Propagating the green myth

I remember what my older brother told my mom when she asked him if he had eaten his greens today, he replied, "Well…I ate a green crayon at school!"

DUNNELLON, FLA. — I remember what my older brother told my mom when she asked him if he had eaten his greens today, he replied, "Well…I ate a green crayon at school!"

Americans have had a steady diet of green crayons from the lowliest city council and local school board to the highest office in the nation, and all based on flawed science that resembles a religion. Not only is this mind-set crippling our markets, it's killing our country.

If you did not read Michael Gray's letter in the November 2010 edition of Contractor, dig it out or call me and I'll loan you mine. Like Mr. Gray, I, too, long for the days of R-12 and 22. I have spent 30 years in this industry and have seen the time when a journeyman with tools and a truck could turn a one-man operation into a million dollar business. Not so today.

The Environmental Protection Agency propagating the green myth, along with state and local governments, has over-regulated our once pristine industry to the point of extinction. All at the expense of the customer.

Mr. Gray, don't leave our industry just yet. We need your clear thinking and determination to help turn our industry and get the foul taste of green crayon out of our mouths.

JERRY LIVERETTE
ENVIROPRO TECHNOLOGIES LLC