March 28, 2013

THE EPA’S ‘MAKE SURE NOTHING GETS DONE UNLESS WE LIKE IT’ MANDATE:

As described, this is a vast expansion of the law which first gave rise to “environmental impact statements” decades ago. These already odious monuments to overwhelming paperwork and institutionalized busywork will apparently morph into far more burdensome “environmental and climate change impact statements.”

Carrying through with the logic, virtually any attempt at economic expansion or improvement could be affected, not just “major projects.” Such statements could, and I believe eventually would, be required for any government or private-sector construction project, and perhaps even for an ordinary business decision which has the subjectively determined potential to increase carbon emissions, meaning almost any project or business action, large or small.

But then, wide swatches of “Progressivism” have been against progress, and standing athwart history yelling “stop” for quite some time.

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