Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Election Politics? Or Common Sense?

This is a good thing.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is postponing indefinitely new pollution regulations for industrial boilers. The rules, which would require many manufacturing facilities in Wisconsin to install new pollution controls, were strongly opposed by business groups here, who claimed they might be forced shut down 11 paper mills. Environmentalist, however, say thousands could die from the current pollution levels.

The proposals were draconian, not just onerous, and would have been a disaster for the Upper Midwest. Even Herb Kohl was not amused by EPA's scheme.

One smells a political campaign's fear-sweat here.

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