Alito: EPA is ‘outrageous’

It’s a good thing for EPA that Clarence Thomas never says anything at oral argument.

About the Sackett case argued before the Supreme Court this morning, MSNBC reports:

… Justice Samuel Alito called the EPA’s actions “outrageous.” Justice Antonin Scalia noted the “high-handedness of the agency” in dealing with private property. Chief Justice John Roberts said that the EPA’s contention that the couple’s land is wetlands, something the couple disagrees with, would never be put to a test under current procedure…

3 thoughts on “Alito: EPA is ‘outrageous’”

  1. Why do we need another agency? If EPA was dissolved any replacement agency or if EPA responsibilities were shifted to another agency the only thing that would happen is the bunch of bureaucrats now in EPA would be moved to the new entity. So what has been gained? There is nothing in the Constitution that authorizes an environmental agency. Leave environmental regulations to the individual states to take care of their own needs.

  2. THE TIME HAS COME TO ELIMINATE THE EPA AND ESTABLISH A MUCH MORE COMMON SENSE AGENCY
    COMBINED WITH DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND OTHERS..
    THIS IS UNAMERICAN TO THE CORE.

  3. Just another illegal taking. If the EPA agreed to pay for the current market of the land and do the restoration themselves I’d give them the title. Until then, IT’S PRIVATE PROPERTY. Of course the Constitution has been punted to the sidelines some years ago, but perhaps this time the Supremes will do the right thing. Maybe.

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