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SCA has Moved
Stevens County Assembly has a new website at: www.StevensCountyAssembly.com. Republic Assembly (RepublicAssembly.com) will continue to be an education website; will now focus more on National issues. Whereas, the new Stevens County Assembly website (www.StevensCountyAssembly.com) will be more Stevens County and Washington orientated.
Editors note: The recent loss of water and property rights, added to the enforcement and impact of the new RCWs (just released): please remind me --- why you can't find the time to participate in our community and safeguard the future of everyone living here. There are far too many people still sitting in chairs and watching. All of us need to be involved equally. Everyone likes to blame the government for our problems. However, the fact is; if you're not participating within your community as a group of liked minded folks, to implement a solution then you're part of the problem. What have you done lately to establish and protect your freedom, liberties and privacy? It takes more than one voice to make a change in our community.
Sitting around appalled and griping doesn't cut it anymore!
Its time to stand up and circle our wagons --- everyone!
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), member of the House Energy & Commerce Committee, released the following statement today after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a “guidance document” which substantially expands the scope of the federal government’s jurisdiction over waters and property rights and will result in confusion, permitting delays, and added costs for farmers and small business owners in Eastern Washington.
“I am strongly opposed to the EPA’s decision, which is just the latest in a series of job-crushing measures by this Agency which will severely harm our local economy,” said Rep. McMorris Rodgers.
The EPA’s “guidance document” will expand the Clean Water Act’s interpretation to allow the Agency to regulate small navigable bodies of water. Last week, Rep. McMorris Rodgers signed onto a letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson opposing the Agency’s consideration of that policy. That letter – which was signed onto by 169 other House Republicans and Democrats – can be viewed
The letter states that the EPA cannot simply "change the scope and meaning" of the law without first going through Congress.
By issuing “guidance” before conducting any rulemaking, the Obama Administration is violating the principles of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA). The APA sets the standards for the activities and rulemaking of all federal regulatory agencies, and is designed to ensure those agencies use open, uniform, and fair procedures.
Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-OH), Chairman of the Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee, pledged Wednesday that he will hold hearings on the “EPA’s practice of circumventing the regulatory process.”
Editor comment: This gets very tiring to watch our elected politicians still playing these silly useless games with us via the media. So a statement was filed, big hop-la deal. All this does is make our politicians look politically correct. If they were really doing their jobs, they would make a stand and start action to reverse, not a filing of statement. Heck, toilet paper is more useful, at least it cleans up a mess.