Most differences between conservatives and liberals stem from differing beliefs about tradition and human nature. When it comes to environmental policy, however, conservatives and liberals reverse their approaches and adopt positions at odds with their fundamental values.

Stephen M. Colarelli is a professor of psychology at Central Michigan University.
Energy and the EnvironmentEnvironmental Law and RegulationGovernment and PoliticsLaw and LibertyPolitical Theory
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