I left the Republican Party several years ago because the party had moved so far to the right. Moderates simply don’t seem welcome in the GOP these days. Every now and then, however, there are signs of intelligent life in the Republican Party.
Republicans for Environmental Protection is a grass-roots group founded in 1995 with the mission “to resurrect the GOP's great conservation tradition and to restore natural resource conservation and sound environmental protection as fundamental elements of the Republican Party's vision for America.”
The group offers a yearly scorecard that reports how Republicans in the House and Senate voted on environmental legislation. I urge you to read the scorecard and write your representatives either congratulating them on their environmental stance or encouraging them to do better.
Republicans for Environmental Protection Web site: http://www.rep.org/index.html