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Minority Legislators Played Key Role in Environmental Protection


This emphasis on the environment was in keeping with the legacy of Republican President and staunch environmentalist Theodore Roosevelt. State House Republicans with the support of their communities and many coalitions successfully defeated many bills that would have endangered the quality of life for our residents and their children. Many saw the 2012 session as a role reversal when the Republicans replaced the Democrats as the advocates of environmental protection.


For example, the Minority Caucus led the charge in defeating many measures that would have temporarily bulldozed environmental protections by exempting projects from the permitting process to hurriedly complete State projects.


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