How can we possibly believe that fifty different state governments could ever be trusted to look after the collective environmental needs of the country? If North Carolina decides to have lax air and water standards, how can South Carolina "fix" North Carolina's shortcoming. Air and water do not respect state borders. The EPA is not the problem--its politicization is. We should concentrate on fixing the EPA's politicized bureaucracy in order to at least have a chance of working TOGETHER to improve and protect the United States' environment. Surely it would be easier to fix one governmental agency than for 50 different states to actually work for the common good. I keep coming back to what I see as a root cause of the problem with the EPA and many other governmental agencies: they have all become too politicized because of the failure of our lawmakers to put country ahead of self-interests. Let's quit tinkering with these agencies and get to the root of the problem--our political system is too influenced by special interests and THAT'S what needs fixing. Rearranging, eliminating and creating other agencies is like rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic!