I am a small government conservative and would like to see a lot of departments closed or gutted.
Having said that, I believe the EPA is an agency that is justified in it's existence, although not in it's current form.
There should be an agency that has the power over the states regarding the quality of the air and water that all of us share. One state should not have the power to allow some sort of pollution to escape their borders without another state being allowed a powerful method for redress of grievances.
I think it should be restructured in such a way that individual states have more input into what it is able to actually regulate, rather than the latest cause du jour of Congress or the executive branch.
I'm very interested in others opinions.
I used to laugh at the notion that politicians would find a way to tax the air we breathe. Well, they've done it. They have found a way to tax ANYthing and EVERYthing.