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A whole new world
4 3, 9:10pm
considering amount of existing local and federal laws and regulations and the fact that EPA existed for quite a few decades already, lack of reasonable environmental protection laws is not immediately obvious. I don't think that many people considered it reasonable that SpaceX had to delay landings at Vandenberg for a year to assess effects of rockets on local snail population. Measuring impact of sonic booms on harbor seal mating behavior was meme-worthy.
Water covers over two thirds of Earth, any bodies of it are hardly a minority.
Regarding conservative policies, it would be interesting to see what you're referring to.