The EPA is not government bloat, despite what you hear from uninformed conservatives. They may try to convince you that regulations drain the economy of jobs. That is not true. They protect you from people who would take shortcuts that may impact you in ways you never imagined.
Arkema, the company that owns a Texas chemical plant that spewed “noxious” smoke Thursday, successfully lobbied to delay the enactment of plant safety rules — regulations that would’ve gone into effect five months ago.