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Regulators Gone Wild: How the EPA is Ruining American Industry [Kindle Edition]

Rich Trzupek
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Rich Trzupek has spent over 25 years engaged in combat with the environmental movement on the front lines, helping America’s industrial sector defend itself against the increasingly aggressive tactics that environmental advocacy groups and their allies in the Environmental Protection Agency employ. In Regulators Gone Wild Trzupek lays out the inside story that describes the way the green/big government alliance has combined to stifle American productivity and hamstring American innovation, not by design, but as the inevitable consequence of pursuing a utopian vision of environmental purity that can never, ever be realized.

As a respected scientist and consultant, Rich Trzupek has been employed by some of America’s largest corporations and by some of its smallest, most innovative entrepreneurs. Those experiences have provided him with a unique perspective. While many of his colleagues in the industrial consulting community only consider the short-term profit opportunities that an overly aggressive EPA provides them, Trzupek takes a longer view. If the EPA continues to hamstring America’s ability to create wealth, everyone loses.

When it comes to today’s environmental issues, most of the public’s attention is focused on the issue of “climate change” and initiatives to reduce fossil fuel use and greenhouse gas emissions. As a climate change skeptic, Trzupek argues against these measures, but he sees the rise of this issue as another inevitable step in a progression that spans four decades during which the green movement has continually sought new ways to control industry and the EPA has always happily obliged them. Attempts to restrict America’s use of cheap, plentiful coal and stop oil exploration are just the latest examples of regulators gone wild.

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  • File Size: 357 KB
  • Print Length: 184 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1594035261
  • Publisher: Encounter Books (October 18, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0060LSO4W
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5.0 out of 5 stars Was determined to prove the stories were not accurate October 19, 2011
By Kristen
Format:Hardcover
I have always been a big environmental activist. I heard about this book and had a hard time believing the stories were accurate. Last week I saw a story from the Associated Press that the EPA was considering making a regulation to limit the amount of dust released by farmers and decided to read this book, research the stories in the book, and give a review on here that didnt make the EPA look ridiculous. I guess I was hoping at least that the stories werent true and the agency responsible for protecting the environment was doing so - not hurting people in the process...or, even the environment in the end.

I was surprised that after reading the book and researching the examples that I couldnt find a way to disprove them. Dont get me wrong, I am not trying to say this author is a liar or something, just hoped that people in the EPA were using common sense and was hoping this author was lying. I hope the people that put some of these regulations into place that dont make sense (but seem to make the EPA an awful lot of money) will go to an actual environmental rally and start doing that again. I will still always be a big supporter of the environment, but am not such a big supporter of the EPA anymore.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's In the Title -- Regulators Have Gone Wild October 16, 2011
Format:Hardcover
Richard Trzupek's new book, Regulators Gone Wild, is timely and eye opening. Trzupek writes with an authority that only one who works on environmental regulations (Trzupek's day job) can. While one can glean from both the publisher and the thesis of the book that Trzupek leans right in his politics he has plenty of ammo for both sides of the political aisle when it comes to ridiculous and overwhelming regulations.

In addition, it is clear that Trzupek understands and recognizes the need for regulation. This book is no empty-headed call to abolish all environmental regulation. It's a call for a return to normal -- reasonable -- regulation of industry. It's all in the title. Federal and state regulators have run wild -- exercising power foolishly out of otherwise good intentions or wielding it as a weapon to harm perceived enemies. Knowing and proving concepts are different things. Many of us have an idea that byzantine government regulations stifle business, eat profits, and limit creativity. Don't be content with merely knowing that... reading Trzupek's book will arm you with examples to make the case to friends, family and colleagues.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great Read! October 25, 2011
By Gordon
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This is a great read...it highlights how restricting the regulations in the US are. The title "Regulations Gone Wild" understates the currant state of regulations, I would have gone for somthing like "Stupid, cumberson and very costly government oversight" or "Big Brother is watching". This easy readable book should be a must read for all 2012 voters!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well writen, easy to understand, well thought out. October 19, 2011
Format:Hardcover
Rich does an exceptional job in presenting the facts behind a truly challenging situation for today's economic climate. While not as long as some books on the subject, Rich's ability to explain complex issues in clear, concise language makes this piece an invaluable asset to anyone seeking to educate themselves regarding the history of the EPA, it's past actions and it's present goals.

The viewpoints presented in this book are generally opposed to over regulation but at no point does Rich come to any conclusion, make any claim, or propose any theories without first providing a well organized and logical set of reasons explaining his views. While I may not agree with every conclusion in the book, I cannot in any way find fault with Rich's methods of research and his arguments are sound providing a look at both sides of the issue.

Great book and at a great value I would recommend it to everyone.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Look Inside EPA's Assault on Common Sense November 23, 2011
Format:Hardcover
When Richard Trzupek asked me to write the foreword to Regulators Gone Wild, little did he know the personal guilt I feel for aiding and abetting the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Forty years ago there was a pressing need for an organization to gather environmental data and distribute it to the states and the public. EPA filled that role beautifully, raising the nation's environmental awareness. Unfortunately, the agency asserted incrementally more power and has unnecessarily strangled innovation and economic output with overly burdensome, often unjustified environmental regulations.

EPA has become one of the biggest obstacles to economic growth and job creation in the United States, and Trzupek explains exactly how this came to be.

Changing Motives, Moving Goalposts
Forty years ago environmental regulation was about protecting and preserving nature, but for at least the past decade it has become something very different, Trzupek notes. Modern environmental regulation is a game that has little or nothing to do with preserving our resources. We have largely cleaned up the developed world, transforming the average American and most business persons into environmentally concerned citizens in the process.

This was once the goal of the Sierra Club, Environmental Defense Fund, Natural Resources Defense Council, and the like, but that is not the case today. The transformation in corporate ethics and improvement in environmental quality no longer seem to matter to these groups. They demand more and more action and create more and more crises in order to raise funds, either by creating fear where none should exist or by shamelessly exploiting real human tragedies like the summer 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good program gone bad
regulators gone wild is a well written easy to read book about how the EPA did many good things in the begining to clean up the environment but it has gone too far and gotten out... Read more
Published 23 months ago by Dean
5.0 out of 5 stars Strong Work Particulary for those who despise Statism
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Published on April 2, 2012 by Bernard Chapin
1.0 out of 5 stars Mathematical Nonsense
Good thing Rich didn't take tensor analysis from me -- or statistics. I predict he would have failed miserably.

That old baloney is "figures don't lie but liars figure. Read more
Published on January 20, 2012 by Ronald Davis
5.0 out of 5 stars Eyes Wide open from Eyes Wide Shut
Truspek tackles popular beliefs and assumptions regarding the deteriation of the environment as protrayed by the environmentalist, Obama EPA and the media from fact based real... Read more
Published on January 16, 2012 by Enviro Energy Bob
1.0 out of 5 stars The know it all bloviator strikes again.
Rich Trzupek's has wasted his readers time and a large chunk of Carol Stream's (Illinois) local weekly magazine with Rupert Murdoch's talking points for the past several years. Read more
Published on December 31, 2011 by Randall L
5.0 out of 5 stars Regulators Gone Wild - Indeed
"Regulators Gone Wild: How the EPA is Ruining American Industry" is a must read book for today's economic and political climate. Read more
Published on November 12, 2011 by Mays
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