Ex-Haling a Crime? Regulating under Clean Air Act!
Did you know that the EPA is considering naming Carbon Dioxide as a pollutant to be regulated under the Clean Air Act??!! They have issued an "Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking" as the first step in the development of their regulations.
This is utterly ridiculous.
even a medium-sized office building or restaurant would now be treated like a major industrial polluter by EPA. More than a million new buildings would become “facilities”, forcing the owners of those buildings into an incredibly complicated maze of regulations.
Currently, the regulatory state costs the American economy more a trillion dollars annually. For small business owners (with fewer than 20 employees), this translates into more than $7700 per employee, per year. Americans spent 8 billion hours doing paperwork last year, at a cost of more than $400 billion. This regulatory regime would, by EPA’s own estimates, add millions more hours of paperwork, and impose regulatory costs in the hundreds of billions of dollars. Moreover, there is no guarantee that any of the regulations that would be created would to anything to curb the emissions of CO2 and other so-called “greenhouse” gases, or that after spending all this money we would be doing anything to impact the environment.