Forty-one years after Earth Day began, our country has made tremendous progress. The conversation has changed. People from every corner of our country, Republicans and Democrats, conservatives and liberals, all agree we want clean air to breathe and clean water to drink. Everyone understands the value of being good stewards of the resources God has made available to man.
The summers I spent working on my aunt’s farm in Winfield, Kansas have instilled in me a deep personal love for the land and its importance to human well-being. Unfortunately, the Obama administration and its Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have lost sight of our shared common goals and are instead advancing a radical, left-wing, ideological agenda, tantamount to faith because it is without reason, which narrowly focuses on eliminating fossil fuels.
Even before I entered Congress, I’ve known of EPA’s rogue behavior from my days spent running a small business and from conversations with Kansas families whose livelihoods have been put in jeopardy by reckless government behavior. For too many at EPA, it is no longer about human health and safety, but about achieving environmental perfection as they imagine it.