According to sources, Edwin Meese, a long-time adviser to Ronald Reagan, allegedly gave a thumbs-down to solar panels. He also issued memos to the Bush White House, advocating for a stall on climate change regulation.
These moves, in the eyes of some, indicate a reversal of an anti-environment stance that Ronald Reagan was famous for.
During his presidential campaign, Ronald Reagan was criticized for his lack of attention to environmental issues.
At the time, the nation’s largest private sector was investing in new wind and solar power technologies.