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Rage and Ruin in the Reign of the EPA

birdfighter Wrote: Sep 16, 2012 1:44 PM
What I'd like to know is the amount of fees and fines imposed by the EPA in ratio to its budget. The Fed govt, you know, besides taxes, collects billions in fees, fines and confiscations. Fed agencies are very proud when their fees and fines "pay" a large portion of their budgets. So, you see, Fed agencies can indeed be "profitable."
Reginald10 Wrote: Sep 17, 2012 2:53 PM
Isn't that money supposed to go into the General Fund, not the Agency's pocket?

The riots, rage, and ruin that have spread throughout the Middle East over the past few days emphasize the urgency of opening up and bringing online America’s vast resources—yet, as Congressman Pete Olson (R-TX) states: “The EPA is the biggest obstacle to energy independence.”

Olson’s comment specifically addressed the Hydraulic Fracturing Study requested by Congress as a part of the FY 2010 appropriations bill, which states:

“The conferees urge the Agency to carry out a study on the relationship between hydraulic fracturing and drinking water, using a credible approach that relies on the best available science, as well as independent sources...

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