Grades for Cars
The National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration wants to label all passenger cars with a grade from A-D ranking fuel efficiency and emissions.
"The proposed rules imply two judgments about Americans. One is that we’re too stupid to understand how miles-per-gallon and estimated annual fuel costs affect our wallets. Our math skills are so poor that quantitative information must be supplemented with letter grades labeling 'this car good, that car bad.' The second judgment, closely related to the first, is that Americans are school children and EPA/NHTSA are the Nation’s teachers. The agency folks apparently think that no matter how old we get, we still want to be teacher’s pet."
Researchers claim to have linked massive lobsters die-offs to the chemical Bisphenol A.
"Nonetheless, the pollution angle gets the headlines — even when though the research is not yet available. Apparently, too many people have too much to gain. Greens gain more opportunities to hype BPA risks, activist researchers garner more headlines, and the lobstermen may find another industry to sue for 'damages.'"