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How the Government Got in Your Backyard distills the science, the politics, and the unbiased, nonpartisan truth behind hot-button environmental issues from pesticides to global warming. By clearly representing what the left says, what the right says, what the science is, and what the facts are, Gillman and Heberlig don't set out to provide the answer - they light the path so concerned citizens can uncover their own true and informed opinion. In this season of political discontent, the unbiased truth about environmental policies - free of political agendas - is as refreshing as it is fascinating. How the Government Got in Your Backyard is not for Republicans or Democrats, liberals or conservatives. It's for anyone who is ready to get to the bottom line.

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Jeff Gillman loathes advice that is given without concern for the consequences. He wrote a tell-all book after hearing self-proclaimed experts spouting things such as feeding syrup to plants, and lectures on a variety of topics including homebrewed remedies and organic pesticides.

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Gillman and Heberlig take a nonpartisan approach to existing environmental laws and consider how each political sphere would like them changed. They use an interesting conceit, highlighting a topic, providing background, then relating how it is received by the Right and the Left. This clarifies dense material, making for an accessible title that also explains why it is so difficult to alter existing laws. Members of Congress, they write, would be perfectly happy if scientists came before them and all agreed that ‘this pesticide is safe, allow it’ or ‘this pesticide is unsafe, ban it.’ But anticipating that level of consensus from the scientific community makes Waiting for Godot look like an afternoon’s diversion. Therefore, politicians are forced to take sides on issues they know little about, resulting in frustration all around. Gillman and Heberlig also wade into private-property rights and home-owner associations and pose the question of just what a good yard means. In all, their discussion illuminates environmental confusion on a national scale and offers help in making the far-ranging debate easier to understand. --Colleen Mondor

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