Re: Comatose EPA Officials
TerryB, excellent points. The argument against government regulation is regressive and refuses to acknowledge the lessons of the past. The Progressive Movement that got into poiwer in the early 20th century was in large part driven against the excesses of business in the late 19th century --- tainted food, child labor, unsafe workplaces, etc. --- and that's led to subsequent attempts to make businesses understand their roles in their communities. They are stewards of the community, and there are costs to that. Why must they be made to realize this? Because it's "economics" that businesses will always cheat, even when there aren't rules. You can argue, the fewer rules they have, the more they'll cheat. If you want businesses that can pollute freely, move to a big Chinese city and see how well your lungs are doing in a few months.