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Libertarian Party

2.2 Environment

 

Where damages can be proven and quantified in a court of law, restitution to the injured parties must be required.

 

2.3 Energy and Resources

government should not be subsidizing any particular form of energy. We oppose all government control of energy pricing, allocation, and production.

 

Libertarian Party of Minnesota

we oppose all government subsidies, special interest laws, tariffs or quotas

  1. Public Utilities and Energy

we call for privatization and deregulation of all government monopolies, such as garbage collection, electric, gas, or communication utilities, the Public Utilities Commission, fire departments, water and sewer departments, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Price Anderson Act, the Minnesota Energy Agency, and all similar regulatory agencies.

Strict liability, not government agencies and arbitrary standards, should regulate pollution. We advocate repeal of the laws that prevent full ownership of the air and water above and below land, thus denying individuals protection under the law against polluters. Private property rights must replace public property.

 

COMMENTS: Energy is essential to economic wealth and growth. It is true that energy can be better provided through deregulation. But some minimal regulations may be needed to account for market imperfections, including imports, transport lines and pollution.


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