EPA “Sustainability”

The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) is once again seeking even more power over every aspect of our lives.

The title of the article is “EPA Ponders Expanded Regulatory Power In Name of ‘Sustainable Development’”

In a nutshell, the EPA: “wants to change how it analyzes problems and makes decisions, in a way that will give it vastly expanded power to regulate businesses, communities and ecosystems in the name of “sustainable development, …””

What is “sustainable development”??

“The experts take their definition from an Obama Administration executive order of October, 2009, entitled Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy and Economic Performance. It defines sustainability in sweeping fashion as the ability “to create and maintain conditions, under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony, that permit fulfilling the social, economic, and other requirements of present and future generations.””

On the face of it, that doesn’t sound too bad, does it? Except, I can easily envision that definition to mean everyone living like gorillas in the forest. Maybe they will allow us to have campfires. Certainly no cars; no electricity; no power plants that burn anything at all; no nuclear power, no wind power because that kills birds; no agriculture, because that uses fertilizer and bug sprays that allow us to feed 7 billion people.

Naked savages living in huts in the forest. Does it bother you a little that there is no lower limit in technology to their stated goal? They are already crippling power generation in some areas of the nation, notably Texas; it has been announced that rolling black-outs may be necessary in Texas because of the EPA action which will require shutting down many coal-fired power plants.

Their actions speak louder than their words. People that want me to sit in the dark without A/C or heat; people that remorselessly put thousands of people out of work with the stroke of a pen to satisfy their own environmental agendas – unnecessarily – ; these people are not our friends.

The EPA is not helping me and my family, not one damn bit. Not that I can see.

-Popgun

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