EPA out of control

Discussion in 'Politics' started by RetiredGySgt, Dec 25, 2010.

  1. RetiredGySgt
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    The Simpsons Movie exposed the EPA for the evil bastards they are.

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    "Cap-and-trade was just one way of skinning the cat; it was not the only way," he said. "I'm going to be looking for other means to address this problem."

    Skin the cat, fleece the country.
     
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    RGS, ain't gonna happen. In fact, you are going to see even more stringent regulations concerning GHGs.
     
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    To quote a 2009 CBO report on the economics of reducing greenhouse gas emissions:

    The most fundamental choice facing policymakers is whether to adopt conventional regulatory approaches, such as standards for energy-using machinery and equipment, or to employ market-based approaches, such as taxes on emissions or cap-and-trade programs. Market-based approaches, most experts conclude, would generally limit emissions at a lower cost than command-and-control regulations would. Whereas conventional regulatory approaches would impose specific requirements that might not be the least costly means of reducing emissions, market-based approaches would provide more latitude for firms and households to determine the most cost-effective means of accomplishing that goal.​

    Congress was unable to move on the market-based approach (in this case, cap-and-trade), leaving only the regulatory approach. Less efficient and less desirable but c'est la vie.
     
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    I would like to see an end to the EPA in many regards actually. Or at the very least end the eco-nazi control of it. It's regulations are essentially writing law from the executive branch, making much of what they do unconstitutional.

    Better still would be to end the federal EPA and break it up into all 50 states where it could legally exist as long as it could not make regulations bypassing the constitutional law making process.
     
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