While the rest of official Washington's attention was focused elsewhere, the House of Representatives passed two bills that will go a long way to cleaning up some of the rot left behind by the Obama administration. Our friends at the Competitive Enterprise Institute write:
The humble gas can. For years, it was easy to use, and no one thought much about them. That is until the government decided (in the name of protecting the environment) to make the gas can almost completely useless:
The busy bodies at the Environmental Protection Agency want to be your shower buddy. Why? Because Agency bureaucrats think Americans spend too much time in hotel showers and thus, are wasting water:
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wants hotels to monitor how much time its guests spend in the shower.
The Environmental Protection Agency has decided that it doesn't need congressional direction, nevermind constitutional authority, to dictate energy standards to the several states in order to reduce greenhouse gases. The EPA's power grab is so stunning it even has confirmed leftists like Harvard Law Prof.