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Wyoming officials take EPA to court
after ruling gives land to tribes

Fox News, by Judson Berger

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 2/15/2014 4:26:06 AM

Wyoming officials are taking the Environmental Protection Agency to court in a bid to reverse a sweeping agency ruling that transferred more than 1 million acres of land -- including an entire city -- to Native American tribes. Wyoming Attorney General Peter K. Michael filed his state´s appeal Friday morning before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit. The state wants either the EPA to reverse, or the courts to overturn, a December ruling on a request from the Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone tribes. The tribes had sought "state status" in order to administer air quality monitoring. The EPA,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Trigger2, 2/15/2014 5:41:37 AM     (No. 9733260)

Where in the constitution is the EPA allowed to give away private land?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici, 2/15/2014 6:43:23 AM     (No. 9733286)

#1, forget the concern about private land for the moment, where does the EPA get the authority to decide what land is part of an Indian Reservation and what land isn´t? I understand their argument for why they said this land was part of the Indian Reservation (not that I agree with them), but they are not the agency tasked with interpreting such things, that belongs somewhere in the Department of the Interior (if Congress ever gave such authority to and Administrative Agency).

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 2/15/2014 12:22:23 PM     (No. 9733757)

It will be time to tar and feather some judges if they don´t come down on the side of the Constitution against this eggregious overreach of an already un-Constitutional bureaucracy.

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