The environment belongs to all the people and future generations. It must be protected. Those who currently hold the deeds to property should not be allowed to abuse their own land, water and air, making others suffer. Those harm the environment should be required to pay for restoring it, if it can be restored. A sufficient tax on all fossil-fuel products and by-products (including all plastics), deforestation, and mineral mining might be levied. No government subsidies should be granted to industries that contribute to pollution or destroy valuable ecosystems.
Current regulations do not do enough to protect people from pollution. Citizens need better access to the courts to challenge large and powerful corporations that are not being held responsible for damaged done to the environment. Regulations tend to be written by corporate lobbyists and make it easy for corporations to pay relatively insignificant fines rather than stop unnecessarily risky projects.