02 Jun '11, 10pm

Ignorance Of (Environmental) Regulations Is No Excuse, Especially For Elected Officials

Ignorance Of (Environmental) Regulations Is No Excuse, Especially For Elected Officials Mountain top removal project from satellite view, 2009. Image credit:NASA via Mongobay . (from Satellite Photos Reveal How Mountaintop Removal Is Scarring Appalachia .) The Charleston Daily Mail reports that "U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., says President Barack Obama agrees that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency should analyze the potential economic impacts of its decisions before making them final." (Well, duh.) Wait... there's more. "Capito said EPA administrator Lisa Jackson has told her privately and stated publicly that the agency does not take economic factors into account when considering policy decisions. " Hmm. Administrative policy setting by an Agency involves deciding to what extent to enforce existing laws and regulations and how best to follow Congress' st...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/06/ignorance-environ...

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