Government Environmental Regulations

There is no question that government environmental regulations passed during the 1960’s and 1970’s were essential and very helpful.

  • Our groundwater was being wrecked by dumping of toxic chemicals.
  • The air was filthy
  • The Cuyahoga  River used to catch on fire
  • Lake Erie was nearly dead

I worked to get these regulations passed. Industry would not have cleaned up unless they were forced to.

Since they completed this important work 30 years ago – the bureaucracies have expanded into political activist organizations, and are regulating non-pollutants. They have become a huge problem for the country, and need to be defunded.

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13 Responses to Government Environmental Regulations

  1. tom0mason says:

    EPA doing more because we know better than you!

  2. _Jim says:

    One might say these federal agencies are now running around like headless chickens; a question I used to pose to our management when working an issue: Are we running around like a headless chicken on this?

    Then there was Mike, the original headless chicken:

    And of course, immortalized on Youtube:

    • There Is No Substitute for Victory. says:

      Yea, ‘aint’ it a shame? After two long years of going without a head and most of his brain, a ‘Bear’ chested, four legged varmint snuck up and broke into Mike’s coop one night then killed and ate him.

      A perfect example of what the brain addled Left, either on purpose or by accident has in store for itself and is engineering the rest of us.

    • There Is No Substitute for Victory. says:

      Speaking of You Tube:
      This first video is the short version but a fun watch non the less.

      The second video is a longer version of the first, still funny and it helps explain Reggie and his Amazing Plutonium Blow Hard Torch.

      There’s extra credit if you can identify Steve at the first Earth Day event referred to below. Good watching.

  3. gator69 says:

    I was cleaning up rivers in the seventies. America’s first National Scenic Riverway was my favorite.

  4. leftinflagstaff says:

    Like worker’s unions. Too often good ideas are allowed to get bloated into bad ideas.

  5. B says:

    Pollution regulation was turned into an economic and political weapon. It is used by large corporations and those interested in a centrally planned economy. The more restrictive and costly regulation compliance (which isn’t the same as running cleanly) becomes the fewer players that are left in the game. This is good for the big corporations it is good for central planners.

    Don’t dump in the rivers, don’t spew toxins into the air, and contain your waste on your own property are simple standards that could be enforced through simple laws where violation results in restitution and penalties paid to those who were damaged that far exceed doing things right in the first place. But the complex system of who can dump how much where and regulating the emission of chemicals naturally present like CO2 and water only serves to centralize management of society. It’s not feasible to have hundreds or thousands or tens of thousands of businesses in that model. Just a few in every industry, two, maybe a half dozen big corporations. Then it’s manageable. The corporate executives and regulators all know each other, go to the same parties, exchange jobs now and then… It works well… for them.

  6. NikFromNYC says:

    How much porn does it take to get fired at the EPA? Congress wants to know.

  7. kuhnkat says:

    “I worked to get these regulations passed. Industry would not have cleaned up unless they were forced to.”

    Betcha didn’t expect Barry to be an indirect result of your work!!

    Too bad you chose gubmint rather than direct action such as boycotts, legal actions, etc.You played right into their hands.

    Of course people like me are at fault also for not having done anything.

  8. Phil Jones says:

    The EPA has gone on a huge power grab… Now even CO2 is considered a pollutant… Giving Government Bureaucrats and Activists big control over how you conduct your life… And what happens to your money….

    More control, more taxes…

    Meanwhile Pelosi and Reid still get their offices heated by coal… Lol…

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