"Grinch-like" Environmental Rules Steal Family Christmas

by Bob Adams

An opinion/editorial piece published December 1995 by the Environmental Policy Task Force of The National Center for Public Policy Research, 501 Capitol Court, N.E., Washington, D.C 20002, 202/543-4110, fax (202) 543-5975, E-mail [email protected]

Perhaps it's no coincidence that the "Grinch Who Stole Christmas" was green. While most folks are well acquainted with the Dr. Seuss character, there's another kind of Grinch who will steal Christmas from Americans this year -- unelected environmental bureaucrats. Some of the victims of the government's "green agenda" would even make the mean-spirited Grinch blush in shame. Consider the plight of these families:

"The Grinch Who Stole Christmas," of course, had a happy ending: The Grinch learned that Christmas was about more than "packages, ribbons, boxes, and bags" -- it was about Christmas itself and about families. The Grinch's cold heart then melted and he returned everything that he had taken from the people of Whoville. Perhaps there is still time for a happy ending for American families suffering under excessive government regulation. Then again, maybe the Grinch's heart is more easily thawed than Congress'.

by Bob Adams, Project Director for Environmental and Regulatory Affairs at The National Center for Public Policy Research.

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