South Carolina is blessed with abundant natural resources! We are commanded by God to be good stewards of the earth. We should use and conserve our environment; protect and improve it for future generations. In the name of protection, too many politicians and special interest groups today are placing the creation above the Creator and worsening our standard of living.
Legislation such as the "Cap and trade' bill, which should be known as "cap and control', will limit our productivity, raise the cost of necessities and destroy our free market. While we all want clean air, clean water and a clean environment, there is a balance we must strive to achieve. Unfortunately, the focus seems out of balance.
Most people and most companies do care about the environment and want clean air and water. If companies or individuals harm the environment they should be held accountable, because we are all harmed. However, in the name of the environment, we cannot continue to destroy the freedoms we enjoy. Those who practice eco-terrorism should be prosecuted and those who purposely harm the environment should be held accountable as well.