Seattle, WA — Conservatives for Environmental Reform has released the following statement:
CFER is very excited to announce the addition of former Congressman Bob Inglis (R-SC), Washington Policy Center Environmental Director Todd Myers, and Director of Legislative Affairs for the National Audubon Society Justin Stokes to our advisory board.
“The future belongs to those who can offer solutions to the challenges at hand,” said Inglis, former Ranking Member on the House Subcommittee on Energy and Environment. “Young conservatives have a charge to keep when it comes to offering solutions that will work for climate change."
“Technology that allows us to do more with less is the key to environmental sustainability. Politicians try to force people to change their lifestyles which is both unfair and ineffective,” said Myers. “Free-market innovation has given us the Prius, drones that allow farmers to reduce their use of fertilizer and pesticide, the LED lightbulb which reduces energy use and numerous other technologies that reduce resource use. I’m glad to be part of [CFER] because we need to move beyond the environmentalism of the 1970s and embrace innovation, which is the true future of sustainability.”
"As a lifelong conservative, I am pleased to join this effort,” said Stokes, former Chief of Staff for Congressman Richard Hanna (R-NY). “A balanced, fiscally-responsible approach to environmental stewardship is important for our nation, and I look forward to continuing to help advance these principles among fellow conservatives across America."
Note: CFER Advisory Board members have only endorsed CFER personally, and are not doing so on behalf of their organizations.