Over the top: ‘Progressive’ prof claims EPA shutdown could have ‘grave, tragic, and perhaps even irreversible’ results

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Joel Mintz writes in the Hill:

The longer the federal shutdown continues the more serious the risks and consequences will be for the health and environment of an enormous number of Americans. We can only hope that the politicians whose zealous, irresponsible posturing has led to the current impasse will soon come to their senses and reopen EPA, along with the rest of the federal government, before the results of their reckless actions become grave, tragic, and perhaps even irreversible.

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8 thoughts on “Over the top: ‘Progressive’ prof claims EPA shutdown could have ‘grave, tragic, and perhaps even irreversible’ results”

  1. Hopefully, the only ‘grave, tragic, and perhaps even irreversible’ results will be the EPA itself.

  2. Actually, the PERMANENT closure of the EPA would be a major boon to the economy. Environmental regulation would simply revert to the states, who do the bulk of the inspection and remedial functions to begin with.
    Approving this bureaucracy was the better reason to have impeached Nixon.

  3. And unions. There is nothing that kills fun at work faster than unions’ grievances. I worked in places where I wasn’t allowed to so much as hang a shelf without paying a union worker to do it. Eventually, I was ordered to remove all my personal tools from the lab because union spies pointed at them as evidence of contract violation. What lab is it without tools, I ask? Making me wear goggles and closed-toe boots, with everything I can hurt myself with removed from we — for what glorious purpose?

    I’d love to see OSHA and unions die in my lifetime.

  4. I was a manager in a union shop for 6 years.

    BUT, my grandfather was one of the founders of the UMW.

    I don’t really have a problem with unions; I have a problem with the NLRB. So can NLRB, along with the rest of the Alphabet Agencies.

  5. I can imagine places where unions are not a problem. They just happen to be a problem in places that are important to me, like science labs, simply because their goals are not compatible with ours. Our goals have nothing to do with improving people’s living conditions or benefits, and unlike in industry, there is no practical trade-off between our losses and their well-being. Union rules being forced on us by governments are an unmitigated loss.

  6. “Union rules being forced on us by governments are an unmitigated loss.”

    That’s my point. Remove government backing from the unions. To wit, can the NLRB.

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