EPA is into some serious … regulation enforcement

From Open The Books  Oversight Report on the EPA:

(pg 17)

CASE STUDY: TENS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS SPENT ON MILITARY-STYLE
WEAPONRY, GUARD SERVICES, AND HOMELAND SECURITY EXERCISES
Outfitting the 200 ‘Special Agents’ of the EPA to protect the environment and investigate enviro-crime is a
costly endeavor. Disclosed EPA spending shows that the agents have the latest state-of-the-art ‘policing’
gear such as “guns and ammunition up to 300MM,” “camouflage and other deceptive equipment,” “night
vision,” “unmanned aircraft,” “radar,” “body armor,” “surveillance equipment,” “mobile GPS monitors,” and
train and investigate frequently alongside “joint projects with Home Land Security.”

(A pdf copy can be found here )

This is some serious firepower.  300mm guns are  roughly equivalent to 12″ guns.

(I stole this image from http://www.lonesentry.com/ordnance/300-mm-short-howitzer-type-7.html )

300mm-short-howitzer-type-7

12inchMkIXRailwayGunVickersMountingWoestenAugust231917Crew of 12-inch (304.8 mm) railway gun on Vickers Mk I mounting, Woesten, 23 August 1917 (stolen from wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BL_12-inch_railway_gun )

HMS_Agamemnon_(1906)_12-inch_gun_replacement_at_Malta_1915

Also from Wiki.  http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/36/HMS_Agamemnon_(1906)_12-inch_gun_replacement_at_Malta_1915.jpg

 

So, if The EPA is buying 300mm guns and ammunition … that is some serious regulation enforcement they are intending on doing!  I am not sure I want to know what sort of eco-crimes require that level of firepower.

I wonder what THEY have to do in regards to an environmental impact statement any time they fire one of those babies off.

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