-By Jim Lakely
The Heartland Institute on Tuesday held an event on Capitol Hill with Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) in which it presented petitions signed by more than 16,000 Americans demanding Congress rein in the Environmental Protection Agency.
The preamble of Heartland’s petition states, in part:
“EPA has become a rogue agency, spending billions of dollars (approximately $9 billion in 2012) directly and imposing on individuals and businesses hundreds of billions of dollars in compliance costs. …
“The toll EPA is now taking on our country is staggering, putting hundreds of thousands of Americans out of work at a time when millions of people are unemployed and our reliance on foreign sources of energy threatens to compromise the nation’s security. …
The petition asks Congress to repeal EPA’s authority to regulate carbon dioxide in the name of man-caused “global warming” and demand cost-benefit analysis be applied to all environmental regulations. It also insists EPA reform its politicized and unreliable scientific research program and return to sound science and common sense.
“The toll our EPA is taking on the country is staggering, putting hundreds of thousands of Americans out of work at a time when millions of people are unemployed and our reliance on foreign sources of energy threatens to compromise the nation’s security,” said Joseph Bast, president of The Heartland Institute. “Now more than 16,000 Americans have signed a petition demanding Congress rein in this rogue agency. It’s time for our representatives in Washington heed the message.”….
Read the rest at The Heartland Institute.