Rather than focus primarily on government finance and regulating certain fuels out of existence, policymakers should pursue reforms rooted in free enterprise that raise peoples’ standards of living and mobilizes private investments in cleaner technologies.
Cheniere is a great example of an energy producer and exporter making huge strides toward sustainability. For American market-based environmentalists, this form of corporate responsibility is more than laudable; it is the future.
Identifying opportunities to empower the people who best understand the importance of productive land use, conservation and environmental stewardship will go a long way to meet the administration’s environmental objectives.
In a political world so harshly divided, these findings show that some issues still enjoy bipartisan support. To accomplish its goals, the Biden Administration would do well to listen to what voters want: energy independence, economic impact transparency, and private-sector leadership.
Washington could do with fewer messaging documents and more action for Environmental Justice communities, focusing on greener agriculture, lead water pipe replacement, and clean drinking water infrastructure for starters.