There is no question that government environmental regulations passed during the 1960’s and 1970’s were essential and very helpful.
- Our groundwater was being wrecked by dumping of toxic chemicals.
- The air was filthy
- The Cuyahoga River used to catch on fire
- Lake Erie was nearly dead
I worked to get these regulations passed. Industry would not have cleaned up unless they were forced to.
Since they completed this important work 30 years ago – the bureaucracies have expanded into political activist organizations, and are regulating non-pollutants. They have become a huge problem for the country, and need to be defunded.