John Stossel on Free-Market Environmentalism



The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has become a monster that does more harm than good. But most people say, "What else we got?" They assume greedy capitalists will run amok and destroy the Earth unless stopped by regulation.

Yet, contrary to what environmentalists assume, it's really property rights that encourage good stewardship, John Stossel argues. Property rights and a simple, honest court system—institutions that can exist without big government—solve problems that would be fought about for years by politicians, environmental bureaucrats, and the corporations who lobby them.