Zaiac:”On Earth Day, Remember Who Pollutes the Most”

Wednesday marks the anniversary of Earth Day, the international holiday meant to celebrate the natural environment, and the preservation thereof. Many have taken to using this day to call for ever-more top-down environmental management, but they should do so with caution.+

The US federal government has a long and often tragic history when it comes to environmental stewardship. Of all days, Earth Day is one where all US citizens should stop to assess the horrific environmental damage that has happened as a direct result of federal action

As I’ve noted in this space before, the US federal government is one of the largest, if not the largest, polluter on the planet. This pollution comes both directly, with government agencies directly harming environmental quality, and indirectly, with pollution-inducing policy.+

How can a government that expects businesses and the public to comply with a tangled web of environmental protection laws do so much harm itself?

Full Commentary @ Panampost http://panampost.com/nicholas-zaiac/2015/04/21/on-earth-day-remember-who-pollutes-the-most/