Study: Governments More Likely To Break Enviornmental Law Than Private Firms

Breitbart consults CEI's expert Myron Ebell on the topic of government's environmental regulations.

“The study confirms many observations over the years that government agencies in general are often careless about obeying the law and following the government’s own regulations,” Myron Ebell, Director of the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s Center for Energy and Environment, tells Breitbart News.

Some of that disregard for the rule of law may be the result of what bureaucrats have learned over the years from their dealings with government regulators.

“In addition to the reasons noted in the study, it is also the case that government employees have learned that government regulators go a lot easier on them than they do on people in the private sector,” says the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s Ebell.

“The EPA and the Department of the Interior are two good examples,” Ebell adds.