California, preaching on the burning shore

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Kerri Toloczko writes about California at Breitbart's Big Government:
Junk Science Has Consequences: Environmental Lobby Shows No Concern for California�s Financial Woes
California is broke. Its nearly bankrupt status leaves residents with few financial resources to deal with imaginary threats to health and safety.

Yet in the face of an economic meltdown, the state still allows special interests to dictate high cost administrative procedures.

The reasons California is suffering severe economic woes is clear: It has the highest sales tax in the country and the 6th largest overall tax burden. As its voluminous environmental restrictions are based on political interests rather than sound science, they significantly hamper the ability of California�s entrepreneurs to conduct business profitably.

According to a recent California Legislative report, regulation costs Golden State businesses approximately $493B in lost output and 3.8M jobs � resulting in a tax revenue loss of $16M.

The annual regulatory burden per person is $13K.
She goes on to talk about the Bisphenol A bullshit -- agency after agency have said that it is harmless in the quantities used but the California regulators wanted it to be evil so they made it evil and banned it.
The California Development and Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee (DART-IC) operates under the state�s Safe Water and Toxic Enforcement Act to identifying and ban harmful chemicals in water. Like most California agencies, it generally leans left.

Yet in July 2009, DART-IC determined that Bisphenol A (BPA), a major component in plastic products was safe and refused to classify it as a toxicant under California�s strict safe drinking laws.

BPA is a resin used in sports and baby bottles, shatterproof windows, medical devices and other consumer and commercial products. DART-IC�s decision was based on testimony as well as reports from the National Toxicology Program, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Centers for Disease Control, and investigative scientific bodies in Canada, Australia, Japan and the EU, all of which found BPA posed no threat.

Enter the media, trial lawyers and environmental extremists.
What do you call 1,000 lawyers at the bottom of a clif. A good start.

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