REPUBLICANS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Yes, there really are Republicans for Environmental Protection. We really do exist. We call ourselves REP members. Welcome to our website!
And that name — “Republicans for Environmental Protection” — is important, so we repeat it a lot, even though it’s a mouthful. Why is that? Because it tells people exactly who we are and what we’re all about.
REPUBLICANS. That’s who we are, or in some cases who we used to be.
FOR. Our focus is positive, proactive, forward-looking, and based on science.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION. This part captures our mission statement in a nutshell. (And by environmental protection, of course, we also mean conservation of natural resources, such as our beloved public lands and native wildlife.)
For decades, in additional to “Republicans for Environmental Protection,” we’ve also informally called ourselves “the environmental conscience of the GOP.”
And if you consider what a conscience does, you’ll realize that description is apt. A functioning conscience pats you on the back when you’ve done something good. It scolds you when you’ve done something bad. And as it turns out… that’s a nearly perfect description of the role that REP has played in the Republican Party, starting a quarter of a century ago.
Click the link at the top — ALL ABOUT REP — to see our complete mission statement, learn about our Board of Directors, read our history, and get the answers to two FAQs.
Watch this space for the brand-new REP Blog, which is coming soon!
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Photo at top: Silver Run Falls, Nantahala National Forest in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina. This beautiful scene was protected thanks to the Weeks Act of 1911, named for Republican Congressman John Weeks and signed into law by Republican President William Howard Taft. (photo © Dave Allen Photography/Shutterstock)