So the greenies in California (where they belong) have succeeded in requiring 4th of July fireworks displays to obtain an environmental impact study before they can MAYBE get a permit to shoot them off.
In the words of the great Green legal guru who has been litigating this case:
“There are a whole host of impacts that we know occur from fireworks shows, from marine mammals to marine birds to water quality to traffic to noise to the air,” [Marco] Gonzalez said. “We want it studied and we want it mitigated.” [translation: we want to spend more of your money in really stupid ways.]
Gonzalez is the attorney for this green group and he’s ecstatic over this ruling. Poor guy and his clients have been suffering from abuse and teasing over what many (normal thinking Americans and a small number of sane Californians) perceived as a stupid and frivolous lawsuit.
“If you were to sum it up with one word, I would say ‘vindication.’ It’s vindication for the environment … and it’s vindication for my client because of the amount of disparaging comments and general negativity that was thrown our way when we were told that our lawsuit was frivolous,” Gonzalez said.
Earlier this month, his lawsuit had spurred regional pollution regulators to adopt a new permit for fireworks shot over beaches and bays. The mandate, based on the Clean Water Act, was a national first.
When do we say enough? What does it take for Americans to reach their saturation point of government bureaucrats lording over us in such insanely stupid ways?
This is the stuff that discourages and infuriates me. And it’s this kind of stupidity what will cause California to implode on itself — not soon enough.
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It’s one thing after another with this regime. And the public is generally unaware of these things. The latest is a partnership between the Department of Labor and the American Bar Association. A hotline has been created so that unhappy employees with complaints about their bosses can report and retain an attorney for legal action.
Next to the DOJ, Labor has the most attorneys already on payroll than any other department in the federal government but they can’t seem to address all the complaints coming in from disgruntled employees. On a contingency basis, the ABA will provide attorneys to help out. That means that they only get paid at the end of a suit – after it’s gone to court or a settlement is reached.
Yes sir. More lawsuits against small businesses. More government/taxpayer funded employees to monitor the program. And if you’re a lawyer and not a member of the ABA, chances are you won’t be getting referrals.
There’s no information about the same kind of program for businesses who have complaints about their employees, however.
You really have to read this article at Fox Business about this whole thing. This program has far-reaching ramifications and those involved do not appear to be the most ethical people.
It’s one more example of this governments animosity towards business, especially small business, in America.
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