The Incredibly Shrinking State of Wyoming

With the swoosh of their unelected wand, the Federal Government through the Environmental Protection Agency shrank the State of Wyoming by approximately half its size.  How can such an action happen in a Country being run by the Rule of Law based on United States Constitution?

~ Kris Halterman

EPA Decree Shrinks Size of Wyoming by a Million Acres

January 21, 2014 – 9:13 AM


By Matt Vespa

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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.

– See more at: http://www.cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/matt-vespa/epa-decree-shrinks-size-wyoming-million-acres#sthash.E7xcWxe6.9ZM0aha4.dpuf

 

Friday, 17 January 2014 19:15

Obama EPA Hands Control Over Wyoming City to Indian Tribes

Written by  Alex Newman

Obama EPA Hands Control Over Wyoming City to Indian Tribes

In apparent defiance of federal law and U.S. court rulings, unelected bureaucrats at the increasingly out-of-controlEnvironmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other Obama administration departments unilaterally purported to grant control over the city of Riverton, Wyoming, to tribal authorities for the Wind River Indian tribes. At least two smaller towns are also affected.

The scheme appears to illustrate a growing United Nations-linked trend being witnessed across the United States and the world. In essence, vast amounts of private land and even entire towns are being taken over by authorities under various pretexts — UN agreements, Agenda 21 “sustainability,” and supposed concerns about indigenous peoples — to advance a radical agenda targeting private property rights.

In Wyoming, the deeply controversial executive-branch machinations that purport to place Riverton, Kinnear, and Pavillion inside tribal boundaries have already sparked an outcry among residents and state officials. The battle, however, has only just begun, with Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead and his administration vowing to fight back.

http://www.thenewamerican.com/tech/environment/item/17427-obama-epa-hands-control-over-wyoming-city-to-indian-tribes

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