Reduce, reuse and recycle government

For Immediate Release Tuesday, April 22, 2008

“Going green” means shrinking government and eliminating waste

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In celebration of Earth Day, the Libertarian Party issued a statement from Executive Director Shane Cory calling for a reduction in government in what he says is the best way to go ‘green:’

“The best way to ‘go green’ is fixing environmental problems at their source, and that source is government. The federal government is by many accounts the largest polluter in the United States. By reducing the size of government and recycling redundant and unnecessary government bureaucracies, we will shrink the size of our ‘government footprint,’ and in turn, help our environment. More government is not the solution to environmental woes–it’s the problem. Until we reduce the size of government, our environmental problems will continue to grow.”

The Libertarian Party is America’s third largest political party, founded in 1971 as an alternative to the two main political parties. You can find more information on the Libertarian Party by visiting . The Libertarian Party proudly stands for smaller government, lower taxes and more freedom.

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