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The Bookshelf: March 23, 2016

In this week's Bookshelf, our content partner Kirkus Reviews highlights Getting to Green.

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GETTING TO GREEN: Saving Nature: A Bipartisan Solution

by Frederic C. Rich

Rich … brings an understanding of both the corporate and environmental worlds to this fresh and welcome analysis of a green movement that “has lost its way.” … He notes that the last major environmental bill passed in the United States, the Clean Air Act of 1990, was a compromise based on a market approach, the kind of legislation not possible in today’s polarized politics. … To repair the breach, conservatives must reassert their traditional leadership of conservation causes … Greens have to learn to compromise … and offer a more hopeful vision … Rich’s call for change is sometimes wildly ambitious and seems especially unobtainable in light of current left-right debates … Essential reading for anyone with a stake in the environmental debate.

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