Help with political debate on Environmental Protection?

As a project, everyone in my class was assigned a political issue and either the Democratic or Republican view to debate against another classmate. I have 1 minute or so to express the Democratic view on Environmental Protection, and then I need to have a rebuttal after my opponent expresses the Republican view. I am so clueless as to what I'm going to say, how I'm going to say it, or how I'd respond. Public speaking isn't my thing. (Especially not timed.) My main problem is that we are going to be graded on having statistics/facts/data to back up what we're saying, but I have no idea where to even find any! And I have no idea how I would fit the facts into my argument. The rebuttal is scaring me too. I'm supposed to prepare for what the opposing side might say so I'll know how to respond to it, but I don't know what to do for that either. Please please pleaseeee help me. The debate is in 3 days. I have ONE minute.. Just looking for some summarization or a good focus point, because I get lost and confused looking at the huge pages of information that come up on the sites that I've found so far.

Asked By: - 10/27/2012
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My guess is you're a political troll of some kind, and you're expecting pro-environment Democrats on YA to give you free ammunition... More
Answered By: Andy F - 10/27/2012
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it's not hard to find info have you heard of something called the Internet? or perhaps the local public library?
Answered By: Luck of the Irish II - 10/27/2012
Go google Al Gore. Be sure you research all the millions he's made by pushing the government into investing into companies he owns or has considerable shares of stock in. Because I guarantee that'll be part of the GOP response, that the Dems are all in it for the money.
Answered By: pdooma - 10/27/2012
There's a lot of good information at "climate denial crock of the week" videos on youtube, like this one.
Answered By: - 10/27/2012
I won't do all your homework, but it might be helpful to read about the origins of the EPA - the days of burning rivers...
Answered By: Rob - 10/27/2012
Republican will say something like environmental protection is important, but it shouldn't get in the way of economic growth... More
Answered By: Rico - 10/27/2012
Climategate, a genuine scandal that erupted when emails from the University of East Anglia were leaked in 2009 and 2011. They showed that certain scientists were manipulating data that didn’t support the left’s climate-change agenda and were blackballing scientists who refused to go along with that agenda... More
Answered By: Thurston - 10/27/2012
Check the EPA's website for their mission statement and some lefty internet outposts. I could be more help if you were assigned the conservative view, sorry.
Answered By: Sid - 10/27/2012
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