Friday, April 18, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

EPA oversight

EDITOR:

The Environmental Protection Agency is the reason that this state is in the state of despair that it is in. If you think for a moment that the EPA is here for the protection of the environment, you truly are delinquent in smarts. They have one purpose and one purpose only and that is to guarantee their livelihood. They used to do common sense-type environmental protection but when it became apparent that they would have to start downsizing their organization they felt the “need to impede” and now they are a powerful independent organization that can and do anything they like.

Our government has oversight committees for everything except for the things that they should be overseeing. They put blinders on as long as they can keep getting the backing of an organization like Sierra Fund and its associations; EPA has overstepped its calling and we as a nation are paying the price.

MARTIN SCHUMANN
Placerville

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  • James SmithMarch 15, 2013 - 5:30 am

    I totally agree. The Federal EPA has led to the State EPA and the proliferation of numerous State Government Agencies that don't follow real science, but instead use a distorted science and ideology to instill their will to make everything more regulated and expensive in your life. Many of the employees within these State Environmental Agencies such as CalEPA, CARB, SWRCB are die hard liberals and Sierra Club type Environmentalists who use their power to impose trumped up and phony fines and create fear and intimidation while collecting those fines (taxes) to balance the State finances. I have gone head to head with some of these agencies on phoney trumped up bogus fines up to and over a million dollars. I have experienced the threats, intimidation and manipulation of the State's dishonest employees - and I have beat them and won. They don't like that. Unless you are wealthy or work for a large corporation that has the deep pockets to take the State on, it is a risky proposition but something one must do who faces Government confiscation of their real property. The State Government has now gotten very agressive in assessing fines, collecting those fines through intimidation in conjunction with the State resources and then if you don't pay, they try to lien your property and confiscate it. If the case is big enough, the State will notify the Feds and bring them in to really nail your you know what.

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  • cookie65March 15, 2013 - 8:52 am

    The epa is the most despicable form of government ever conceived of in a represtative republic. They have become a "branch" of government not authorized by the Constitution. It does not function under the house of representatives and creates laws out of the thin air. It is an agency created for the redistribution of wealth, operated and overseen by communists. They have granted themselves authoritarian powers outside of any government limitations. It truly is astonishing how ignorant the American people have become to allow such a thing to take place right out in broad daylight. The epa building in downtown sacramento is a huge marble palace that everyone should see so they can get a better understanding of just how out of control our government has become.

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  • rodMarch 15, 2013 - 9:09 am

    James, I urge you to write a small letter to the MD just as Mr. Schumann and myself have, (I wrote the piece on "Wolves" last monday). Any bona fide examples of EPA overreach NEEDS TO BE TOLD... and it gives others a chance to engage by email which is more private. I am collecting examples of oppressive tactics used by various 'enviro-agencies' to extract money, taxes, fines, partnership co-ercion, property forfeiture, etc for publication. The public WANTS TO KNOW and it is time to step up and expose tryanny while we still have the ability to own property. Private property rights extend back to the Magna Carta, and have been gauanteed by our Constitution.... but is being dissapated by phony justifications by the EPA and their enviro groups. PLEASE we would like to hear from you, thanks.

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  • Jim RiordanMarch 15, 2013 - 10:50 am

    James Cookie and Rod, It would be nearly impossible to find a more useless agency.

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  • francescaduchamp@att.netMarch 15, 2013 - 11:49 am

    http://cfpub.epa.gov/ncer_abstracts/index.cfm/fuseaction/display.abstractDetail/abstract/6512/report/0 EPA--ECOTOURISM--EDAC--CEDAPP...and the list goes on...

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  • MartinMarch 15, 2013 - 12:37 pm

    I am glad to see that there are other folk out there that believe that we as a nation have been duped into believing that we as a nation are governed by our constitution; what a misnomer. EPA just like any other agency should be governed by we the people not an agency that we have no control over, this is one organization that has overstepped its authority and we let them do it. Call your representatives and let them no that we are not satisfied with what is going on and we want congress to change the law so that control is brought back to our representatives that we voted for.

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  • Tom GibneyMarch 15, 2013 - 4:50 pm

    Yes, it's true. The EPA is as useless as Teets on a Boar. that being said , they also have been given way to much power and that led by an army of idiot hippie attornys. Oddly some of my friends chose to become "environmental Lawyers" which in some cases is a good thing. But the EPA needs to be seriously restructured...just like the Obma White Huuse....starting fromt he Top....The trick is to get the media to follow along...wait..oh okay I was dreaming again wasn;t I?? "Bummer Heavy Sigh"

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  • billzzMarch 15, 2013 - 6:00 pm

    The Pacific Legal Foundation has been fighting the bureaucrats who misuse power. One recent case of declaring land a wetland (which it wasn't) so that the neighbor could prevent house construction, went all the way to the Supreme Court which decided nine to nothing that the government had misused its authority. http://www.pacificlegal.org/

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  • rodMarch 15, 2013 - 6:46 pm

    Beautiful

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  • Martin SchumannMarch 16, 2013 - 11:32 am

    Equal Access to Justice is the biggest problem, besides EPA being its own Government. Fighting them on anything cost you big time then you have to pay them to for suing you; our government has got to pull their head out of there you know what and get these problems fixed before it is to late.

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