Killing in the name of....
I do care about the earth, and I do believe that we should be careful stewards of it. When I see someone litter, I tell them. I recycle, use biodegradable products, and when I don't need a bag at the grocery store, I don't take one. Prior to moving to Cleveland, my wife and I paid extra on our electricity bill in order to purchase electricity generated by wind and solar. However, I am skeptical of policies that are intended to protect the environment because there are unintended (but not necessarily unseen) consequences that often severely hurt people.
For example, consider the recent government regulation that inhalers, such as those used to supply albuterol, be CFC free. CFC's are Chloro Fluoro Carbons, and they catalyze the destruction of Ozone. Albuterol is a rescue medication that opens your airways during an asthma attack. Without it, an asthma attack can be fatal.
So, what was the unintended consequence of the change? "it could amount to a 200 percent to 400 percent increase in out-of-pocket costs for insured patients. This may impact the quality of care and general health of all children with asthma". This shouldn't be a surprise.