Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Points for Walker: Emasculate EPA

About time that somebody took on this bunch of wackos.

Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker said Monday he would shift most of the responsibilities of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to state-based regulators, leaving the EPA to serve as an "umbrella organization" that would resolve disputes between them....

After IRS, the EPA is easily the most visible and dangerous agency in Washington.  Walker's idea is good, but it has some problems.

...The EPA, Walker said, should become "an umbrella organization that really is limited to mediating interstate conflicts over, say, where a body of water or a piece of land goes through multiple states."...

That allows EPA far too much wiggle room.  EPA will claim, for example, that wind creates interstate "air pollution" problems, thus EPA should have plenipotentiary power wherever there is wind.

And John Roberts will agree.


Dave P. said...

Do you think the EPA and IRS will go completely rogue if a Republican president is elected?

Dad29 said...

The EPA is already there. Has been for 5 years, anyway.

IRS doesn't really have much further to go.