The Environmental Protection Agency should not be abolished. Many lawmakers disagree with current Republican attempts to eliminate the federal agency. As Joseph Baucum writes in USA Today, the EPA's federal regulations and oversight prevent devastating harm to human health and the environment. Without the EPA to oversee enforcement of federally mandated environmental protection laws, states would be responsible, and most of them lack the resources to do so properly. Therefore, says Baucum, citizens' health will suffer.
The Environmental Protection Agency should be abolished. The agency wastes most of its time and resources addressing small environmental impact issues that don't help the larger environment but, instead, drive up compliance costs for the agency and individual citizens, writes Representative Matt Gaetz in The Daily Caller. Instead of protecting vulnerable citizens from environmental hazards, the EPA is busy dealing with bloated bureacracy and a severe misuse of funds. The agency can't be reformed and should therefore be eliminated.