Development2012-11-13T15:19:39+00:00

Summary

We cannot create jobs, improve lives, build communities or live as human beings without affecting our environment. But as we do so, we can and must minimize impacts, safeguard wildlife habitats and environmental values, and conserve energy and other resources. In short, we must be good stewards of the earth, while meeting the needs of American families and helping less fortunate families and nations achieve their dreams.

All wealth and human progress come from holes in the ground or water: trees and food crops that sprout from the earth, fish pulled from lakes and oceans, and of course energy, metals and other raw materials extracted via mines and wells. Responsibly developing these essential resources brings progress, greater prosperity, better living standards, improved health and longevity, and greater environmental protection.

Humans are consumers and polluters. However, we are also creators, innovators, protectors and stewards. By unleashing responsible free enterprise and our ultimate resource (our creative minds), and by ensuring access to affordable energy, raw materials and modern technologies, we can create jobs, generate new government revenues, make our world better, and improve the lives and fortunes of our fellow human beings in America and poor countries – while also protecting wildlife, habitats and other natural treasures.

 

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