Skip to comments.EDITORIAL: EPA’s chilling effect
Posted on 01/04/2013 6:34:46 PM PST by jazusamo
Alaskan liberty goes up in smoke under new air regulations
Not-so-unintended consequences of overregulation are in the air. Newly adopted rules limiting airborne soot imposed by bureaucrats in Washington threaten to freeze the choices and toes of individuals living more than 4,000 miles away in subarctic Alaska. Thanks to authoritarian overreach, the freedom of Americas last frontier may not last much longer.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) waited until after President Obamas re-election to announce drastic new restrictions on soot produced by industry smokestacks, diesel trucks and even ordinary sources like wood-burning stoves. The new standard for the great outdoors reduces the legal limit for airborne fine-particle matter from 15 micrograms per cubic meter of air to 12 micrograms. To put in context how overly restrictive that is, secondhand tobacco smoke in a closed car can expose a person to 3,000-4,000 micrograms of soot per cubic meter, according to the agency.
The worst aspect of the agencys one-size-fits-all scheme is that the same rules that purports to clean up the air above U.S. megalopolises apply to the 97,000 residents of Fairbanks and its surrounding county, tucked amidst the wilderness of central Alaska. In January, the average low temperature is 15-25 degrees below zero and many homes turn to wood stoves to keep their heating costs under control. The county had already been on the EPAs non-attainment area list before the new regulations. Compliance will be even harder now.
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How else to amass everyone into easily controlled creches (big city slum tenements)? If they consolidate veryone into cities, they can make the current suburbs/ruaral areas into no-man lands and control travel and other Freedoms. I guess that, as they continue to rewrite history, they will have to purge the old "See the USA, in your Chevrolet" commercials to ensure even the memory of Freedom is hard to come by. God knows that the Chevrolet of the commercials has become a government entity and no longer stands for freedom of movement.
The EPA is a commie plot. Alaskans and Inuits can’t comply. How could they enforce such rules in such open country?
Part of the communist/socialist agenda is to dictate *fairness and justice* via *environmental* laws.
I trust the metrosexuals to be capable of handling the terrain to TRY to enforce it.
I’m no expert in Metrosexuals so I guess I’ll just take your word on that.
You do know that was sarcasm? I forgot my /s tag. Long work day...
I heat my home with a wood burning stove. I frankly don't give a damn' how much "soot" it puts out and I defy some numbnut from the EPA to try telling me I cannot use it anymore.......
I hear ya!
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