CLEAN AIR, CLEAN ENERGY, AND A STABLE CLIMATE
Click the links below to read REP’s statements on these issues.
POLICY ON ENERGY AND CLIMATE
COMMENTS ON GOVERNMENT POLICIES
Global Climate Change: The time is now, letter to President George W. Bush, written by REP Policy Director Jim DiPeso and signed by President Martha Marks, March 2001
Energy and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, letter to all Republican senators and representatives, written by REP Policy Director Jim DiPeso and signed by President Martha Marks, March 2001
A SAMPLE OF REP’S “THANK YOUS” TO GOP ELECTED OFFICIALS
To Senator Ted Stevens for restoring EPA funding to federal budget, October 5, 2004
OP-EDS AND LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
- Best policy is made at equator, not poles, by Bryan H. Davis, REP’s Minnesota Coordinator, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, June 2008
- We can slow global warming and still grow the economy, by former New Hampshire State Rep. and REP Board Member Ted Leach, Manchester Union Leader, May 2008
- Legislators try to micromanage Clean Cars Program to undermine it, by Tina Beattie, REP’s Arizona Coordinator, Tucson Daily Star, May 2008
- State needs to stay strong on global-warming act, by Buddy Burke, President of REP’s California Chapter, co-authored with Ray Lane, managing partner of Klein Perkins Caulfield Byers, Sacramento Bee, May 2008
- Protect NH’s forests with a national plan to cut emissions, co-authored by Jameson French, a REP member in New Hampshire, Manchester Union Leader, May 2008
- Risk and Opportunity: A global warming bill could give Pennsylvania a chance to be a technology leader, by Sandy Moser, President of REP’s Pennsylvania Chapter, Philadelphia Inquirer, May 2008
- Why is George Will against fuel efficiency? by Sandy Moser, President of REP’s Pennsylvania Chapter, West Chester Daily News January 2008
- Bold action must be taken on energy bill, by Don Thompson, a leader of REP’s Colorado Chapter, Pueblo Chieftain, December 2007
- A new spin on an old standby by Richard Stowe, a REP member in Connecticut, Hartford Courant, August 2007. Also appeared for 90 days on Government Innovations Network, a web site of Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
- Governor Douglas should renew party’s tradition, by Denis Rydjeski, REP’s coordinator in Vermont, Burlington Free Press, May 2007.
- Over a barrel, by Policy Director Jim DiPeso, Fortune Magazine, September 2004
- Deadly retreat on clean air, by Policy Director Jim DiPeso, Boston Globe, November 2003
- EPA should be an independent agency, by Russell Train, former EPA Administrator and a member of REP’s Honorary Board, New York Times, June 2003
- Does buying SUVs promote terrorism, by REP Policy Director Jim DiPeso, Detroit News, January 2003
- Energy legislation deplorable, by REP President Martha Marks, Honolulu Advertiser, Wilkes-Barre (PA) Times-Leader, and other newspapers around the country, October 2002
- Don’t wait till we face an irreversible situation, by REP Policy Director Jim DiPeso, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, July 2002
- Energy bill bust, by former New Mexico Governor David Cargo, a REP member, Albuquerque Journal, June 2002
- True energy independence, by Ken Whiton, President of REP’s New Mexico Chapter, Albuquerque Journal, April 2002
- Failure to improve auto fuel standards is short-sighted folly, by Tony Cobb, a member of REP’s Board of Directors, Baltimore Sun, March 2002
- A placebo for climate change, by Bruce Smart, a REP member in Virginia, Denver Post, February 2002
- Drilling a hole in consumers’ pockets, by Vince Williams, a member of REP’s Board of Directors, and signed by President Martha Marks, Washington Post, January 2002
A conservative climate stewardship plan, REP Policy Director Jim DiPeso, at Pacific Northwest Carbon Pricing Conference, University of Washington, Seattle, May 2011
Drilling the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Doesn’t Solve America’s Energy Problem, REP Policy Director Jim DiPeso, press conference on Mercer Island, Washington State, September 2005
Why cleaner cars make sense, REP Policy Director Jim DiPeso to the Washington Public Interest Group, Seattle, December 2004.
Puget Sound Conservatives, REP Policy Director Jim DiPeso to the Puget Sound Conservatives Association, Redmond, Washington, September 2004.
Global Warming: It’s real, so let’s gets serious, REP Policy Director Jim DiPeso to the Environmental Law Society, University of Chicago, October 2003
Just say NO! to the pork-barrel energy bill, REP President Martha Marks to the Minnesota Conservation Voters’ annual dinner, St. Paul, October 2003
Opportunities for states in a carbon-constrained world, REP Policy Director Jim DiPeso at the West Virginia Conference on the Environment, Charleston, West Virginia, October 2003.
Clean Energy: More than a personal virtue, REP Policy Director Jim DiPeso at REP’s annual conference, San Diego, California, September 2003
EPA’s role in addressing global warming, REP Policy Director Jim DiPeso at REP’s annual conference, San Diego, California, September 2003
REP’S OWN PUBLICATIONS
- Do you care more than Gore? by Pastor Bill Vanderbush, a REP member on the island of Maui in Hawaii, The Green Elephant, spring 2007
- America, it’s time for a new Manhattan Project!, by Policy Director Jim DiPeso, The Green Elephant, fall 2001
- Facts and myths about global warming: A conservative perspective by John R. E. Bliese, Ph.D. a REP member in Texas, The Green Elephant, summer 2001
- Why REP supports the EPA, written in response to a letter asking why REP supported the EPA, The Green Elephant, winter 1998
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