EPA vs. States Rights and Property Rights

Is the EPA the savior of this amazing ecosytem, or stepping on states rights (or both)? And, for the first time Im torn on an issue like this in a very long time. Usually its states rights as a #1 priority. I don’t like government regulation. But I simply can’t like the idea of this huge ass mine. I am just trying to navigate through how property rights could be asserted in this situation which would make Libertarianism viable here.

Look up “Pebble Mine; Alaska”

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/environment/alaska-gold/treasure-hunt-the-battle-over-alaskas-mega-mine/

This is still undecided. Could go either way.

Maybe some bright attorney could look into this?!

This is the other side of the argument, the pro-liberty side. From a recent case:

U.S. Supreme Court Justice George Sutherland told the New York Bar Association in 1921 that man has three great rights – “the right to his life, the right to his liberty, the right to his property…The three rights are so bound together as to be essentially one right…To give him his liberty but take from him the property which is the fruit and badge of his liberty, is to still leave him a slave.”

Sackett vs. EPA and private property rights

http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/truth-be-told/2012/jan/20/sackett-vs-epa-and-private-property-rights/

40 million dollars in fines for this little project? Check that link above!

See more on this topic @

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/terrorism/july-dec02/liberty_9-10.html


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