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2008 Elections

Ron Paul on Environment and Energy


He voted "Yes" on barring federal funding for the Energy Department's "Yucca Mountain Youth Zone" Web site, which was designed to tell children that burying the country's nuclear waste 90 miles from Las Vegas is safe. In terms of energy, the government should get out of protecting oil prices and allow the free market to set prices. If oil prices become too high, then the free market will develop alternative fuels. Protecting individual private property rights is the best way to protect the environment - you have no right to pollute your neighbor's property, including your neighbor's air or water. He doesn't think anyone has the answer on what is causing an increase in C02 levels and global warming.


You Tube: Ron Paul on the Environment -- June 19, 2007


You Tube: Ron Paul on Global Warming -- Iowa Straw poll Aug. 11, 2007.


— Las Vegas Sun new media managing editor Dave Toplikar compiled this report.

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