The State of Oklahoma is turning to nullification, as well as the courts, to contend with federal Environmental Protection Agency overreach.
State Sen. Patrick Anderson recently submitted SB1167 to the Oklahoma Legislature. This bill will render void all rules imposed by the EPA and not passed by Congress. It is absolute nullification of that agency’s rulemaking in the state of Oklahoma.
Section 1.A. of the bill, as introduced, reads,
“The Legislature declares that the rulemaking authority of the Environmental Protection Agency is not authorized by the Constitution of the United States and violates its true meaning and intent as given by the founders and ratifiers, and is hereby declared to be invalid in the State of Oklahoma, shall not be recognized by this state, is specifically rejected by this state, and shall be considered null and void and of no effect in this state.”
The bill also requires the state legislature to take all steps necessary to block EPA enforcement of its rules.
Read more at The Tenth Amendment Center. By Susan Kennison.
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