Republicans plan to attack the EPA and scientists who link air pollution to climate change. They argue that EPA hurts the nation's economy. Do we really have to destroy our natural resources and our health to have jobs? This sounds a lot like the Easter Islanders who chopped down every tree on their island to have fires for their gods, and then watched their top soil wash away and food production plummet.
One would think that saving our natural resources would create more jobs as labor is substituted for less use of our resource bank.