Shub Niggurath wrote:
Again, slightly OT, but...
I just noticed yesterday (headsmack), that the EPA in the US refers to, and tries to deal with Dr North, at length in their reporthttp://epa.gov/climatechange/endangerme ... olume2.pdf
. Go to page 26 onwards.
They wrestle with it, for 4-5 pages.
There are a LOT of campaigners for Congress during this mid-term election that have, as one of the planks of their platform, de-fanging out-of-control government agencies like the EPA. Many of them are saying, outright, that the EPA needs to be rolled back to its original mandate of cleaning up major pollution hazards and get the hell OUT of the "saving the planet" business.
Had they been populated by people focused upon cleanup instead of environmentalist clap trap-- "... we need to do a study on this to see what kind of impact [this action or that action] might have..." that caused typical bureaucratic "analysis paralysis" during the early days of the BP spill, the marshes of Louisiana might never have been inundated with oil.