What is the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)?
The Environmental Protection Agency is a US Federal government agency established in 1970 to simply protect the environment. It was designed to protect our air, water, and earth from contaminants that companies and people were putting into these areas.
A very noble cause. We all want to breath and drink clean water and air.
For the most part they have done a great job of this. However, like most government agencies, they have become a tool to carry out various government agendas. Just like how the IRS became the “muscle” for the Democrats and Obama to oppress the Tea Party (the IRS Targeting Scandal), so too has the EPA become the “muscle” for the Democrats and liberals for various agendas.
The EPA is used to create and enforce regulations that would otherwise not be allowed by the American people. Congress nor the people would allow certain activities to happen. So, loosely written laws are enacted that gives the EPA broad powers making things “legal”.
Because of their strict guidelines and huge fines, many companies have to go out of business because they cannot afford to implement the EPA’s necessary corrective actions. The EPA will say that “the company decided” to go out of business rather than implement their corrective items. This has a HUGE effect on jobs, the economy, gas prices, and other price increases that directly affect your wallet. See EPA’s Impact On Job Losses.
The EPA is being used to push gun control. What? Yes! This year the EPA forced a plant in Missouri to shut down that produced the lead in bullets. It was the last remaining plant in the US. Now all lead comes from Russia, China, and other countries who don’t like us. These countries can stop shipping to us at anytime or the US can limit or stop the import of these items at anytime. (see story)
Also the EPA is being used to shut down shooting ranges, both indoor and outdoor ranges. They created environmental regulations regarding lead poisoning that forces these ranges to close because the can’t afford to meet the regulations.
Lead poisoning is very serious and does need requirements and monitoring but not to the level the EPA requires. Just like the plant in Missouri that had very safe processes in place, so can ranges.
The EPA (and the Democrats) are strangling the gun market by not attacking with a frontal assault but by circling around behind the “enemy” lines and cutting off the supply which will eventually drive up prices making unaffordable for most people.
Oil and Gas:
This is one of the EPA’s primary targets. They hate the O&G market. This includes other “fossil fuels” like coal. They have a mission to shut down every coal plant in the US that makes electricity.
Obama has an agenda, as seen in this video, to kill all coal plants. The EPA has to approve EVERY new oil drilling site which can take years and in some cases over 5 years! Over 85% of our energy (gas for cars, electricity for homes) comes from fossil fuels most of which we have to buy from other countries. But the US is sitting on the most coal and oil than any other place on earth!
In other EPA news, they are attempting to stop people from burning wood fireplaces even though the emissions from these sources is very minimal and often the only source of heat for some families. (see story).
They also attempt to go after and shut down businesses that do not meet their agenda. Like the recent “lost” emails at the IRS, the EPA also “lost” emails related to a Congressional investigation over a mine in Alaska. (see story)
There is an agenda and its not affecting your air or water, its effective your wallets and your jobs.