Skip to comments.EDITORIAL: Close the EPA--Itís time to stop funding carbon mysticism with taxpayer dollars
Posted on 03/04/2011 12:41:41 PM PST by jazusamo
As Congress looks for ways to trim the budget, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) represents an opportunity for up to $9 billion in savings. This outfit has become little more than an advocacy group for trendy leftist causes operating on the publics dime. Many liberal policies being promoted are so unpopular that congressional Democrats cant muster the votes to get them through the proper legislative process. So they go to the EPA instead.
Thats why the EPA announced Tuesday that it had revised the deadlines imposed on certain companies for reporting so-called greenhouse gas production. A facility that manufactures paper, for example, would have to determine whether it emits 25,000 metric tons of carbon-dioxide equivalent (CO2e) per year. The agency guesses that this covers about 10,000 businesses which would then be forced to measure their carbon-dioxide output, maintain detailed records and submit reports to EPA busybodies.
All of this extra work is required not to make companies more productive or more competitive in the marketplace. Instead, it increases the EPAs power over the private sector in the name of fighting the purported effects of global warming.
Although we are led to believe that each metric ton of carbon dioxide brings the planet closer to the brink of destruction, companies wont be compelled to report the greenhouse-gas emissions of their own employees, about a dozen of whom would produce a metric ton of carbon dioxide while breathing on the job for a year. This carbon dioxide is part of a natural closed-loop cycle and does not contribute to the greenhouse-gas concentrations in the atmosphere, the EPA website explains...
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It won’t happen under Obummer, but this is definitely a top priority for a competent administration. Why did we continue this Frankenstein monster after Nixon created it?
EPA - another rogue agency out of control.
But this is Obamaland - don’t look for a repeal anytime soon. :(
don’t hold your breath over that one or over anything else that involves shrinking federal bureaucracies.
It sure won’t happen with this administration. Let’s hope they keep making enough noise about the EPA until we get a favorable one.
And after the EPA, close down the Dept. of ill-Education. A worthless agency if there ever was one.
Regulating the environment is not an enumerated power granted to Congress in Article 1 Section 8 of the Constitution! Consequently the mere existence of the EPA on the federal level is Unconstitutional and must be abolished! It is a power reserved to the states or to the people per the 10th Amendment!
Defund it and the Dept of Energy and shut em down.
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