The EPA is responsible for enforcing NIMBY policies on offshore oil drilling, necessitating drilling in 5000-foot-deep water, when it is environmentally much safer to drill in shallow water. This is a political organization seeking to increase its power, not an environmental one. If its interests were purely environmental, it would try to work hand-in-hand with local governments and stay out of the limelight.
For example, look at how your local health and sanitation department deals with restaurants with bad practices. When an inspector goes to a restaurant and talks to the manager, he tries to work with the manager to implement proper sanitation procedures. Imagine how the EPA might handle it.
Last edited by Space Racer; 01-04-2011 at 04:38 PM.
CRUD = Contamination Resulting in Undesirable Deposits.
CRAPP = Contamination Resulting in Additional Partial Pressure.