WASHINGTON, D.C. – There’s nothing like extraordinary circumstances to reveal just how arbitrary government regulations are. As soon as scarcity trouble is on the horizon, a state of emergency is declared, to address the scarcity by…removing the the government rules that restrict supply.
That’s the idea behind the Environmental Protection Agency issuing waivers to states suffering a supply scare related to the Colonial Pipeline shutdown.
This morning, the EPA issued a waiver for DC, MD, PA, VA to boost gasoline supply. The President has directed agencies across the federal govt to bring their resources to bear and more to come.https://t.co/hM0QDcs130
— Jen Psaki (@PressSec) May 11, 2021
But it seems like they might have missed some….
Ms. Psaki, I think you forgot a state.
— Senator Phil Berger (@SenatorBerger) May 11, 2021