Some Young Republicans Embrace Slower, Gentler Brand of Climate Activism

“Bucking GOP elders, they’ve drafted the American Climate Contract as the right’s response to the Green New Deal.”

“LOUISVILLE, Kentucky—As a teenager, amid the hardwood forests, waterfalls and wildflower meadows of the Parklands of Floyds Fork, Benjamin Myles took a liking to nature.

At the University of Louisville, Myles merged his libertarian-leaning politics with a curiosity about climate change, a subject that kept coming up in English class and in debates with his friends.

Such discussions led him to a new national movement of young conservatives who are working to persuade their Republican elders to put forward a climate agenda, without sacrificing traditional GOP principles like market competition and limited government.”

James Bruggers reports for InsideClimate News May 8, 2020.