Sunday, December 23, 2007
Salt Lake Tribune - Where do the candidates stand on the environment?: "Environmentalism is an American value that we've been making up as we go along. The concept didn't exist when the Constitution was framed, and for most of our history, this country's rich natural resources gave us a sense of life without limits. But that admirably expansive spirit has left us with some bad habits, from political isolationism to the SUV. We now know that exploiting the Earth's abundance comes with a cost, and not just to a few endangered species. Our response in the next few years, including our vote for president, will help determine humanity's fate for decades, maybe centuries, afterward."