OFFICE OF GOVERNOR MATT MEAD
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Ph. (307) 777-7437
January 6, 2014
Wyoming to EPA: Place Tribal Boundary Decision on Hold and
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – In a petition to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) filed today, the State of Wyoming, through the Attorney General, says the EPA used incomplete facts and faulty legal conclusions when making its decision to change existing law and alter the boundary of the State and the Wind River Reservation (WRR). The State’s petition asks the agency to reconsider and also stay any implementation of its December decision revising the WRR boundary.
“I understand that the Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone Tribes have a different opinion about the Wind River Reservation Boundary. My deep concern is about an administrative agency of the federal government altering a state’s boundary and going against over 100 years of history and law. This should be a concern to all citizens because, if the EPA can unilaterally take land away from a state, where will it stop?” Governor Matt Mead said. “I want to thank the Attorney General and his staff for acting with urgency and preparing a thorough review of the historical record. This analysis shows how flawed the EPA was in its legal justification for its decision. The federal government clearly had a predetermined outcome it sought to uphold.”
Obama is using the EPA to destroy the coal industry, steal land from states, and Boehner does nothing to stop him. Why haven’t impeachment proceedings been started?