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Another EPA Power Grab in the Offing (Kids Safe Chemicals Act)
Big Government ^ | 2/3/10 | staff

Posted on 02/03/2010 10:19:24 AM PST by pissant

Sources in Washington say Sen. Frank Lautenberg is drafting a new version of his Kids Safe Chemicals Act, which stalled out in 2008 after environmentalists complained the bill was toothless and didn’t grant the EPA enough power to regulate chemicals used to make products. Lautenberg’s new version of the bill is likely to increase the EPA’s authority to limit – or even ban – the use of common chemicals.

As the EPA’s carbon “endangerment finding” in December has demonstrated, it might not be such a good idea to vest virtually unlimited power in a single government agency, especially one that has become as politicized as the EPA.

And like the global warming hysteria the “endangerment finding” was supposed to address, the argument in favor of this aggressive power grab is thin, based on emotional, not scientific appeals, and fairly obviously designed to encroach on the free market. One organization advocating for the EPA power grab, “Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families,” is actually sponsoring a virtual Million Baby Crawl on Washington. Expect the stunts to get more ridiculous after Lautenberg’s bill drops.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: agenda; bho44; bhoepa; chemicals; epa; larrysinclairslover; obama
More BS masquerading as science.
1 posted on 02/03/2010 10:19:27 AM PST by pissant
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To: pissant

I would love to see the reaction if the EPA banned “the pill”. Lots of scientific research claiming excess hormones entering the environment is affecting animal life.

2 posted on 02/03/2010 10:22:35 AM PST by C19fan
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Reaction would rapidly be, Ban the EPA!

3 posted on 02/03/2010 10:24:54 AM PST by dusttoyou (libs are all wee wee'd up and no place to go)
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To: pissant

One of the comments there:

“libertyshrugged - February 2nd, 2010 at 8:45 pm
“Frank Lautenberg did more damage to our innovation in software than any single person by creating section 1706 of tax reform in 1986. He essentially scared all our clients away by in effect banning single professional contractors through the tax law. Yet Lawyers and Accountants have no such restriction. Who benefitted from it? Frank Lautenberg, founder of ADP, who is the largest payroll processor. Unintended consequence: the offshore software industry globally that are now killing jobs.”

That’s disgusting liberty. It seems we suceed as a country despite our government.”

4 posted on 02/03/2010 10:38:57 AM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: pissant

Just take a look at the California Air Resources Board.
Under AB32, Globull Warming bill, They pretty much
have the power to regulate everything here.

The only thing they lack, at this time, is full law enforcement authority.
They can, technically, confiscate private property by shutting down
or red tagging non compliant equipment.

5 posted on 02/03/2010 10:55:18 AM PST by twistedwrench
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