GOP turning green
By MARTHA MARKS, REP President
AN HISTORICAL DOCUMENT: Letter to the editor, Chicago Tribune, published November 10, 1995
Your November 7 editorial urging Republicans in Congress to listen to those with “a GOP environmental conscience” was right on target.
Many Republicans across the country support sound environmental protection laws and policies and are thoroughly disgusted with the GOP’s new “rabid environmental-enemy image,” as you called it.
Republicans for Environmental Protection (REP) is a brand-new national grassroots organization that in just two months has grown from members in three states to members in a dozen states. More people join every day. They mostly learn about REP through word-of mouth.
REP members are moderates and conservatives who believe that the conservative party should seek to conserve, not squander, our natural resources.
We are speaking out as a group to let Republicans in Congress know that we want clean air and water, food free of harmful pesticides, and full protection for our wetlands, wildlife, endangered species, national parks, wilderness areas, wildlife refuges and other public lands.