We're Free Market America.
Our mission is to defend economic freedom against environmental extremism. Since the 1960s, environmental regulation has skyrocketed by over 7,000 percent! It's a no-brainer that everyone wants clean water and clean air. But when it comes to environmental regulation, we've catapulted past commonsense.
The Small Business Administration estimates that environmental regulation costs America's economy over $281 billion – every year. For a small business owner, the cost of regulation averages over $4,000 per worker. Those costs get passed onto our nation's consumers in the form of higher product costs and, inevitably, fewer jobs for working Americans.
How did we get here?
Free Market America began as Free Market Florida. In 2011, we began campaigning against the U.S. EPA's so-called "Water Tax" – a Florida-focused measure that would've required the water in roadside drainage canals to meet the same standards as Florida's pristine rivers and streams. Economists estimated the "Water Tax" would've cost Florida's farmers, taxpayers, businesses and consumers billions each year.
A year earlier, in 2010, we led a coalition of more than 330 business, civic and labor groups against a Sierra Club-backed ballot initiative that aimed to shut down economic growth in the Sunshine State. We won that battle; but we realized that fringe environmental groups are well-financed litigation engines determined to steamroll commonsense whenever it's convenient for them. We founded Free Market Florida to fight back.
Now, we're taking the same approach to environmental issues of national concern. That's why we want to hear from you. Where is environmental extremism threatening the free market? Drop us a line.
Who are our partners?
Free Market America works closely with Americans for Limited Government, a group of free market-minded folks who lead a national effort to defend commonsense principles of economic freedom in American life.
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