EPA lawyer: What Constitution?

December 6, 2010

If you need more evidence that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is out-of-control, consider the comments of EPA senior counsel Bob Sussman as reported by Energy & Environmental Daily last week.

But Bob Sussman, who was EPA’s deputy administrator under President Clinton and returned to the agency to be Jackson’s senior counsel, said the agency has no choice but to carry additional weight these days because of inaction in Congress.

“After two decades of very active legislative activity on the environment, we’ve had 15-plus years in which the consensus and political will to overhaul our environmental statutes has been lacking,” Sussman said.

“It’s a situation which is going to continue because I think Congress is fundamentally divided on the future direction of environmental protection. The statutes that we have, imperfect as they may be, are the statutes that we’re going to have to continue to live with.”

Hello… America-to-Bob-Sussman… under our Constitution, the legislative branch makes the laws and the executive branch executes them. EPA has no constitutional authority to take any action that has not been not previously authorized by Congress. Contrary to Sussman-think, the EPA cannot take action that, in effect, “overhauls our environmental statutes” and it cannot “carry additional weight” on its own initiative.

One of the highest priority items for the 112th Congress will be to get a grip on the outlaw EPA.

5 Responses to “EPA lawyer: What Constitution?”

  1. […] EPA ignores hard science, so why not the constitution […]

  2. tarpon Says:

    And here I thought Congress ran the show. I guess all those fill in the blanks Democrat bills said otherwise.

    Anybody read Kagan’s Harvard Law Review paper … Presidential Administration? If not, now would be a good time if you want to know how you rule by presidential decree — Like Hugo Chavez.

  3. adrianvance Says:

    Right on and if you have any doubt please see this on You Tube:

    Mr. Obama admitted during the Senate campaign on several occasions that he was not born in the US. One was in a debate broadcast statewide! There is a lot more to this story than we are aware and the implications are both profound and disturbing.

  4. cleanwater2 Says:

    The best way to get Obama out of office is to write to your State Board of Elections and tell them that “because they did not get proper certification of the Constitutional Eligibility of Obama that they should decertify the 2008 election vote.”
    Obama has not produced a legal birth certificate therefore he has not proved that he is qualified to met the Constitutional requirements to be president even if he was born in Hawaii.
    The president is the appointee of the States and is only there because the state electoral college chooses him. Therefore if the States choose to decertify their vote because the candidate did not prove that he met the qualification set forth in the Constitution , the states can and should decertify the 2008 presidential election.

  5. adrianvance Says:

    Why is there any doubt that we have to impeach this regime? The ballot box is too slow and does not make the kind of statement we need to make to chase these bastards away for at least one generation if not forever.

    For more conservative thought, science and humor see: http://adrianvance.blogspot.com “The Two Minute Conservative” for 300 word pieces to illuminate your dinner table, radio or TV talk show or opinion page.

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