EPA Political Takeover: SLF Files Formal Public Comment Against 'Environmental Justice' Act

WASHINGTON, DC/ATLANTA, GA, June 27, 2016: Southeastern Legal Foundation (SLF) today filed a Formal Public Comment in the increasingly controversial expansion plans of the so-called “environmental justice” efforts by 17 federal agencies.

In the most recent version, the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed its “EJ 2020 Action Agenda,” which drew SLF legal analysis because the Agenda “is another attempt by the Executive Branch to bring about enormous and transformative expansion of its regulatory authority with Congressional authorization,” according to Kim Hermann, SLF Senior Counsel.

The Action Agenda is by all accounts the most aggressive use of political authority to govern everything from the way new regulations are arbitrarily implemented, to public education and the spending of taxpayer dollars to support groups that attack regulated entities, to the twisted misuse of civil rights law to “help” some groups, while remaining silent on other Americans. The end result is a system of governing that gives a select few the power to modify rules and punish perceived offenders without due process or equal protection under the law.

Read more about the shocking Agenda – and why SLF has engaged in the effort to stop the political takeover of the regulatory agencies.

Click here for SLF’s Formal Comment filed in EPA’s “Draft EJ 2020 Action Agenda,” June 27, 2016

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