Maybe It's Too Much to Hope for Sense
When faced with:
An internal 1996 memorandum from Mobil demonstrates the oil company's successful strategies to keep smaller refiner Powerine from reopening its California refinery. The document makes it clear that much of the hardships created by California's regulations governing refineries came at the urging of the major oil companies and not the environmental organizations blamed by the industry.the reaction on the left is to increase regulations. Never mind that those regulations are responsible for the mess in question.
Apparently, leftists are reading from scripts. When they're reading from the “Corporate Perfidy” script, they call for regulations whether or not said regulations make sense.
Addendum: Deinonychus antirrhopus has a more detailed analysis.
Speaking of reading from scripts …
Some of the reactions to hurricane Katrina might be due to going according to scripts. In the script “Disaster,” the role of human toxic waste calls for looting (even if the goods can be neither used nor sold) and the role of disaster help can only be played by the Federal government.