Energy Star ratings found vulnerable to fraud and abuse, says GAO

A covert investigation conducted by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has found that Energy Star, the EPA’s 18-year-old energy efficiency program, will put its seal of approval on just about anything — as long as the necessary paperwork is filled out.

Apparently it’s mostly a self-certification program – which apparently worked out about as well as self-regulation on Wall Street has.

Are there any parts of our government that have not been corrupted or rendered useless?