Most people know that the government often creates or aggravates problems. One of the best examples of the government creating problems is in regards to environmental laws. When the United States government makes new laws regarding the environment, they typically make laws that end up exacerbating the problem. Most people agree that people need to do their part protecting the environment. At the same time, most citizens realize that the government is not protecting the environment and is, instead, hurting business owners large and small.
In an effort to protect the environment, the United States government created the environmental protection agency. Created with good intentions, the EPA is now bloated and too powerful. Unfortunately, over time, the agency has done more harm than good.
When a factory produces goods, the factory is going to, inevitably, produce carbon dioxide emissions. Of course, when burning fossil fuels, a person is producing carbon dioxide, which in excess numbers, are harmful to the environment. One way in which the government is trying to protect the environment is by forcing businesses to lower their carbon dioxide emissions.
People working for the EPA do not think about unintended consequences of their actions. When scientists and bureaucrats at the EPA receive new data about global warming or other problems, they genuinely want to fix the problem. Hastily, the people running the agency decided that the United States needs to cut CO2 output. Since it is difficult to run a business without producing CO2, the EPA is hurting small and large business owners with new stringent regulations.
We recently spoke to the owner of grease trap cleaning fort lauderdale. The company uses large vacuum trucks to pump and clean grease trap in and around ft. lauderdale, florida. The company refuses to buy any trucks that were built after 2007, because these trucks are prone to technical problems. The mechanic for grease trap cleaning ft lauderdale explained to us that trucks built after 2007 have to comply with EPA pollution standards. The standards force the trucks to become over complicated, which leads to high maintenance costs for the owners. Now if humans add less than 1% of co2 to the earths atmosphere don’t you think it is a little crazy to have such stringent laws on co2 output. Is it possible that the people who make these laws don’t care about anything, but getting re-elected and pushing on the cute warm and fuzzy green movement.
The agency is hurting workers in a number of ways. When coal companies apply for permits, the EPA often declines the permits outright or delays the process so long that the coal company will simply give up. Fines are a significant part of the agenda of the EPA. When the agency finds a factory to be in violation of the clean air act, the EPA will give the factory a large fine. Since a fine is expensive, many corporations have to lay off workers to make up the difference.
The United States economy suffers drastically with overzealous EPA regulations. Rather than fine companies and hurt jobs, the government should work with small and large business owners. New inventions, including inventions that will help the environment will only come about when the government and the EPA stop the overzealous regulation of businesses.