If America's environmental laws and regulations are left unchanged, they will ultimately contribute to the destruction of the human and natural environments. Dunn and Kinney argue that the environmental movement as it w operates is counterproductive; solutions can be found only through rational, n-political efforts based on reality, t ideological propaganda. The authors show what the facts are and how they have been distorted to benefit what are often misguided, self-serving political agendas. For anyone uncertain of the facts and baffled by conflicting viewpoints, Conservative Environmentalism will come as fresh air, bringing hope and encouragement that solutions are possible. The greatest environmental gains in human history have occurred in democratic First World nations over the past century-nations that have t only expanded their natural resources but also improved the human condition. The environmental Left has largely igred these gains, stressing imperfections and promoting fear through unfounded, unproven theories or deceptions. specious evidence. To solve the problems they see, the Left uses regulations that severely impede techlogy and efficient productivity-the very things that improve environmental conditions. Rather than supporting the regulation of industrial productivity, Dunn and Kinney argue for its expansion. The authors compare downside and upside effects of environmental actions in both First World and Third World countries and examine the negative effects that U.S. EPA and U.S. AID edits and proscriptions have on development and the environment.
JAMES R. DUNN is a geologic consultant to Behre Dolbear, New York City. A professor of geology (including environmental geology) for 20 years at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, he founded the Dunn Corporation in 1960, a geological consultancy that evolved into an environmental firm with more than 350 employees. Dr. Dunn has more than 140 publications to his credit and has served as President of the American Institute of Professional Geologists. JOHN E. KINNEY is a Registered Professional Environmental Engineering Consultant, and a Diplomate, American Academy of Environmental Engineers./e A consultant to government, industry, and civic organizations for many years, he has testified at Congressional and state legislative and oversight hearings on water and natural resources and provided consulting service on various environmental problems in Europe, Africa, Australia, and the South Pacific. He is the author of more than 200 papers on environmental issues and many presentations to professional, industrial, and civic organizations.