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To: rurgan
Yes, there are a lot of environmental laws and yes, those do need to be addressed. But I disagree if you think the EPA isn't a problem unto itself. All these bureaucrats have to justify their existence and fill their days so they sit there promulgating regulations that have the force of law, and which were not passed by Congress.

Take CO2 for example. Public sentiment was such that Congress wouldn't declare it a pollutant, but the agency still did, and thinks that we're still obligated to abide by their regulations despite the fact that Congress chose not to act.

So there is value in reining in the enforcement agencies, even though part of the problem originates elsewhere. I see the argument for a non-political body to make some determinations in a technical field to avoid politicizing what is actually provable fact, but the way it's implemented it's like double jeopardy to our rights. If EITHER the political or administrative people want to shave away some of our rights, they get to just shave away. That's not right. Maybe the agency can make scientific findings and then submit them to Congress to be included in laws, then to be enforced by an executive agency but with no adding other things to regulate on their own say-so, but whatever, this way has to go.

28 posted on 12/31/2010 10:50:41 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Still Thinking; All
EPA alone is destroying America. Of course it's a huge problem. But it is the environmental laws that democrat Congresses passed in over 100 years that give the EPA any authority at all and that justify any existence of the EPA.

EPA is the symptom. The laws are the disease.

You get rid of the EPA then something else or some other agencies or agency will take its place because those laws have to be enforced by the executive branch, the President.

29 posted on 12/31/2010 11:59:59 AM PST by rurgan (Make all laws have an expiration date of 3 years. too many laws is the problem)
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