posted on Jan, 21 2008 @ 12:56 PM
If I'm not mistaken... The EPA is at the service of Congress, having been enacted by Congress. As a PUBLIC agency serving the interests of the
people via their representatives in Congress, they have a duty to ensure that their processes are transparent and should expect to be scrutinized.
There is no activity that the EPA can/should undertake under the auspices of having any privacy. I'm sickened by all of the the little political
feifdoms popping up in this bloated bureacracy.
Since when does as agency of the federal government have the ability to trump states rights and then not have to explain it's decision? States do
not possess the right to supercede federal law - like the drinking age. But in the case of pollution, the government sets the minimum standard and
states should absolutely possess the right to enact more stringent requirements on the automakers. To me this just reeks of corporate cronyism
cozying up to the feds to ensure that they don't have to invest in developing less-polluting automotive standards.
It's time for people to remind these idiots who they work for - who pays their paychecks - and make them accountable!