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.
That's certainly a valid point otherwise you would have states using each other as dumping grounds. The burden of cost of clean up should not fall to the state which is getting dumped on.
The EPA is another government trap to serve both the interests of fascists and communists at the expense of US tax payers.
Green is red (commie not Republican).
There’s a huge difference between genuine environmental concerns and green Nazi BS. The EPA is run by advocates of the latter. First and foremost any environmental agency must be run and staffed by rational people only or it’s authority will be abused in the name of socialist fantasy.
This is a power granted to the Congress by the states. There is no authorization to assign this power.
Imagine you granted a power of attorney to someone. That someone has no right to give that power to another.
Within the unelected true believer enviro-nazis at the EPA is the illegitimate raw power to write law, execute law and judge the guilt or innocence of violators. It is the very definition of tyranny as described by our framers.