posted on Jan, 9 2014 @ 01:50 PM
Saw this come across a couple different places today.
“This is an alarming action when you have a federal agency step in and start to undo congressional acts that has really been our history for
108 years … with the stroke of a pen without talking to the biggest groups impacted,” state Sen. Leland Christensen told The Daily Caller News
Foundation, “and that would be the city of Riverton and the state of Wyoming.”
I'm not sure how legitimate this is, but a number of blogs, and small "Not MSM" websites are carrying this story.
It worries me that the EPA, and a few other agencies are able to re-write law on a whim, or a technicality.
This should be something the people of Riverton, Wy should have a say about as well.
I would not want to wake up and find I am suddenly in a different "zoning" area, with the possibility of being told to get out. Although, considering
no one owns their land, I suppose it could happen to anyone, but a whole town of 10,000 people seems off the charts.
The tribes remain adamant that Riverton and the one million acres of land is theirs, arguing that state officials once supported such a
conclusion. Tribal officials have criticized tthe governor’s office for changing its tune on Riverton and the reservation’s
Tho, perhaps it's just more in line with the rest of the things this administration is doing. Catering to every minority group's whim. (No, this is
not a racially motivated comment, and shame on you if you imply this.. I am 1/4 Native American).
Either way, I believe this is a decision left to a state, and it's local voters. It should not be a regulatory government agency that gets to set
boundaries within a state.
It also sets a very dangerous precedent: If the EPA can over-write city boundaries, what is next. If they can over-ride 108 year old laws, whats
edit on 2014-01-09T13:52:35-06:0014115235 by Cygnis because: ETA another source