Tuesday Talk: How do we avoid environment vs. economics?
We’ve heard conservatives argue that any environmental regulation stifles economic growth and kills jobs. However, important legislation like the Clean Water Act and vehicle fuel standards have helped protect Minnesota’s natural resources without hurting long-term economic growth. In many cases, these policies helped the economic stability of other industries, like fishing.
As we move through a legislative session that seeks to roll back many of Minnesota’s environmental protections, what policies balance investing in clean technologies with long-term economic growth?