It's always a tough call. I think we (the human race) need to protect the environment along with several other non-profits and charitable organizations. I don't always agree that a bureaucracy like the EPA or other government agencies benefit the public. I think we can eliminate several federal agencies to help reduce debt and live within our means. People see the elimination of the EPA as a strike against the environment. Of course, that's what government wants you to think. They want to continually increase the size of government. Compare the EPA failures to any accomplishments. It still pisses me off that the EPA told all the crews at ground zero that the air quality was fine. It shows their level of incompetence where a private company could have easily figured this out. Now, I'm against offshore drilling and the keystone pipeline. I'm also for environmental regulations. I just think the government ****s everything up and just wastes taxpayer money to either fund their own agenda or their own bank account. I think citizens, not government, are more trust worthy and we can do more together than government agencies who aren't even elected by us. Look at climate change. I think emissions and other things are causing climate issues but I also don't think it's as extreme as pushed by the left. I'm in the middle on that issue. The left and right are pushing their own agenda. Both sides are based upon making money. The right will allow industries which benefit from higher emissions to make more money through less regulation. The left uses extreme scare tactics and invests in carbon stock/credit programs. This carbon/credit companies use climate change to hopefully let them make billions.