I’m sorry that John Kunellis (“Get ready, environmentalists,” Nov. 16) feels that “Republicans don’t believe in protecting the environment,” thinking that “it’s only a resource to be exploited.”
Like Kunellis, I am an environmentalist. For many years, I’ve supported and appreciated the Sierra Club, Nature Conservancy and several other nature organizations. I’ve always loved the beauty and majesty of God’s creation.
But I’m also a Republican — a conservative — from a long line of Republicans. There are many of us who believe in protecting and respecting the earth, and using its bounty wisely.
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I hope and pray that our country’s new administration will enact beneficial legislation on behalf of our environment as well as its people of both political parties.
Bay St. Louis