E-check is an appalling abuse of government authority. I do not think there is much to discuss there.I understand...,
The problem is bureaucracy. Bureaucrats never solve problems, their livelihoods depend on the existence of problems. Growth of the 'business' requires expansion of the problem or putting themselves in charge of other problems.
No government agency will ever call a press conference to tell you that they have solved the problem and that they are all cleaning out their desks.
As an example, have you heard the radio advertisements encouraging people to sign up for food stamps? We have spent money to expand the problem. Only in government service is logic like this utilized.
I am no expert on septic systems, but I do not recall any stories about disease outbreaks. It would seem that the old rules were working fairly well. But if the bureaucracy has expanded the problem to suit it's needs, where is the gain. Septic systems could always be made safer. There are flammable gasses in those units, what about requiring lighting protection? It would make them safer, but is the cost worth it?
Your suggestion about everyone living in cities and towns amuses me. That is the real cause of the soot and the smog. That is why the article was written in the first place. There is a reason that Wyandot County did not make this list.