Green Machine Regulation: Saving the planet or destroy jobs?
When Dwayne Whitney
his trucking business decades ago he had only one truck started. Today he has eighteen and 20 employees. But that will soon change. “The State of California says my trucks, killing people,” says Whitney. “What do you think?” In a few years, new regulations on air quality California Air Resources Board will render Whitney approved the entire fleet illegal. “New CARB rules to bankrupt me,” he said. CARB claims that diesel particulates, a type of pollution emitted from buses and trucks and 2,000 premature deaths each year in California door. But UCLA epidemiologist Dr. James Enstrom says the number should be close to zero. In 2005 Enstrom an extensive study, no association between DPF written and premature death found. He says his study, as well as other evidence that agrees with it, a penchant agency passing ever more stringent regulations regardless of their effect were ignored on California’s economy. Enstrom blew the whistle on CARB for publishing, among other things, otherwise, the lead author of the study, which are used to justify the new regulations falsified his education history (he purchased his PhD from an online diploma mill) was. But do not come to Enstrom UCLA defense. In fact, officials informed him that, after 34 years at the university, he was unemployed. “The machine is powerful environmental legislation in California,” says Adam Kissel of the Foundation for Individual …
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