A promising new technology to extract oil from shale? We can reduce our dependence on foreign energy sources, lower the cost of energy for ordinary Americans and add thousands of jobs? Time for the EPA to spring into action and crush this incredibly beneficial innovation under a landslide of regulations prior to the inevitable ban.
Worthless, tyrannical, parasitic bureaucracies like the EPA are precisely why the Soviet Union collapsed, why nations like China and India squandered decades and millions of lives in abject poverty. After two centuries of spectacular growth and technological innovation unparalleled in the history of man, the US is now crippled by government bureaucracies. Big, ambitious projects in the private sector are smothered in the crib as soon as investors consider the cost of FDA/EPA/DOT/FAA/etc. regulations. And even the government can't afford to undertake the next moon shot, the next Hoover dam because it's own bureaucracies make the costs intolerable.
The only people who should be glad about this are the politicians, NGOs and other parasites who exist to exert more and more control over the rest of us. Bad government and the political class are the biggest problem the people of the world face.
Another law by decree rather than through a representative process.
posted on 11/28/2011 8:06:30 PM PST
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