Or at least that’s what the likes of the Sierra Club would be calling the guv if he were a Pubbie after finding out that he directed the state DNR to petition the federal EPA to reclassify southeast Wisconsin as in compliance for ozone so that the business climate in this part of the state could improve a bit. Doyle’s request, if approved, will mean that businesses in southeast Wisconsin seeking to build or expand won’t necessarily have to install the most-expensive pollution controls anymore, pushing the entire burden of keeping ozone in check on motorists.
While I do applaud Doyle for realizing that onerous envirowhacko regulations do cause serious economic harm, there’s a couple points I still need to make:
- I thought that onerous envirowhacko regulations didn’t harm business, or at least that’s what the envirowhackos kept on telling me.
- But, but, but I thought that Republicans, which controlled the federal levels of the envirowhacko regulations during the last 3 years, when the average ozone level was held under the federal standards, wanted to destroy the environment (again, that’s what the envirowhackos kept on telling me).
- Note that neither of the programs that affected motorists, the corn-a-hole-laced reformulated gas nor the tailpipe sniffing program, will be lifted. In fact, Craps wants to shove corn-a-hole on the rest of the state.
Of course, with an out-of-control tax and lawsuit environment fostered by Doyle, this will amount to nothing more than rearranging the deck chairs on the R.M.S. Titanic.