Business and media veteran John Torinus - - appreciating clean water and the many benefits it confers - - poses the right observations about the Right at the end of another of his fine essays:
I have always had a hard time figuring out why conservatives in the GOP have gone anti-conservation. Conserving valuable resources, like our drinking and recreational waters, is a conservative thing to do. It should be looked at as an investment, not spending.
Conservation is also good politics. All polls show that a large majority of Americans, including hunters and anglers, are pro-conservation.
The GOP shouldn’t let short-sighted accountants drive the bus.