No, government needs to do its job -- stopping people from wrecking what they don't own. The confusion is with you, not the libertarian concept.
Ironically, a fine use for democracy is determining how much pollution is fine. Too much, degrades life. Too much regulation, also degrades life by lagging development. During the industrial revolution, lifespans skyrocketted even as London choked with smoke.
Someone demanding a slowdown would have killed more than they would have saved.