"We should restore a proper balance in environmental regulation and energy production that is based on common sense, not political agendas."
"The environment is everything that isn't me."Mac Thornberry on Albert Einstein
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."Mac Thornberry on Margaret Mead
"Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean."Mac Thornberry on John Muir
"Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth."Mac Thornberry on Henry David Thoreau
"God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools."Mac Thornberry on John Muir
"The day before the anniversary of D-Day, we lost a man who was equaled by few and surpassed by none as a leader in the cause of freedom: Ronald Reagan."
"Our country has had a hard time learning that lesson with energy."