A lawsuit filed against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by seven states is seeking to force the federal agency to impose stringent new regulations on residential wood-burning heaters, which they claim “can increase particle pollution to levels that cause significant health concerns.”
Why sue EPA to make it do something stupid when it will eventually do so in its own? Well, maybe . . .
There’s no real dispute here,” he pointed out, adding that the lawsuit is “more akin to professional wrestling than an actual case. It’s another expansion of the leviathan.”
“EPA has been playing this game for years,” Dunn, who is also a lawyer, continued. “Environmental groups get together to file a lawsuit against the EPA with the goal of creating a new regulation. EPA wants them to file the lawsuit because it wants to put the new regulation in effect, but it doesn’t have the statutory authority to do so. It’s like Brer Rabbit saying, ‘Please don’t throw me in the briar patch!”
The EPA has already effectively banned about 80 percent of wood-burning stoves, by the way. Bet you're not surprised.