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A Proactive Environmental Policy Agenda for Congress and the Administration

November 2, 2020

A proactive approach to enhancing environmental quality requires protecting property rights and advancing economic prosperity.

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This Backgrounder details a proactive environmental policy agenda for both Congress and the Administration, with recommendations covering air, water, land and wildlife, and science and transparency.1 This agenda rejects policies that force Americans to choose between a clean environment and economic growth, individual freedom, or federalism as a false choice. Rather, it aims to improve collaboration and policy processes to solve environmental challenges, and reflects a commitment to achieving tangible environmental improvements while at all times taking into account the interests of all Americans.

Author
Daren Bakst is the Research Fellow in Agricultural Policy at the Heritage Foundation and policy advisor for The Heartland Institute.
daren.bakst@heritage.org @darenbakst
Author
Katie Tubb is a policy analyst for energy and environmental issues in the Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation.