Wednesday, November 4, 2009

After eight years of nothing, the EPA is finally doing their job

Posted By on Wed, Nov 4, 2009 at 5:08 PM

Amen, Sister Jackson. Can I get a hell yeah?

Long quiescent under President George W. Bush, the agency is churning out initiatives and regulations at a pace that pleases its friends in the environmental movement and frightens many in the business community.

In the past eight months, the EPA has proposed eight major new regulations for air pollutants that would strengthen the nation's clean air laws almost overnight. In contrast, in the first eight months of the Bush administration, the agency proposed one small regulation that affected a limited number of polluters.

"The Obama EPA is issuing more significant rule-makings at a much quicker rate than the EPA did in eight years of the Bush administration," said Roger Martella, who served as the agency's general counsel under Mr. Bush.

Read this entire Washington Times article here.

Lisa Jackson discusses how, under the Bush administration, EPA staffers spent half their time just trying to find out if they had jurisdiction when inspectors discovered a violation:

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