They’re bucking Republican Party orthodoxy on climate
“You can be a conservative and address climate change in ways that are consistent with our limited government principles.”
It’s not just on the national level that conservatives are realizing that climate change is affecting their communities. In Vermont, small towns are having to address the real changes that are happening.
The preservation of the environment and our natural resources for future generations should be a priority for us all,” said Rep. Costello, who is a member of the Climate Solutions Caucus in the House. “We should leverage conservative principles to develop innovative, economically viable ways to achieve this goal, including through clean energy technologies. I hope to see the Republican Climate Resolution gain momentum and be part of the solutions we advance this Congress.”
From Yale Environment 360
I was an enthusiastic and convinced champion of the idea that climate change is an overblown problem,” says Jerry Taylor, an energy and environment expert with the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council and the libertarian Cato Institute.
I went back to my office, looked at the information, and it turned out he was right,” Taylor recalls. “It was from that point on that I decided I had to do more due diligence.”