Laws & Regulations

"EPA: Enforcement Officials Up in Arms Over Anti-Gun Push"

"A few years back, U.S. EPA enforcement agents tracked a Utah environmental fugitive to a trailer parked at a marina in the Florida Keys. Larkin Baggett, one of EPA's 'most wanted' criminals at the time, appeared in the trailer doorway sweeping an assault rifle toward the approaching EPA agents and local cops, saying things like, 'I won't go,' according to court documents. The officers opened fire, wounding Baggett and taking him into custody."

Source: Greenwire, 01/30/2015

"Forest Service To Designate Routes for Snowmobiles on Public Lands"

"The U.S. Forest Service adopted a rule on Wednesday that requires managers of the nation’s nearly 200 forests and grasslands to formally designate where snowmobiles can be operated on the 193 million acres of public land the agency oversees."

Source: Reuters, 01/29/2015

"Obama's Base Mobilizes Against President's Free Trade Agenda"

Labor unions and environmentalists say the ultra-secret Trans Pacific Partnership trade treaty could nullify U.S. laws meant to protet Americans. They oppose the administration's bid for "fast-track" authority to present it to Congress on a take-it-or-leave it basis."

Source: Aljazeera America, 01/28/2015

"Fracking Debate Intensifies in Western Maryland"

"With natural gas drilling on the horizon in Western Maryland, dairy farmer Billy Bishoff welcomes the chance to supplement his income by collecting lease or royalty payments on the natural gas that lies beneath his family's 330 acres a few miles northwest of Deep Creek Lake."

Source: Baltimore Sun, 01/21/2015

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