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Can the EPA be nullified? Oklahoma is leading the charge
« on: January 14, 2014, 06:13:58 AM »
Can the EPA be Nullified? Oklahoma is Leading the Charge
 
Posted on January 9, 2014 by Smilardog
 

NullificationBen Swann – by Michael Lotfi

Oklahoma legislators have turned to nullification pursuant under the Ninth and Tenth Amendments of the United States Constitution in an attempt to fight back against the EPA’s unconstitutional rule making.

State Sen. Patrick Anderson recently submitted SB1167 to the Oklahoma Legislature. This bill will render void all rules imposed by the EPA and not passed by Congress. It is absolute nullification of that agency’s rulemaking in the state of Oklahoma. 

From the bill:


“The Legislature declares that the rule-making authority of the Environmental Protection Agency is not authorized by the Constitution of the United States and violates its true meaning and intent as given by the founders and ratifiers, and is hereby declared to be invalid in the State of Oklahoma, shall not be recognized by this state, is specifically rejected by this state, and shall be considered null and void and of no effect in this state.”

The legislation also takes it a step further by empowering the state lawmakers to actively block enforcement of such regulations.


“It shall be the duty of the Legislature of this state to adopt and enact any and all measures as may be necessary to prevent the enforcement of rules issued by the Environmental Protection Agency which are not specifically authorized by the Congress of the United States or specifically adopted by the Oklahoma Legislature.”

Other states have noticed the move by Oklahoma and are now considering legislation of their own. One Tennessee legislator plans to review the Oklahoma plan and possibly introduce legislation this season.

http://www.fromthetrenchesworldreport.com/can-the-epa-be-nullified-oklahoma-is-leading-the-charge/71756#more-71756
« Last Edit: January 14, 2014, 06:15:03 AM by rangerrebew »
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Re: Can the EPA be nullified? Oklahoma is leading the charge
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2014, 10:44:36 PM »
[[ State Sen. Patrick Anderson recently submitted SB1167 to the Oklahoma Legislature. This bill will render void all rules imposed by the EPA and not passed by Congress. It is absolute nullification of that agency’s rulemaking in the state of Oklahoma.  ]]

Assuming this passes the legislature and is signed by the governor...

... it won't mean anything -- UNLESS the governor (backed by the legislature and the people) is willing to use force (police power) to restrain and remove federal EPA personnel trying to enforce their "regulations".

Failing to do that, the intent of the new law fails.

If they ARE willing to do as much, all bets are off.

If a few more states follow suit, it's going to make for an interesting test of power...
« Last Edit: January 14, 2014, 10:45:19 PM by Fishrrman »


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