The Ninth Circuit decision, if upheld, would crush forestry in the Pacific Northwest. As Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon put it, "One court would shut down forestry on private, state and tribal lands by subjecting it to the same, endless cycle of litigation."
Which position will owebama support?
This is too easy - whatever causes the most disruption and loss of jobs is what owebama will support - bet on it!
And how would this affect the building trades, the paper trade, etc. If we have to import lumber and junk wood just think how that will increase the cost of EVERYTHING (even McDonald hamburgers). Way to go O Great Uselessbama.
We could abolish the EPA tomorrow and nothing will change. It’s regulatory power will just pop up at some other alphabet bureaucracy.
The only way we change this is to change the Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, etc. to reign in their power, enforce more rigid science, more consistent enforcement, while eliminating environmental group abuses and bringing business to the table to judge the impact on it’s activities.
This will effect forestry operations in every state in this union. I fail to see why enough governors do not unite and tell the EPA to go to hell, and that the state environmental agencies will control these matters within each state’s borders. If enough governors did so, what could the EPA and the Feds do?
The constitution never granted any kind of power to the EPA, but it certainly does limit said power. The governors need to take back from the federal government the powers that duly lie with the states.