Excesses of Eurocracy?

Are the Eurocrats going too far? Here’s part of a story on some excesses overseas:

[M]any European cities and regions, at Brussels’ behest, are now developing so-called noise maps. To produce the maps, precise noise readings must be taken on every street, whether in downtown areas, in industrial zones, along railway lines or in expensive and leafy residential neighborhoods.

“We are drowning in a sea of data,” complains Munich Mayor Christian Ude. And in the end, no matter how costly the measuring process is, the results reveal what everyone has known all along: that it’s louder on busy, high-traffic streets than in exclusive, villa-filled residential neighborhoods with maximum speed limits of 30 kilometers per hour.

On the other hand, the more you read about the toxic chemistry of everyday products in the U.S., the more you become willing to accept a burgeoning Brussels.

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