Government Programs Hurt the Environment
by Sterling Burnett NCPA November 14, 2013
The NCPA has written numerous times about various government agencies and programs that are supposed to protect or promote environmental quality but which result in environmental harm. For instance:
Now, on a single day, I have been given the gift of multiple news reports each detailing new ways the government is hurting the environment while purporting to save it.
On how government ethanol subsidies and mandates are destroying the prairies.
On how government subsidized and required solar power is competing with wind power to slay birds – combine the two and we really could have the Silent Spring Rachael Carson wrote about, just not from chemicals as she opined.
But Washington is not the sole source of environmental decline, other researchers and government officials think it’s a good idea to kill animals to study (the world’s oldest animal was killed to determine its age) or to save them (slaughtering thousands of chickens in order to save some few of them from the possibility of dying in the chicken fight ring).
Folks, I could make this stuff up, but I don’t have too. And this is the same government we’re supposed to trust when it says there are no death panels in the health care law?