16 Aug '11, 4pm

Rick Perry Wants a "Moratorium on All Regulations" : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

The video above shows Perry making his statement to MSNBC. Brad Johnson at Think Progress Green details some more of the fallout of his would-be regulation moratorium: Under such a moratorium, the Food and Drug Administration would stop approving new drugs and preventing human experimentation ; the USDA would stop checking for food safety ; the EPA would stop monitoring for poisons in drinking water ; the Library of Congress would stop loaning materials to blind people; the NTSB would stop investigating airplane accidents ; HHS would end Medicare payments; no more patents, copyrights, or trademarks would be issued; DHS would stop protecting chemical facilities from terrorist attacks; the Treasury would stop printing currency; financial sanctions on hostile nations like North Korea and Iran would end; and the Federal Reserve System would shut down. The list, of course, coul...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/08/rick-perry-morato...

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