WHAT DOES EPA STAND FOR?….Over at Obsidian Wings, Edward Winkleman suggests that the goal of the EPA should be, you know, environmental protection. That is, they should be in favor of making the environment better, not rolling back regulations that are inconvenient to industrial polluters.
Sounds right to me. What’s more, among other policymaking branches of the executive, I think the Defense Department should be in favor of making our military stronger, the State Department should be in favor of improving relations with the rest of the world, and the Treasury Department should be in favor of a strong economy. They won’t always get what they want, but they should at least try.
But that’s the problem: the EPA is hardly even trying these days. Edward promises more on this later.