Friday, December 21, 2007

EPA has federalism all wrong

Stephan Johnson , the director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has it got it all wrong regarding how auto emissions standards have come to be set, the Clean Air Act of 1970 which gave California and other states the authority to set its own clean air standards. He overruled his own technical and legal staff in favor of the automobile industry! Long Live the automakers--who historically did not want to put in seat belts, or build safer cars, not to mention energy efficient vehicles or cleaner ones...
To hell with clean air, to hell with citizens who suffer from respiratory ailments!
He claims that a national standard of CO2 emissions was preferable than a patchwork approach--yet the EPA and/or Congress has NOT set that national standard. Historically, California has lead the way--with other states following, until the federal government has caught up.
This is part of the sympatico of federalism and states rights.

Labels: , , ,

Comments: Post a Comment

<< Home

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?