Firing Line Debate Resolved: "environmentalism has gone too far too fast"


Resolved: "environmentalism has gone too far too fast"

Presented by: National Center for Policy Analysis & Rice University

Stude Hall, Rice University, Houston
March 14, 1997

Environmentalists have gone too far too fast. That's what a panel of experts will debate during the March 14 taping of Firing Line. William F. Buckley, Jr. will be joined at Rice University in Houston by Senator Larry Craig of Idaho, Jerry Jasinowski, president of the National Association of Manufacturers and Richard Schmalensee, deputy dean of Massachusetts Institute of Technology. All four mean will argue for the resolution, facing off against former California Governor Jerry Brown, Sierra Club President Carl Pope, Time magazine writer Eugene Linden and George Woodwell, president and director of Woods Hole Research Center. Both the debate and two other Firing Line programs will be taped for later broadcasting on more than 200 PBS television stations. The debate is part of National Center for Policy Analysis' Hatton W. Sumners Distinguished Lecture Series.

Debate Panelists

For the resolution:

  • William F. Buckley, Jr., host of Firing Line and editor-at-large of National Review
  • Larry Craig, United States Senator from Idaho
  • Jerry Jasinowski, president of the National Association of Manufacturers
  • Richard Schmalensee, deputy dean of Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Against the resolution:

  • Jerry Brown, former governor of California
  • Carl Pope, president of the Sierra Club
  • Eugene Linden, writer for Time magazine
  • George Woodwell, president and director of Woods Hole Research Center

Debate Moderator:

  • Michael Kinsley, formerly of CNN's Crossfire and editor of Slate magazine