March 1992, "Why Socialism Causes Pollution," Freeman Online, Thomas J. DiLorenzo
"Corporations are often accused of despoiling the environment in their quest for profit. Free enterprise is supposedly incompatible with environmental preservation, so that government regulation is required.
Such thinking is the basis for current proposals to expand environmental regulation greatly. So many new controls have been proposed and enacted that the late economic journalist Warren Brookes once forecast that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) could well become "the most powerful government agency on earth, involved in massive levels of economic, social, scientific, and political spending and interference."...via Zero Hedge
"The EPA won't go through the pretense of research and debate on global warming." (said in 1992, 20 years ago)
1992, "Acid Test, The EPA vs Krug," William Anderson, Reason Magazine
"In 1990, U.S. policy makers and environmental activists in the Bush Administration were embarrassed by the conclusions of a 10-year, half billion dollar, government-backed scientific assessment that said acid rain was not a problem. "Not a problem" was the wrong answer. ...Activists forced costly and unnecessary acid rain provisions into the Clean Air Act, and one scientist was taught a hard lesson in environmental politics."...
"Researchers on the National Acid Rain Precipitation Assessment Project (NAPAP) had determined that acid rain was an environmental nuisance, not a catastrophe....The EPA's performance on acid rain--and how it dealt with a respected scientist who told the truth--is not comforting when one considers how important the federal government now is in funding scientific research and how politicized current environmental issues such as global warming and depletion of the earth's ozone layer have become. One NAPAP scientist, who for obvious reasons wishes to remain anonymous, warns that in the future
the EPA will not go through the pretense of research and debate:
"There is no NAPAP for global warming."" (1992)