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Should the EPA be eliminated?

Should the EPA be eliminated?

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sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 7:45 PM on Jan. 25, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Yup... The current EPA has too much 'influence' and ties to special interest that directly impacts our nation's economy... States should be allowed to set up agencies that protect business that are key to INDIVIDUAL states, spark innovation while developing upon energy efficieny...
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 7:50 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • If it has a BIG impact on our national economy,. why should the states take it over?

    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 7:54 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • Because, sweet, individual states have different interests and professions and even economies. For example, the agricultural industry in North Carolina is nothing like the industry in California. My state should be able to set its own regulations regarding the businesses that are here.

    The EPA is extremely powerful and only represents the interests of a few and not the whole country.
    Journey311

    Answer by Journey311 at 8:08 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • why should the states take it over?


     (1) It won't be the same as the legislative tool that is the Federal EPA, so there will be no, "taking it over" (2) Because states will set up agencies with a focus on best interest in regards to their respective resources and state needs... Taking away the Federal legislative tool that is the EPA, states will not be mandated to fit into a one size must fit all Federal Box...

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:12 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • Looks like grly and journey said it all. Not much more to add.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 8:14 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • Thanks Carpy.... I wonder if this will be another one of those NON debatable OP-ditched questions....
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:19 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • Except this grly................I agree!!!
    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 8:26 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • Why do you think hey really want the EPA abolished? Money and greed. The republicans love to cut, burn and pollute. The less they are regulated, the more money they make and the more they destroy the land. You can't leave it up to the states, because the states would worry about making money for their state, and money talks. You can't count on all 50 states to do the right thing. One corrupt state will pollute all the surrounding states. Rivers don't recognize state boundaries.

    mommom2000

    Answer by mommom2000 at 8:50 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • Why do you think hey really want the EPA abolished? Money and greed.


    Ahhhhhh, so do you prefer nanny controlled Federal Government mandating ALL states with strict EPA guidelines to ....  Got it...  What happens when the EPA places restrictions on US states, businesses?  Ohhh right, we IMPORT products that we USED to produce domestically.....  Do we import from "greener" foreign countries?  Hell No....  What happens when we stop producing domestically and IMPORTING?  Ohh right, we lose JOBS.....  So, it is my opinion that the EPA costs US jobs...  I challenge you to show me the EPA creating private sector jobs in any state in this great nation.

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:16 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • Why do you think hey really want the EPA abolished? Money and greed. The republicans love to cut, burn and pollute. The less they are regulated, the more money they make and the more they destroy the land. You can't leave it up to the states, because the states would worry about making money for their state, and money talks. You can't count on all 50 states to do the right thing. One corrupt state will pollute all the surrounding states. Rivers don't recognize state boundaries.

    Sometimes I think how could people......well never mind.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 10:55 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

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