Skip to comments.EPA Decree Shrinks Size of Wyoming by a Million Acres
Posted on 01/22/2014 2:24:07 AM PST by BulletBobCo
Why is the EPA altering state boundaries in Wyoming - and reversing over 100 years of established law? Well, apparently the city of Riverton now falls under the jurisdiction of the Wind River Indian Reservation. This, obviously, isn't sitting well with the governor's office - which is urging the EPA to reconsider its ruling and respect the rule of law.
Reacting to the decision to reduce the size of Wyoming by about a million acres, Wyoming Governor Matt Mead warned of the dangers to all Americans of this type of unilateral land redistribution by the EPA:
"I understand that the Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone Tribes have a different opinion about the Wind River Reservation Boundary. My deep concern is about an administrative agency of the federal government altering a state's boundary and going against over 100 years of history and law.
"This should be a concern to all citizens because, if the EPA can unilaterally take land away from a state, where will it stop?" Governor Matt Mead said in a press release on January 6.
Gov. Mead added, "The Attorney General's petition shows that, in conjunction with the Tribes, Congress diminished the Wind River Reservation in 1905. Given the fundamentally flawed process and decision and the likelihood of irreparable harm, the EPA should put a hold on its decision and reopen its process to incorporate all of the available evidence, give interested parties an opportunity to respond to the facts and arguments and complete its review in a transparent manner. The State has also asked the EPA to stay its decision until a final judicial decision has been issued."
When Wyoming received the EPA's unpublished decision granting the Tribes "Treatment As State" status on December 9, 2013, Gov. Mead called on the state's attorney general to challenge the decision:
"It is outrageous to me that a regulatory agency has proposed changing jurisdictional boundaries established by history and the Courts. I have asked the Attorney General to challenge this decision and defend the existing boundaries of the reservation.
What? Every day it’s some new, fresh lunacy from this crew!
Arrest any EPA agents in the state. Try them for insurrection and throw them in a state prison.
Yea - states should "urge" the federal gov't to respect states rights!... why don't you just bend over and kiss the EPA's arse - that'yl convince em.
death to the weak!
Next up. A strongly worded letter.
respect the rule of law
Hasn’t the WY governor been paying attention?
President Cruz needs to sign the first EO dismantling the EPA and replacing it with a small, efficient agency designed to make recommendations only.
The EPA, another government agency that does whatever it pleases.
I didn’t see the words, “strongest words possible”. Howzabout, “AMF. Get out of our state.” That would be pretty strong.
The EPA was the creation of Republican President Richard Nixon.
The legislation killing the incandescent light bulb, with the ultimate effect of killing the US manufacturing jobs associated with it, was signed into law by George W. Bush. A Republican
The House of Representatives, which according to the US Constitution controls the appropriations process that funds the EPA, has been controlled by the Republican Part sine January 2011.
The Republican Party is as much as fault for the EPA lunacy as the Democrat Party.
The GOPe is merely the “away jersey” of the lib-dem commie party.
Yup— the states’ ability to use force to repel the lawlessness of the Federal government is one of the last barriers to Federal despotism.
No argument from me.