The US Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) is out of control. Not content with their Endangerment Finding regulations against the plant food, Carbon Dioxide (CO2), now they’re going after ozone – again.
One particularly pernicious practice that the EPA uses in showing that it is being forced to act, is called Sue and Settle. First, representatives
from one of the many activist green organizations meets with EPA staffers to decide what a new regulation should look like. They work out a deal, irrespective of what the enabling law authorizes.
The EPA drags its feet on implementation of some related regulation, and the green organization sues to require implementation. The EPA then “gives in” and settles with the plaintiff, and the terms, which may exceed what Congress authorized, are sanctioned by a court.
That’s not the only trick the EPA uses in its march to expand its empire, even though their activities may shut down or greatly hamstring whole industries, cause loss of hundreds of billions of GDP, and even promote LESS health and welfare for all Americans.