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Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004

new zoo revue

"In other words, Scarlett knows a thing or two about the ins and outs of the Bush administration's environmental policy. And as former director of the Reason Foundation, a libertarian think tank, she has strong opinions about the ideology behind that policy. Scarlett staunchly defends Bush's environmental policy as a shift toward more sophisticated environmental governance -- an approach she calls the "new environmentalism." Although aspects of this approach are ambitious and intriguing, it is based on some assumptions and strategies that environmentalists doubt, fear, and ridicule. In an effort to bridge the hostile divide between the powers that be and the environmental community, Grist tracked down Scarlett during a recent visit to her hometown of Santa Barbara, Calif., to discuss the philosophy of rollbacks, the invisible hand's "green thumb," her view on public comments, and life with her solar-activist husband."