Idaho Introduces Law to Nullify EPA Regulations

Obama with EPA Head, Gina McCarthy

Obama with EPA Head, Gina McCarthy

The State of Idaho has introduced new legislation which nullifies all Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations in that state. 

The bill (RS22758) says the purpose of the legislation is to “protect citizens of Idaho from EPA regulations that are not authorized by the Constitution of the United States and violate the Constitution’s true meaning of intent.”

The Idaho bill declares that the EPA is “not authorized by the Constitution” and “violates its true meaning and intent as given by the founders and ratifiers,” and therefore is considered “null and void” in the state.

The final straw for the state, according to State Rep. Paul Shepherd, who introduced the bill, was the EPA’s attempt to misinterpret the Clean Water Act to completely eliminate gold dredging:

“It appears the EPA bureaucracy has an agenda in its interpretation of what pollution is. They’re saying if you pick up sand with a suction dredge, run it through and dump it back in the water, that’s pollution. It’s pretty much shutting (the dredgers) down. That’s the main thing driving this, but the bill pertains to any regulations not approved by the people.”

The bill would nullify all regulations put in place by the EPA on its own, without Congress. Article I of the U.S. Constitution gives Congress “all legislative powers.” 

h/t: The Daily Caller

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