Conversations in Conservation

Romney takes Wisconsin tonight and looks to be the presumptive GOP nominee. Whatever you might make of that, the occasion provides an opportunity to consider what a Free the Commons presidential platform would look like. So over the next few weeks I’m going to write a series of presumptuous posts on what the next president should do to rewrite America’s environmental and public land laws.

A few ground rules before we begin: First, these recommendations are not in any sort of order. I’m just going to list them as I feel like writing them. Second, I’m not going to spend a lot of time distinguishing between authorities vested in the legislative and the executive branches, let alone political opposition; I’m just going to write as if the president has the power to enact his agenda. Third, low hanging fruit is fair game. And fourth, I reserve the right to revise and extend! (That’s legislative humor).

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