Bureaucratic overreach

Bureaucratic overreach

Cry Wolf Quotes

I am here today to address the proposition that two provisions of the Energy Policy Act of 2005--that being section 327 concerning hydraulic fracturing, and section 328 regarding stormwater--have resulted in harm to drinking water resources in the United States. The evidence would strongly suggest otherwise. These two provisions simply removed unnecessary administrative burdens on the production of oil and natural gas in the United States.

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David E. Bolin, deputy director of the State Oil and Gas Board of Alabama, Testimony, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, U.S. House of Representatives.

Government regulatory activities frequently result in much overlapping and duplication of effort, contradictory requirements, and an increasing drag on productive economic activities.

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Chamber of Commerce Statement on Federal Regulatory Reform
02/26/1976 | Full Details | Law(s): General: Regulation

The proposed rule prescribes stricter requirements than the approach on which it is based (API Recommended Practice 75, Development of a Safety and Environmental Management Program for Offshore Operations and Facilities, or SEMP), and may generate significant difficulties for operators and contractors to abide by the rule.

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ExxonMobil Production’s public comment letter to the Mineral Management Service and the Department of the Interior. The New York Times.

Unlimited power entrusted to bureaucrats warps their judgment on the opinions they might have as normal citizens.

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William L. Daley of the National Editorial Association warned.