TITLE

The Excesses of the Professional Environmentalists

AUTHOR(S)
de Toledano, Ralph
PUB. DATE
August 1975
SOURCE
National Review;8/15/1975, Vol. 27 Issue 31, p877
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents a criticism of the environmental policy of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It is noteworthy that at a time of energy shortages and inflation, EPA policies inhibit the construction of new power plants and increase costs drastically. Though the agency has set safe levels of air pollution, it has been forced, by a court decision, to negate its own standards by promulgating a doctrine of degradation of the environment. This means that if a community has a level of pollution well below EPA limits and can demonstrate that a needed new plant will not push that level above the mandated norm, it can still be ordered to cease because such construction will degrade the environment.
ACCESSION #
6046566

 

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