Re "Texas blast can't shake distrust of regulation" (Page A1, May 10): This story implies that lack of regulations caused the huge fire in Texas. Yet the article did not offer a single regulation that would have prevented this loss.
We all agree that safety regulations should be enforced. The question is when to draw the line between appropriate regulation and insanely stupid regulation. It was California that required MTBE in our gas to cut down on air pollution but which poisoned ground water.
Now we learn that one of the paramedics involved in the Texas fire was just arrested for having an explosive device. There is at least a possibility that this fire was no accident.
But perhaps most important, The Bee used important front page space to publish this poorly researched article.
-- Terry McNeil, Folsom