Clean air and water is fine, but at what cost?<quoted text>
Had you ever visited either New York before the emission laws were put in place, or LA? Both looked like China does today with an eternal haze of smog over the cities.
My rule for environmentalists is that there is no such thing as making an environmentalist happy. It just isn't possible. I know because we've been trying my entire life, and they are less happy today than they were 30 years ago in spite of the trillions we've sacrificed to make them happy.
First we got rid of lead in our gasoline. Then lead out of our paint. We got rid of freon and fluorocarbons. We made gasoline more environmentally friendly and now have dozens of different blends. We insulated the walls of our homes, created energy efficient appliances. We made our cars get higher milage which eliminated many of our steel factories. We regulated our energy companies so they produce cleaner energy.
And after all that, the green people are still crying. Now they are attacking my industry which is truck driving.
The problem with green anything is that it's a bottomless pit, so no amount of money will ever fill it up. There was pollution long before man got here and there will be pollution long after we are gone.