Time to Give Bootleggers the Boot!

The EPA at 50.
September 15, 2020

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This is Article 12 in Volume 70, Issue 4 of the Case Western Reserve Law Review, and is part of the law review's symposium: The Environmental Protection Agency Turns Fifty.


The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has an important and well-defined mission with broad public support. Too often, however, the Agency has sought to strengthen its position by aligning itself with politically powerful rent-seeking interests. There are numerous examples—most recently, the use of the renewable fuels standards to subsidize ethanol refiners and related agricultural interests. My wish for the Agency on its fiftieth birthday is that it stays focused on its own mission and remembers that old adage: “Dilution is not the solution to pollution.”