Rep. John T. Doolittle (R-Calif.) has launched “Project Evergreen,” an effort to assemble a list of anti-environmental initiatives that a new Republican president could undertake without congressional approval. Last week he wrote to conservative think tankers, industry folks, and others, asking for help in thinking up “executive orders and rule changes that a new president can enact immediately upon taking office to go on the offensive against the extreme environmentalists.” Doolittle wrote that he aims “not merely to reverse the damage done but to enable the executive branch to work its will to counter that entire [environmental] movement and undercut their sources of power. We must force them to spend money and resources, weakening their influence.”