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From Energy Efficiency News:
UK government scraps environmental regulations to save �400 million
UK Energy Minister Charles Hendry announced yesterday the scrapping of 86 environmental regulations that will save businesses �400 million over the next 20 years.

The package of reforms, which also includes improvements to a further 48 regulatory regimes, is part of the government�s Red Tape Challenge that aims to remove surplus regulation hindering businesses.

�It is vital that we have a regulatory regime which promotes fairness and consumer and environmental protection, but does not impose unnecessary costs or barriers to generating the necessary investment, innovation and skills we need to build the low carbon economy,� says Hendry.
It would be nice to see some of that over here. CAFE Standards are causing an increase in highway fatalities because cars are being made lighter and lighter. Halfway tempted to buy another low-mileage F-350 and put it up on blocks for when my own truck wears out in 20+ years. All the cap-and-trade crap can just go away too -- these were only a power and money grab by people like Gore. Hey Al baby -- how's your Chicago Climate Exchange doing these days?

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