The Republican Party considers conservation to be a conservative value – as long as it is properly balanced with economics.
Consideration for human health and safety is the first and most important issue in environmental concerns, as humans are our country’s most valuable resource.
Any policy that supports conservation must equally address economic growth and development, as well as private property rights, in order for it to be practical.
The party also supports public access to public lands for hunting, fishing, and recreational shooting. Republicans believe in environmental policies that are tailored to the needs of the localities that they regulate, and that focus on achieving results processes.
To this end, we support legislation that would require congressional approval before the implementation of any plan that would cost over $100 million to consumers to put into effect. We also support developing the technology to meet our environmental needs by providing market-based incentives to advance said technology.
CALIFORNIA REPUBLICAN DELEGATION URGE NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE ACTION ON CALIFORNIA DROUGHT
Washington, April 28, 2021