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EPA Trying to Seize 1 Million Acres from State of Wyoming (vanity)
Gov. Matt Mead ^

Posted on 01/22/2014 5:24:51 AM PST by TigerClaws

(Letter from Jan 6. Hadn't seen it reported.)

Wyoming to EPA: Place Tribal Boundary Decision on Hold and

Reconsider

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – In a petition to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) filed today, the State of Wyoming, through the Attorney General, says the EPA used incomplete facts and faulty legal conclusions when making its decision to change existing law and alter the boundary of the State and the Wind River Reservation (WRR). The State’s petition asks the agency to reconsider and also stay any implementation of its December decision revising the WRR boundary.

“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. “I want to thank the Attorney General and his staff for acting with urgency and preparing a thorough review of the historical record. This analysis shows how flawed the EPA was in its legal justification for its decision. The federal government clearly had a predetermined outcome it sought to uphold.”

(Excerpt) Read more at governor.wy.gov ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: epa

1 posted on 01/22/2014 5:24:51 AM PST by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws

Good golly...when are the states going to start saying “no”.

Better yet...”HELL NO!”


2 posted on 01/22/2014 5:58:28 AM PST by moovova
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To: TigerClaws

Lock and Load Worth fighting for!


3 posted on 01/22/2014 6:04:41 AM PST by WellyP (question!)
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To: TigerClaws

Not much info in the governor’s statement, that informs us of either position - the State of Wyoming or the EPA.

Also, *nothing* at the State of Wyoming’s Attorney General link (http://attorneygeneral.state.wy.us/) ... no “thorough review of the historical record” and no show of an analysis of “how flawed the EPA was in its legal justification for its decision.”


4 posted on 01/22/2014 6:08:46 AM PST by First_Salute (May God save our democratic-republican government, from a government by judiciary.)
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To: First_Salute

I did see this report:

http://m.cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/matt-vespa/epa-decree-shrinks-size-wyoming-million-acres


5 posted on 01/22/2014 6:13:45 AM PST by TigerClaws
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To: WellyP

Why the EPA and not B. of I. Affairs?


6 posted on 01/22/2014 6:21:32 AM PST by WellyP (question!)
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7 posted on 01/22/2014 6:37:21 AM PST by S.O.S121.500 (Had Enough Yet ?............................ Enforce the Bill of Rights............ It's the LAW !!!)
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To: TigerClaws
Obama has become a tin-horn dictator and the MSM is backing him up!

Makes up new laws without congress, ignores existing laws he dislikes.

8 posted on 01/22/2014 6:45:25 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: WellyP

Not B of I?

Due to bad image of “Washington Redskins”.

Which is worse? Washington or Redskins?


9 posted on 01/22/2014 6:45:31 AM PST by Scrambler Bob ( Concerning bo -- that refers to the president. If I capitalize it, I mean the dog.)
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To: Scrambler Bob

They should just get rid of the last four letters and call themselves the “Washington Reds.’


10 posted on 01/22/2014 6:46:04 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: WellyP

A rare spotted wing snot fly was reported to have been seen in the area. The sighting could not be confirmed but the EPA is seizing 1 million acres just in case.


11 posted on 01/22/2014 6:52:52 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: TigerClaws
If you alter a state's borders, aren't you creating a new state from the old one?

no new State shall be formed or erected within the Jurisdiction of any other State; nor any State be formed by the Junction of two or more States, or Parts of States, without the Consent of the Legislatures of the States concerned as well as of the Congress.

12 posted on 01/22/2014 6:55:41 AM PST by BinaryBoy (RINOs: Not one dollar, not one vote.)
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To: TigerClaws

What Constitutional authority does the EPA have to change ownership of any land, or to alter the boundaries of any political jurisdiction?


13 posted on 01/22/2014 6:58:30 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: BinaryBoy

“If you alter a state’s borders, aren’t you creating a new state from the old one?”

Far worse is the placing of an entire town under the rule of an Indian Tribe.

As “Tribes” are considered ‘separate nations’, they have their own laws.

By placing that town under Indian rule, they are deporting American citizens to a stone aged legal system without due process.

EPA must not be allowed to strip Americans of their Constitutional Rights by a de facto deportation of them to a “separate nation” system where ‘tribalism’ & Stone Age law rules.


14 posted on 01/22/2014 7:03:43 AM PST by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: BinaryBoy

I don’t know how they justified establishing the Indian Reservations, but when does the indemnity we’re paying stop? There may have been good reasons for it at first but we’re long past the days of chasing buffalo up and down the plains on horseback.


15 posted on 01/22/2014 7:09:36 AM PST by virgil
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To: GladesGuru

All Indian land claims must be passed through Congress and signed by The Pres. Google “Indian land claims approved by Congress”


16 posted on 01/22/2014 7:10:04 AM PST by WellyP (question!)
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To: WellyP

“All Indian land claims must be passed through Congress and signed by The Pres. Google “Indian land claims approved by Congress””

I am aware of the above.

My post addressed the question of whether an American citizen can be de facto deported by an agency?

What of a LEO arresting an American and taking said American onto Indian land?

Legal via the usual “Memorandum of understanding” between agencies?

Or an illegal infringement of the arestee’s Constitution guaranteed rights?


17 posted on 01/22/2014 8:00:51 AM PST by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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