EPA Wants More Power In The Name Of ‘Sustainable Development’

Posted By The P/Oed Patriot

It appears the EPA isn’t happy with just the power to regulate carbon in the name of fictional Global Warming but are now interested in creating new powers (Sort of), in the name of Sustainable Development.

According to Fox News, the EPA is beginning to get a tad power hungry by wanting to ‘interpret’ new powers in old rules:


“The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants to change how it analyzes problems and makes decisions, in a way that would give it vastly expanded power to regulate businesses, communities and ecosystems in the name of “sustainable development,” the centerpiece of a global United Nations conference slated for Rio de Janeiro next June.

The major focus of the EPA thinking is a weighty study the agency commissioned last year from the National Academies of Science. Published in August, the study, entitled “Sustainability and the U.S. EPA,” cost nearly $700,000 and involved a team of a dozen outside experts and about half as many National Academies staff.

Its aim: how to integrate sustainability “as one of the key drivers within the regulatory responsibilities of EPA.” The panel who wrote the study declares part of its job to be “providing guidance to EPA on how it might implement its existing statutory authority to contribute more fully to a more sustainable-development trajectory for the United States.”

Or, in other words, how to use existing laws to new ends.”

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