Skip to comments.CA: Bill Lockyer sues the EPA over the Clean Air Act
Posted on 02/27/2003 8:40:01 PM PST by NormsRevengeEdited on 04/13/2004 3:30:31 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
In the latest volley in the escalating battle between California and the Bush Administration on environmental issues, Attorney General Bill Lockyer sued the EPA Thursday, claiming recent changes to the Clean Air Act would dramatically increase smog in the state.
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Really? You mean like in a "Public/Private Partnership?"
Would you go into a marriage where your "partner" had veto power over everything you proposed? Would you consider government your friend? Is capitalism a government program, including the guarantee of profits for the business entity?
Wouldn't it be better to simply limit the scope of the role of government and allow for more freedom of enterprise? Isn't government's "prime directive" to only help citizens do collectively only those things they can't do individually or through free market activities?
Wouldn't this reduce the smarmy tendency of politicos to try to make themselves "heros and heroines" with grants and programs that actually compete with the private sector?
So what's the bleepin problem? It's just more dimbulb, dead-end Demonicrats!!!
Note that the phrase "new source review" - the essence of this issue - doesn't appear anywhere in the article.
Until recently, if a plant wanted to repair or upgrade some small piece of equipment, they were prevented by the EPA requirement that the whole plant be upgraded to the "best available technology" when they made the minor change. So they just kept the old equipment; Under the new rules they can go ahead and upgrade small things without having to rebuild the entire plant.
This article is really just an attempt by the press to assist their democRAT friends in trying to look good to the wacko socialist voters in California.
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