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On June 23, Science Director Jay Lehr was a guest on Common Sense Conversations Talk Radio, aired on dozens of stations across the country. Lehr was on to talk about the pope, climate change, the EPA and bureaucratic abuses.
Lehr begins by talking about Pope Francis’ climate encyclical, a topic that has been grabbing headlines recently. The Heartland Institute recently sent a delegation of scientists and experts to the Vatican climate conference to provide balance to the U.N. narrative. While it seems like a non-issue to advocate for a cleaner environment, as Lehr explains, the prevailing “solutions” to climate change would result in harm for the world’s poor. Lehr addresses this misconception.
Lehr and host Beth Ann also talk about the environmental regulations and the EPA overreach that only serves as a tax on the U.S. citizen. Lehr recently released a Policy Brief that outlined a plan to dissolve the federal Environmental Protection Agency. The full report can be seen here.
Listen to the whole interview above as Lehr explains the repercussions of over-regulation and government control. Lehr expertly illustrates the problem and offers common sense solutions.