It is important that we maintain a healthy environment for ourselves and our posterity. This is best achieved by holding entities responsible and liable for any damages they cause, as opposed to a large government bureaucracy that writes laws and policies to protect polluters. This liability needs to apply to the largest polluter in the US as well – The US government.
Private efforts and public-private partnerships to protect the environment and create natural parks and public spaces should be encouraged. The Nature Conservancy is just one example of how good things can be done.