American Voice Institute of Public Policy believes that God created
the earth and has entrusted its resources to mankind to develop and
share productive resources for the benefit of present and future generations.
In recent years, the environmental movement has shifted its focus
from one of conservation of natural resources to one of radicalism
with an emphasis on the New Age Movement. We believe in a careful
use of the earth's resources in correlation with an understanding
of the principles of free enterprise and property rights. The American
Voice Institute of Public Policy is opposed to overregulation and
believes that environmental laws should be based on sound science
and the protection of limited resources.
American Voice Institute of Public Policy believes that policies relying
on positive incentives, responsibility and forces inherent in both
property rights and the free market will provide greater protection
and improvements of natural resources in the United States than the
punitive, heavy-handed, top-down regulatory approach currently used
by the federal government.
is time for the United States to adopt a conservationist agenda that
incorporates accountability, flexibility, sound science and stewardship
through the following principles:
people from real risk
incentives inherent in property rights and the market to achieve
the role of the states, local communities and individuals in improving
Protocol (The Global Warming Treaty)
Kyoto Protocol, the Global Warming Treaty, will do nothing to reduce
greenhouse gas emissions; instead, the cost of implementing the agreement
will be significant to average Americans.
outlined in the treaty, the Protocol places binding greenhouse gas
emissions reductions on the U.S. and 31 other countries while simultaneously
exempting 132 developing countries from the regulations. Ironically,
these exempt nations are expected to generate three-fourths of all
the world's greenhouse emissions by 2100, including 66 percent of
all carbon dioxide (a major source of the greenhouse emissions) by
2016. Doubt on whether the Protocol will reduce the planet's aggregate
emissions is cast by excluding the developing nations from the treaty's
restrictions that ignore the fastest growing source of greenhouse
best, the Kyoto Protocol would lower the projected temperature during
the next century by 0-1 degrees celsius according to conclusions from
a study by Professor Bert Bolin, chairman emeritus of the U.N.'s Intergovernmental
Panel on Climate Change.
American Voice Institute of Public Policy believes Congress should
reaffirm and enhance the principle outlined in Senate Resolution 98,
passed by a vote of 95-0 in July 1997. The Senate's unanimous disapproval
of the terms of the treaty was expressed in this resolution.
global climate change treaty that has questionable mandatory emissions
reduction targets but does not hold all signatories to those standards
and causes serious economic harm to the American economy should not
be signed by the United States.