(Host) Democrats running for state and national office rallied around environmental issues today.
Environmentalist Robert F. Kennedy Junior told a crowd at the University of Vermont that the next election is of critical importance to the health of the planet and its people.
Kennedy said Republicans have rolled back numerous laws that protect the air and water.
(Kennedy) “And if you talk to these people in the White House and in Congress who are dismantling all these regulations and say, why are you doing this, you have children too?’ What they invariably say, well the time has come in our nation’s history where we have to choose now between economic prosperity on the one hand and environmental protection on the other.’ And that is a false choice. And Peter Welch knows this – that in 100% of the situations, good environmental policy is identical to good economic policy.”
(Host) Welch is running against Republican Martha Rainville. Rainville recently aired a television ad highlighting her environmental credentials and has also had big name Republicans endorsing her candidacy, including First Lady Laura Bush and former first Lady Barbara Bush.