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CA: Bill Lockyer sues the EPA over the Clean Air Act
SJ Mercury News ^
| Marilee Enge
Posted on 02/27/2003 8:40:01 PM PST by NormsRevenge
Edited on 04/13/2004 3:30:31 AM PDT by Jim Robinson.
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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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; clean; cleanairact; epa; lockyer; sues
To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; Grampa Dave; farmfriend; madfly; Carry_Okie
posted on 02/27/2003 8:42:31 PM PST
The problem is gridlock caused by California's adversarial relationship with industry. They believe industry is evil and thwart it at every opportunity. Business and government should be partners.
posted on 02/27/2003 8:48:20 PM PST
The commitment to suicide continues. These nutcakes regulate burning at optimal times, but accrue fuel loads that will produce THOUSANDS OF TONS of particulate.
Then there's MTBE.
When will conservatives ever learn how to handle these issues in the political arena?
posted on 02/27/2003 9:02:14 PM PST
(The environment is too complex and too important to be managed by politics.)
To: umgud; NormsRevenge; Carry_Okie; Ernest_at_the_Beach; dalereed; steelie; Grampa Dave
"Business and government should be partners."
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?
posted on 02/27/2003 9:17:18 PM PST
(Like, hey man, SHIFT_HAPPENS!!!)
To: NormsRevenge; Dog Gone; snopercod; farmfriend; ScottinSacto
"...have led California to report its cleanest air in 30 years, air officials said."
So what's the bleepin problem? It's just more dimbulb, dead-end Demonicrats!!!
posted on 02/27/2003 9:24:15 PM PST
(Like, hey man, SHIFT_HAPPENS!!!)
and... Where did the peoples republic of CA get money to pursue such frivolous matters, what with its $30 billion deficit.
As usual, the media have it backwards. What the EPA has done will make air cleaner, not dirtier, but you wouldn't be able to tell that from the article.
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.
posted on 02/28/2003 5:00:07 AM PST
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