The Environmental Protection Agency has increasingly seen its mission as the regulation of … just about everything. And as its sense of mission expands the confidence of the people in its ability to do so fairly and effectively has declined. As Timothy Cama of The Hill reports:
A record-low number of voters have a favorable view of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), according to a new survey from conservative polling outlet Rasmussen Reports. The survey found only 32 percent of likely voters view the EPA favorably, the lowest number since Rasmussen started asking the question three years ago.
Weak public support could make it more difficult for the EPA to push through top Obama administration priorities, like cutting carbon emissions from power plants, which it plans to do with two final regulations next year.
One can only hope.