Republican Leaders Aim to Make Conservation Conservative Again – Pacific Standard


In case you forgot that the "conservation president, " Theodore Roosevelt, was a member of the Republican Party, Wednesday's official launch of the Roosevelt Conservation Caucus is here to remind you. In an attempt to rebrand conservation as a conservative issue, a group of Senate and House Republicans say they plan to take on issues like public lands protection, clean air, and clean water. "The Roosevelt Conservation Caucus will give a platform to effective and common-sense solutions to environmental and conservation issues that affect all Americans, " Senator Rob Portman (R–Ohio) said in a press release.

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