Fighting Unconstitutional, illegal Federal Actions:
Wyoming needs to fight the Obama administration’s war on Wyoming’s way of life.
For example, the so-called “Clean Power Plan” forces states to cut nationwide carbon emissions by 32% from 2005 levels by 2030. Under this rule, Wyoming would be forced to cut its emissions by 44% by 2030. This rule is designed to close our remaining coal-fired power plants and put the coal industry out of business. Wyoming needs to fight this illegal and unconstitutional rule to the fullest extent possible.
It needs to take this attitude to other rules designed to destroy Wyoming’s industries, like the “Waters of the United States rule.”
…A little background: in 2014, Chapter 14 of our Wyoming statutes (Protection of Constitutional Rights) was recently expanded with 9-14-102. Here’s a link to that statute: http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2014/Enroll/SF0075.pdf. I would like to highlight the following:
“The federal environmental protection agency has increasingly expanded its rule making authority granted by the United States congress.”
“Current rule making and other actions of the federal environmental protection agency have severely impacted the ability of the state and its citizens to prudently develop the state’s natural resources.”
“When rule making and other actions of the federal environmental protection agency rest on questionable congressional authority the state is authorized to protect its interests and the interests of its citizens and should challenge those actions, including unlawful rule making.”