Wednesday, December 10, 2014

It's Time to Abolish the USEPA!

A Wake-Up Call For U.S. Farmers: The EPA Is Trying To PutYou Out of Business, ByDr. Henry I. Miller 12/03/2014
The Environmental Protection Agency is arguably the worst regulatory agency in the history of the world. But perhaps I understate.  EPA has long been highly politicized, disdainful of science, relentlessly incompetent and corrupt. The agency is a miasma populated by the most radical, disaffected and anti-industry discards from other agencies, who collude secretly (C) and sometimes illegally with environmental extremists. An analysis by the Competitive Enterprise Institute has estimated that the annual cost of compliance with EPA regulations is more than a third of a trillion dollars......

“Sue and Settle “ practices, sometimes referred to as “friendly lawsuits”, are cozy deals through which far-left radical environmental groups file lawsuits against federal agencies wherein court-ordered “consent decrees” are issued based upon a prearranged settlement agreement they collaboratively craft together in advance behind closed doors. Then, rather than allowing the entire process to play out, the agency being sued settles the lawsuit by agreeing to move forward with the requested action they and the litigants both want.

EPA's New Overseer Of'Scientific Integrity': The Blind Leading The Blind, By Dr. Henry Miller 12/04/2013
If you needed to hire a person to head the financial integrity division of the Securities and Exchange Commission, how about someone who had held that position in Bernie Madoff’s investment firm? In effect, that’s what EPA has done by choosing Francesca Grifo as its “scientific integrity official.”.... EPA’s science is shoddy, and its scientists and administrators routinely manipulate it to fit their radical policy agendas. Moreover, transparency is less important in government regulation than the content of decisions. Putting it another way, transparency is desirable, but arriving at the right decisions about public health and environmental protection is what is paramount.   The EPA has long been intellectually, scientifically and ethically bankrupt. Francesca Grifo will fit right in.....

Replacing the Environmental Protection Agency, By Dr. Jay Lehr
Of all the regulatory deadweight on the economy, the Environmental Protection Agency is almost certainly the heaviest of the federal government’s intrusions. If voters should hand control of the White House and Congress to the GOP in 2016, structural reform ought to be the heart of the program to rescue America from the disasters Obama and the Democrats have wrought. Part of that structural reform should be replacement of the EPA with a more effective and economical institutional arrangement.  The Heartland Institute has put forth a plan to do exactly that.  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is a rogue agency that has long outlived its effectiveness and should be dismantled and replaced.  Here is Dr. Jay Lehr’s five year phase out plan.  Dr. Lehr was one of the founders of the USEPA and now says it hasn’t done anything worthwhile since 1980.  It’s time to get rid of it.


  1. Too bad the news media has been so incompetent in doing their jobs such that much of the horrible mess with the EPA could have been avoided ... but then that's another story all it's own!

  2. Rich--

    It's really as simple as this: By 1985, the principal mission of the EPA was accomplished. Since then, they have been searching for "causes."

    BTW, the EPA is the only agency in US history to have been FOUNDED on a disaster and a lie---the banning of DDT.