The border patrol has decided that the a whole bunch of laws (that the rest of us have to comply with) make their life too difficult.
The laws that they'd like to ignore are the Endangered Species Act, the Clean Air Act, the Safe Drinking Water Act, the
Solid Waste Disposal Act and 32 other federal laws, including various wetland regulations.
They'd like to be able to ignore all of those laws within 100 miles of the border.
If the goverment can't even respect its own set of laws, why is it a reasonable expecation that the rest of us do so?
My favorite comment on this post:
"The same government that put those environmental laws in place now finds them
too inconvenient to allow them to do what they think is necessary.
course everyone else already knew the environmental regulations were too
burdensome, but they were stuck following them, wasting piles of money going
through review after environmental review before being able to do even small
The government doesn't want to follow its own rules. They just
make an exception for one agency to ignore some other agency, and they go about
their business without a care in the world.
I say that if these
environmental regulations aren't necessary for the Border Patrol, they should be
scrapped. If they are necessary, then the Border Patrol must follow them. More
realisitcally, recognize the pain points of existing environmetnal law and amend
it, not just for the Border Patrol, for everyone. But none of this insider
October 25, 2011 at 11:20 PM
Sandy C. "
You'll find the story that inspired this post here.
21 hours ago