that can then be introduced at the state level of government. An archive of ALEC documents was recently leaked to the Center for Media and Democracy.” (July 21, 2011) How ALEC Shapes States' Legislation Behind The Scenes : NPR
What can you do about all this political and corporate secret stuff to make sure our environmental rules and regulations are not being undermined? Go here:
Rewriting the Rules about the Environment, Energy, and Agriculture |This page shows how bills pushed by ALEC corporations work to undermine environmental protections, limit the ability of local government to manage land use, and protect corporate polluters. These "model bills" and resolutions thwart efforts to address climate change, streamline siting of nuclear power plants, and oppose efforts to address hazardous coal waste. Through ALEC, corporations have both a VOICE and a VOTE on specific changes to state laws on these issues through these model bills. Do you? Environment, Energy, and Agriculture - Alec Exposed
Could ALEC be fighting efforts to deal with Climate Change, so we can survive into the future? Those with a particular political agenda that don’t care or understand how our environment works should not be tearing up our environmental safeguards in secret just so they can make some more money.
Like Climate Change and keeping our environment healthy aren’t impossible enough, we have to deal with sneaky political shenanigans by corporations that thwart the very little that does get done to protect our environment.