Roy Gerdel and his colleagues in the Missouri chapter of Republicans for Environmental Protection (REP) admit their nature group has its work cut out for itself, particularly with the Missouri Republican legislators who seldom vote green on state issues.
It’s not easy being green, especially if you are green in the Grand Old Party. The Republican Party has been cold, sometimes even hostile, to environmentalists in recent years. Some in the party are looking to change that reputation.
(To learn more about Roy Gerdel and REP, see Don’s complete Webster-Kirkwood Times story at: http://www.websterkirkwoodtimes.com. Here you will get the whole story on REP and the nurturer of the week, Roy Gerdel.)
“I love the outdoors,” said Gerdel. “It hurts me when I see conservatives who don’t favor conserving the great natural legacy in this state. That’s not to say we haven’t had some success stories – like establishing the great Katy Trail in our state. We just need more environmental success stories in this state.”
(For More Information on the Republicans for Environmental Protection please go to the website: rep.org)
WHAT DO YOU THINK? IF YOU ARE A DEMOCRAT, DO YOU THINK REPUBLICANS CAN BE ENVIRONMENTALISTS? IF YOU ARE A REPUBLICAN, DO YOU THINK MORE FOLKS IN THE GOP SHOULD JOIN THE REP?
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